What does the FastUserSwitching.exe file do?
The FastUserSwitching.exe process is also known as FastUser MFC Application or, as the case may be, FastUserSwitching MFC Application and is a part of DELLOSD or, as the case may be, Buttons & OSDs control application gen2. This software is produced by Hewlett Packard (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of FastUserSwitching.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- FastUser MFC Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- FastUser MFC Application has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- FastUserSwitching.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module FastUserSwitching.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about FastUserSwitching.exe FastUser MFC Application
FastUserSwitching.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. FastUserSwitching.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 49,152 bytes (76% of all these files), 208,896 bytes, 53,248 bytes or, as the case may be, 258,048 bytes.
This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The FastUserSwitching file is not part of the Windows operating system. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. FastUserSwitching.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 58% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A FastUserSwitching.exe file has a 80% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 208,896 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 192,512 bytes. It is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This FastUserSwitching program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. FastUserSwitching.exe is capable of track other applications.
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 FastUserSwitching.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 FastUserSwitching?
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 DELLOSD or Buttons & OSDs control application gen2
To remove FastUser MFC Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate DELLOSD or Buttons & OSDs control application gen2 in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if FastUserSwitching.exe (FastUser MFC Application) 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 FastUser MFC Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for FastUser MFC Application 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 FastUserSwitching.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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