What is FreemakeUtilsService.exe?

The genuine FreemakeUtilsService.exe file is a software component of Freemake Video Converter by Freemake.
Freemake Video Converter is a conversion tool for video for the Microsoft Windows platform. FreemakeUtilsService.exe is a process that runs program updates and collects and send crash reports to the Freemake server. Some malware scanners have marked this process as possible malware. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Freemake Video Converter offers conversion between 500 different file formats including MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MP3, DVD, 3GP, SWF, FLV, HD, MOV, RM, QT, Divx, Xvid, TS, MTS, Fraps, etc. The software features processing multimedia to video from imported photos and audio, batch conversion, and supports the H.264, MKV, MPEG4, AAC codecs. Freemake is an online company that develops freeware digital video and multimedia processing software alternatives to popular paid products. Freemake was founded in 2010 and has released five products so far, most notably, the Freemake Video Converter and Freemake Video Downloader. The company is currently headquartered in Los Angeles, California, USA.

FreemakeUtilsService stands for Freemake Utilities Service

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 FreemakeUtilsService.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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FreemakeUtilsService.exe file information

The process known as Freemake Improver belongs to software Freemake Improver or Freemake Service or Ellora Assets by Freemake (

Description: FreemakeUtilsService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. FreemakeUtilsService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 108,032 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 101,888 bytes and 14 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:

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If FreemakeUtilsService.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 57% dangerous. The file size is 108,032 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 100,864 bytes and 11 more variants. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FreemakeUtilsService.exe. Therefore, you should check the FreemakeUtilsService.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

Installs when you download Freemake Video Converter via
I hadn't run FreeMake for some months, but there is an entry in the Error log for last night saying this service crashed at just after 5am (when I was fast asleep).
It belongs to freemake app. Probably junk because the app works without it. it is located in C:\ProgramData\Freemake
  Asaf   (further information)
It is for Freemake Converter
gehört zu freemake Video, ein konvertier- und Schneidprogramm. Verlinkung zu Werbung, ansonsten meiner Meinung nach harmlos.
  H.-J. Hofer  
According to Freemake, the FreemakeUtilsService.exe is used for updates and to collect crash reports. They claim to not collect any of your personal information (email, passwords, IP addresses,your location., et-cetera, but if they wanted to then they probably could and personally I wound'nt trust any additional software that is connected to an external server.. The FreemakeUtilsService has been evaluated, very recently, by many anti-virus software such as Norton, Avg, McAfee, etc. Apprently 50% of the revieved files were safe and 50% were dectected as a threat[According to ""]. Thus there is a chance that your FreemakeUtilsService.exe is camouflaged malware.
It's from Freemake as the name suggests and it for me it has caused 2 critical failures according to Reliability Monitor.
  Szabó Gábor   (further information)
Es ist sicher es ist Video konvertierer.
  GLaDOS_96   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of FreemakeUtilsService.exe: based on 9 votes with 8 user comments. One user thinks FreemakeUtilsService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. One user thinks FreemakeUtilsService.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving FreemakeUtilsService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FreemakeUtilsService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the FreemakeUtilsService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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