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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)) or, as the case may be, Activation Licensing Service. 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:

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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 (81% of all these files), 651,720 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
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. For this reason, 39% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A FNPLicensingService.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 8,704 bytes. There is no internal description of the file. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The FNPLicensingService file is not part of the Windows operating system.

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...)
ChInO
Part of FLEXnet license manager - DRM.
LazLong
Adobe Acrobat 8 (further information...)
Mat
Adobe Lizenzüberprüfung via Datei: fnp_registrations.xml
jobe
This program is a necessary licensing utility that Adobe uses for the Acrobat software. (further information...)
tom daly

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) or Activation Licensing Service

FNPLicensingService.exe  Activation Licensing service fix

To remove Activation Licensing service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for FLEXnet Publisher) or Activation Licensing Service in the list of available programs.
  5. 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 Registry Cleaner 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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