What is FtLnSOP.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 FtLnSOP.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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FtLnSOP.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with FtLnSOP
FtLnSOP.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Event MFC Application or Event message receiver/reflector for fujitsu scanner drivers belongs to software Fujitsu Scanner Utility for Microsoft Windows by PFU LIMITED (

Description: FtLnSOP.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. FtLnSOP.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 212,992 bytes (78% of all occurrences), 143,360 bytes, 233,472 bytes or 200,704 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. FtLnSOP.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to completely remove Software Operation Panel (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

Twain Treiber für Fujitsu FI-4120C2
  Vladislav Justus  
FtLnSOP.exe is an Event MFC Application, part of the Fujitsu Scanner Utility for Windows. It's usually found in C:\Windows\twain_32\fjscan32\SOP\. It normally runs at start-up. If you unload it by End Process, it will start up again when you next scan.
  David Rollo  
Für Fujitzu Scanner

Summary: Average user rating of FtLnSOP.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think FtLnSOP.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving FtLnSOP issues

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