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Should I remove FAHClient?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,459
United States Rank #8,385
Reach 0.0338%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.43 days
219.05 days >
Average installed length: 115.10 days


7.4.4 37.13%
7.4.2 0.42%
7.3.6 48.52%
7.2.9 6.12%
7.1.52 7.17%
7.1.38 0.42%
7.1.24 0.21%

Other programs by Stanford University



FAHClient is a program developed by Stanford University. The most used version is 7.3.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 94.91 MB (99,516,715 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 61% of users of FAHClient come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: folding.stanford.edu
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\fahclient
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FAHClient\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 94.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FAHClient

  • cufft32_30_14.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Windows XP CUDA 3.0.14 FFT Library (NVIDIA CUDA FFT Library, Version 3.0.14)
  • cufft.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA CUDA 2.2 FFT Library (NVIDIA CUDA FFT Library, Version 2.2)
  • cudart32_30_14.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.14 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.0.14)
  • amdcalcl.dll (by Advanced Micro Devices) - AMD CAL compiler runtime
  • cudart.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 2.2 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 2.2)
  • amdcalrt.dll (by Advanced Micro Devices) - AMD CAL runtime
  • libpangowin32-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoWin32
  • freetype6.dll (by GnuWin32 ) - FreeType (Libfreetype: font engine and rasterizer)
  • libpangoft2-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoFT2
  • python26.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • libpango-1.0-0.dll - Pango
  • libgdk_pixbuf-2.0-0.dll (by The GTK developer community) - GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit)
  • libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll (by The GTK developer community) - GIMP Drawing Kit
  • libglib-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • libgmodule-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GModule
  • libgobject-2.0-0.dll - GObject
  • libgthread-2.0-0.dll - GThread
  • libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • libatk-1.0-0.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - atk
  • FAHClient.exe
  • FAHControl.exe
  • FAHViewer.exe
  • libcairo-2.dll
  • libexpat-1.dll
  • libfontconfig-1.dll
  • libgio-2.0-0.dll
  • libpangocairo-1.0-0.dll
  • libpng14-14.dll
  • pywintypes26.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • FAHClient.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FAHClient' and executes as C:\Program Files\FAHClient\FAHClient.exe.
  • FAHControl.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FAHControl.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\FAHClient\FAHControl.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FAHClient.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FAHClient\FAHClient.exe'.

How do I remove FAHClient?

Quickly and completely remove FAHClient from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FAHClient 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 FAHClient, 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 FAHClient.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.06%
Windows 8 43.04%
Windows XP 0.84%
Windows Vista 0.84%
Windows Server 2003 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.66%
Windows 7 Professional 13.95%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.63%
Windows 8.1 9.30%
Windows 10 Home 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.46%
  United Kingdom 7.13%
  Canada 4.07%
  France 3.23%
  Australia 2.72%
  Germany 2.55%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  Sweden 1.53%
  Belgium 1.36%
  Norway 1.19%
  DK 1.19%
  Brazil 1.02%
  Italy 1.02%
  Spain 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.78%
Hewlett-Packard 21.33%
ASUS 17.33%
Acer 10.22%
Lenovo 4.89%
Alienware 2.67%
MSI 2.22%
Toshiba 1.33%
Intel 1.33%
Samsung 0.89%
Medion 0.44%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.02%
MSI MS-7751 5.49%
Dell XPS 8700 3.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.05%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.44%
MSI MS-7821 2.44%


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