"Fax - fxssvc.exe" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Fax" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Fax" service related to fxssvc.exe?

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A

"Fax" is a Windows 7 service that "Enables you to send and receive faxes, utilizing fax resources available on this computer or on the network." "Fax" service is provided by fxssvc.exe EXE file.

Detailed information on "Fax" service:

Service name: Fax
Display name: Fax
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   Plug and Play
   Print Spooler
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
   Telephony

"Fax" service is provided by an EXE file called: fxssvc.exe:

Name: fxssvc.exe
Location: C:\Windows\System32\fxssvc.exe
Description: Fax Service
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 511 KB (523,264 bytes)
Modified: Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:17:11 AM

Disabling "Fax" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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