What is ftutil2.dll?

The genuine ftutil2.dll file is a software component of FastTrak by Promise Technology.
Ftutil2.dll is a Dynamic Link Library, a repository of information required by the program to store program code, data, and resources. Promise Technology was founded in 1988 in San Jose, California. It supplies RAID (redundant array of independent disks) storage solutions to various customers from small businesses to major corporations based around the world. This file is part of the driver for the FastTrak PCI ATA RAID controllers. There have been reports of malware disguising itself as ftutil2.dll, especially when the file is not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. You should always check the ftutil2.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat.

FTUtil2 stands for FastTraktype Utility 2 Dynamic Link Library

Ftutil2.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if ftutil2.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Ftutil2.dll file information

The process known as ftutil2 DLL belongs to software fasttraktype Dynamic Link Library by Promise Technology (

Description: Ftutil2.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ftutil2.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 106,496 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The ftutil2.dll file is not a Windows system file. It is a Microsoft signed file. Ftutil2.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as ftutil2.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ftutil2.dll 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

its from Promise Technology, Inc
ftutil2.dll services my harddisk access optimalisation HP delivers it in Slimline PC's as automatic addon
  paul samson (nl)  
Thanks for posting this! I DID get a virus from a download recently, and noticed this was running in my processes in task manager during erratic PC behavior. I did an in system scan and found 2 instances, one was from HP, the other was the one running in task manager and was in the C:WINDOWS\system32 folder. It's gone now!! ;)
  Bob Denver  
It is a file for my Promise TX4200 SATA2 controller card. It should be located in the system32 directory, Mine is version and signed by Promise, reads 104K in size so isn't using a lot of resources. If yours is, somethings amiss (software or hardware). Some motherboards have the same controller chip and licensed this .dll from Promise as indicated by Paul Samson in another post here. If you are looking for malware, this probably isn't it.
  mr coffee  

Summary: Average user rating of ftutil2.dll: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think ftutil2.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving ftutil2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ftutil2. 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 ftutil2.dll 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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