What does the fraps.exe file do?
The fraps.exe process is also known as Fraps and is a part of FRAPS. This software is produced by Beepa P/L (beepa.com). An obsolete or defective version of fraps.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Fraps has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Fraps 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)
- fraps.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module fraps.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about fraps.exe Fraps
fraps.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file fraps.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,547,384 bytes (12% of all these files), 2,366,128 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 49% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A fraps.exe file has a 52% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 2,547,384 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The fraps file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. There is no internal description of the file.
- A fraps.exe file has a 88% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 2,652,432 bytes. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual fraps.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.
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 fraps.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 fraps?
|Video caputer software for use with games. (Make your own trailers) (further information...) |
|This is a program used for capturing screenshots and video whilst in full screen directx games. (further information...) |
|it isn't dangerous it's a prog. that shows you how much fraps you have in a game or vid (further information...) |
|It's a program to record movies in 3d-applications (further information...) |
|Its a good program, but it wont go away after uninstall!!!! rebooted and reinstalled but still there again!! (further information...) |
Summary: 9 users judge fraps.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall FRAPS
To remove Fraps 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 FRAPS in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if fraps.exe (Fraps) 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 Fraps. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Fraps 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 fraps.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.