What is fpdisp5a.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the fpdisp5a.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Fpdisp5a.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with fpdisp5a
Fpdisp5a.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: Fpdisp5a.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Fpdisp5a.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32—usually C:\Windows\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 487,424 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 389,120 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Fpdisp5a.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fpdisp5a.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the fpdisp5a.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

  DaTaX   (further information)
Vollkommen harmlos, da Drucksoftware
  Raienr Gross  
Shareware printer driver that provides universal print preview, N-up printing, etc. Saves you paper, ink, and time
  Philip Gump   (further information)
Booklet maker, etc - excellent, shareware ver. doesn't expire discreet label in unregistered version
  Lyman   (further information)
Fineprint dispatcher
Virtual print manager, does booklets double sided and multiple pages per A4 etc
  CB   (further information)
Perfect print software esp. for bucklets etc.
A great way to save ink
I use it to print up to 16 pages on one sheet of paper, it save my paper and ink. Not dangerous
  wey ann  

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Summary: Average user rating of fpdisp5a.exe: based on 21 votes with 12 user comments. 20 users think fpdisp5a.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving fpdisp5a issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with fpdisp5a. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the fpdisp5a.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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