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Should I remove File Association Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,800
United States Rank #2,934
Reach 0.1093%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.11 days
121.38 days >
Average installed length: 63.77 days


0.8 2.63%
0.7 9.21%
0.5 77.30%
0.4 0.16%
0.3 10.69%

File Association Manager

What is File Association Manager?

File Association Manager uses various co-bundled installers such as InstallIQ to package its software with various third party applications through offers.

About  (from Amnis Technology Ltd)

File Association Manager is a program which helps you find programs to run unknown file types. It integrates seamlessly into Windows and greatly improves on the standard extension solution. It allows the user to easily identify and download programs to run thousands of files.


The most common release is 0.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named FAM.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 852.02 KB (872,468 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
File Association Manager has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: yourfileinfo.com/software/download
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\fileassociationmanager
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\FileAssociationManager\uninstall-fam.exe"
Estimated size: 852.02 KB

Program filesFiles installed by File Association Manager

Program executable:FAM.exe
Name:File Association Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\fileassociationmanager\FAM.exe
  • Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FileAssociationManagerUpdater' (runs daily at 5:44 AM).

How do I remove File Association Manager?

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Or, you can uninstall File Association Manager from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program File Association Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove File Association Manager.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.32%
Windows 8 24.51%
Windows Vista 6.74%
Windows XP 5.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.57%
Windows 7 Professional 11.55%
Windows 8 11.06%
Windows 8.1 8.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.10%
  Canada 2.04%
  United Kingdom 1.25%
  India 0.68%
  Indonesia 0.57%
  Australia 0.45%
  MA 0.45%
  Malaysia 0.45%
  Brazil 0.34%
  Croatia 0.34%
  Netherlands 0.34%
  Philippines 0.34%
  Switzerland 0.23%
  Egypt 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.35%
Dell 25.47%
Acer 15.42%
Toshiba 10.51%
ASUS 4.21%
Lenovo 2.57%
Intel 2.10%
Samsung 1.87%
American Megatrends 0.93%
MSI 0.70%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.38%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.92%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.87%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.05%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.05%

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Rizathivax7 months ago
I just had to repair my mothers Windows 8 computer, it had several issues that I was having a hard time tracking down. What finally proved to be the problem was discovered when I opened "Default Programs", then clicked on "Associate a file type or protocol with a specific program". Almost every "Description" had been set to "File Association Manager" & those also had "File Association Manager" as it's "Current Default". I was amazed that it was running at all. I found & removed the program, then restarted the computer. On restart, most items had been changed to "Unknown" with "Current Default" set as "Unknown application". Only a few had been restored to their normal settings. After searching on the net & founding that no one has a free fix for restoring all Windows 8 file associations, I restored it to a point a month earlier. On restart, the file associations were restored, as was the correct operation of the computer. Now, I have removed this program off other machines, mainly because it was annoying, but I have no idea what caused it to do what it did this time.