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What does the FAHConsole.exe file do?

The FAHConsole.exe process is also known as File Association Helper and is a part of WinZip or, as the case may be, File Association Helper. This software is produced by Nico Mak Computing (www.winzip.com) or, as the case may be, WinZip Computing, S.L. An obsolete or defective version of FAHConsole.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about FAHConsole.exe File Association Helper

FAHConsole.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. FAHConsole.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 435,424 bytes (30% of all these files), 435,928 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. This FAHConsole program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The FAHConsole file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. FAHConsole.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 3% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves FAHConsole.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about FAHConsole?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall WinZip or File Association Helper

To remove File Association Helper from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate WinZip or File Association Helper in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if FAHConsole.exe (File Association Helper) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of File Association Helper. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for File Association Helper or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or FAHConsole.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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