"FXSSVC.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "FXSSVC.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "FXSSVC.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "FXSSVC.exe" process?

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A

"FXSSVC.exe" process represents "Fax Service" program. "FXSSVC.exe" process is created by the service: "Fax".

"FXSSVC.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "services" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wininit
      services
         FXSSVC

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "FXSSVC.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
FXSSVC.exe                6,312 K   Fax Service

Additional information about "FXSSVC.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\windows\system32\fxssvc.exe

Programe file information:
   Name: FXSSVC.exe
   Location: C:\windows\system32\fxssvc.exe
   Description: Fax Service
   Version: 6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
   Size: 689152 bytes
   Last modified: 11/20/2010 10:25:14 PM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.18837_none_fa3b1e3d17594757
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.18837_none_fa3b1e3d17594757
C:\Windows\SERVIC~2\NETWOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\FXSTIFFDebugLogFile.txt
C:\Windows\SERVIC~2\NETWOR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\FXSSVCDebugLogFile.txt

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fax\Client\ServiceStartup
HKCU\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\tapi32
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fax\Device Providers\{2172FD8F-11F6-11D3-90BF-006094EB630B}

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\system32\pcwum.DLL
C:\windows\system32\VERSION.dll
C:\windows\system32\SHLWAPI.dll

"FXSSVC.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "FXSSVC.exe" process.

 

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