"Windows Font Cache Service - FntCache.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Windows Font Cache Service" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Windows Font Cache Service" service related to FntCache.dll?

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A

"Windows Font Cache Service" is a Windows 8 service that optimizes performance of applications by caching commonly used font data. Applications will start this service if it is not already running. It can be disabled, though doing so will degrade application performance. "Windows Font Cache Service" service is provided by FntCache.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Windows Font Cache Service" service:

Service name: FontCache
Display name: Windows Font Cache Service
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
Start type: Manual
Service status: Started
Dependencies: None

"Windows Font Cache Service" service is provided by a DLL file called: FntCache.dll:

Name: FntCache.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\FntCache.dll
Description: Windows Font Cache Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16433
Size: 1.22 MB (1,280,000 bytes)
Modified: Thursday, ‎October ‎11, ‎2012, ‏‎1:43:53 AM

Disabling "Windows Font Cache Service" service will not cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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