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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:

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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 2,550,968 bytes (12% of all these files), 2,533,040 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
This file contains no information about the producer or the version. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The fraps 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. Fraps.exe contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Fraps.exe is capable of log keyboard entries, hide itself from other programs as well as Change the behavior of other applications. 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 (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 2,181,040 bytes. The fraps file does not supply any version information or other description. 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 process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The fraps file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the 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 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...)
Adam W
This is a program used for capturing screenshots and video whilst in full screen directx games. (further information...)
FlameBoy
it isn't dangerous it's a prog. that shows you how much fraps you have in a game or vid (further information...)
infinity
It's a program to record movies in 3d-applications (further information...)
Hendrik Nijmeijer
Its a good program, but it wont go away after uninstall!!!! rebooted and reinstalled but still there again!! (further information...)
DJPhilluk

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.

  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 FRAPS in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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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.

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