What is fpassist.exe?

The genuine fpassist.exe file is a software component of FreePDF by Stefan Heinz.
Fpassist.exe is an executable file that is responsible for launching the FreePDF Assistant, a process that runs the user interface for FreePDF. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. FreePDF is a utility program used to create PDF files from practically any program created for the Windows platform. It was created with the objective of converting any kind of static document into a PDF file. FreePDF provides features to send a PDF file by email, storw PDF files, create multiple prints into a single PDF (MultiDoc), and join two or more PDF documents. FreePDF is developed and maintained by Stefan Heinz.

FPAssist stands for FreePDF Assistant

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the fpassist.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Fpassist.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with fpassist
Fpassist.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as FreePDF Assistent für FreePDF3 belongs to software FreePDF_Assistant or FreePDF or FreePDF_0102_ENU_B04 by (

Description: Fpassist.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Fpassist.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 312,320 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 371,200 bytes and 18 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The fpassist.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with fpassist.exe, you could also uninstall the software FreePDF () or FreePDF XP using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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If fpassist.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 371,200 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fpassist.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the fpassist.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Summary: Average user rating of fpassist.exe: based on 21 votes with 4 user comments. 17 users think fpassist.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving fpassist issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with fpassist. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the fpassist.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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