What is fraps.dll?

The genuine fraps.dll file is a software component of FRAPS by Beepa P/L.
Fraps.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to Fraps, a benchmarking tool for Windows. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This file is not a critical Windows component and can be removed if known to create problems. Fraps provides tools for screen capture and screen recording. It can capture from software that uses DirectX and OpenGL, such as PC games. It is free to use for clocking the frame rate and benchmarking but video and screen capture require a licensed copy. Fraps provides high quality video capturing and the currently highest supported resolution is currently 7680×4800. Fraps was first released in 2012.

Fraps.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 fraps.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Fraps.dll file information

The process known as Fraps belongs to software FRAPS by Beepa P/L (

Description: Fraps.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Fraps.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 184,320 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 172,032 bytes or 176,128 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. There is no file information. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The fraps.dll file is not a Windows system file. Fraps.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of fraps.dll, you may want to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramFraps.

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If fraps.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 159,744 bytes. There is no description of the program. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. Fraps.dll is not a Windows core file. Fraps.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fraps.dll. Therefore, you should check the fraps.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

This belongs to Fraps application

Summary: Average user rating of fraps.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving fraps issues

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