What does the FNPLicensingService.exe file do?
The FNPLicensingService.exe process is also known as Activation Licensing Service and is a part of FLEXnet Publisher (Version (32 bit)). This software is produced by Macrovision Europe (www.macrovision.com) or, as the case may be, Acresso Software (www.flexerasoftware.com). An obsolete or defective version of FNPLicensingService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Activation Licensing service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Activation Licensing service 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)
- FNPLicensingService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module FNPLicensingService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about FNPLicensingService.exe Activation Licensing service
FNPLicensingService.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file FNPLicensingService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 654,848 bytes (58% of all these files), 651,720 bytes as well as 12 other variants.
It is the service "FLEXnet Licensing".
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. FNPLicensingService.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 36% 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 FNPLicensingService.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 FNPLicensingService?
|Pertains to Adobe Acrobat 8 assistant (further information...) |
|Part of FLEXnet license manager - DRM. |
|Adobe Acrobat 8 (further information...) |
|Adobe Lizenzüberprüfung via Datei: fnp_registrations.xml |
|This program is a necessary licensing utility that Adobe uses for the Acrobat software. (further information...) |
Summary: 19 users judge FNPLicensingService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 6 users have already deleted FNPLicensingService.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall FLEXnet Publisher)
To remove Activation Licensing service 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 FLEXnet Publisher) in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if FNPLicensingService.exe (Activation Licensing service) 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 Activation Licensing service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Activation Licensing service 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 FNPLicensingService.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.