"FAHWindow64.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "FAHWindow64.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "FAHWindow64.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "FAHWindow64.exe" process?

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A

"FAHWindow64.exe" process represents "File Association Helper" program. "FAHWindow64.exe" process is created by the startup program: "File Association Helper".

"FAHWindow64.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   FAHWindow64

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "FAHWindow64.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
FAHWindow64.exe           6,096 K   File Association Helper

Additional information about "FAHWindow64.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\WinZip\FAHWindow64.exe" register

Programe file information:
   Name: FAHWindow64.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\WinZip\FAHWindow64.exe
   Description: File Association Helper
   Version: 3.0.0.3
   Size: 186560 bytes
   Last modified: 10/27/2016 10:00:00 PM
   Company Name: WinZip Computing, S.L.
   
Some data files used:
C:\Program Files\WinZip
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui

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
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Program Files\WinZip\FAHDll64.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll
C:\windows\system32\USP10.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll

"FAHWindow64.exe" process is not a virus. You should disable the "File Association Helper" startup program. There is no need of help to associate files to WinZip.

 

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