What is fppdis2a.exe?

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 fppdis2a.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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Fppdis2a.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with fppdis2a
Fppdis2a.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as FinePrint pdfFactory or pdfFactory belongs to software FinePrint pdfFactory or pdfFactory by FinePrint Software (

Description: Fppdis2a.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Fppdis2a.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 442,368 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 393,216 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Fppdis2a.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fppdis2a.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the fppdis2a.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.


User Comments

PDF Printer driver to create PDF-Documents
  solution   (further information)
Creates pdf files from any printable document
  guillermo scharffenorth   (further information)
Itis a virtual printerthat creates PDF files
  Sorry, never give my name   (further information)
Fine Print PDF Factory Background Program
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PDF Factory Driver
Virtual printer driver for PDF Creation
Creates pdf files from any printable document
pdf Factory executable
PDF file maker
  CB   (further information)
PDF virtual printer, driver. Creates PDF Documents from printouts

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Summary: Average user rating of fppdis2a.exe: based on 17 votes with 10 user comments. 16 users think fppdis2a.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving fppdis2a issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with fppdis2a. 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 fppdis2a.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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