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8.00.1710 18.18%
8.00.1610 9.09%
8.00.1600 9.09% 18.18% 18.18% 9.09% 18.18%

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FaxTalk Messenger Pro 8

What is FaxTalk Messenger Pro 8?  (from Thought Communications)

Easy to use answering machine software and fax software for Windows. FaxTalk Messenger Pro manages your voice messages and faxes quickly, efficiently, and reliably. Whether you're a small business or an individual, FaxTalk Messenger Pro's fax and answering machine features turn your computer into sophisticated answerin...  Read more


FaxTalk Messenger Pro 8 is a program developed by Thought Communications. The most used version is 8.00.1710, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 48 files and is usually about 22.78 MB (23,887,861 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 93% of users of FaxTalk Messenger Pro 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.faxtalk.com/products/ftmp/index.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FaxTalk\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5B56FED7-B4F7-4530-9259-BF9BE5034FB3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 22.78 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FaxTalk Messenger Pro 8

  • fapiexe.exe - FaxTalk FAPI (FaxTalk FAPI Module)
  • ftfapi32.DLL
  • ftfres32.dll
  • FaxTalkAPI.dll - FaxTalk (FaxTalk API Module)
  • FTbackup.exe - FaxTalk Backup
  • FTcext32.dll - FaxTalk Class Extensions
  • FTcfgset.dll - FaxTalk Configuration DLL
  • FTclctrl.exe - FaxTalk CallControl
  • FTcman32.exe - FaxTalk Program Configuration
  • FTcvrsht.exe - FaxTalk Coversheet Designer
  • FTfolder.dll - FaxTalk Folder DLL
  • FTfstg32.dll - FaxTalk Fax Storage Module
  • FTfxview.exe - FaxTalk Fax Viewer
  • FTgrtmgr.exe - FaxTalk Greeting Manager
  • FTlnstat.exe - FaxTalk Line Status
  • FTmapipb.dll - FaxTalk MAPI Phonebook
  • FTmaud32.dll - FaxTalk Audio DLL
  • FTmdmdr.exe - FaxTalk Modem Doctor
  • FTmdmset.exe - FaxTalk Modem Selection Module
  • FTmdmutl.dll - FaxTalk Modem Utility
  • FTmprod.dll - FaxTalk Product DLL
  • FTmsgr32.exe - FaxTalk Main Application
  • FTmsgsvc.exe - FaxTalk Service Module
  • FToleu32.dll - FaxTalk OLE Utility
  • FTosutil.dll - FaxTalk OS Utility
  • FTpext32.dll - FaxTalk Phonebook Extension
  • FTprnjob.exe - FaxTalk Print Job Module
  • FTprnsta.exe - FaxTalk Printer Installation Utility
  • FTprnsvr.exe - FaxTalk Print Server Module
  • FTregptl.dll - FaxTalk Security Module
  • FTregutl.dll - FaxTalk Registry Utility
  • FTresdll.dll - FaxTalk Resource Module
  • FTrwcodc.dll - FaxTalk Rockwell Audio Codec
  • FTscnutl.dll - FaxTalk Scanner Utility
  • FTsndjob.dll - FaxTalk Send Job Module
  • FTsndtsk.exe - FaxTalk Send Task Module
  • FTsvcman.dll - FaxTalk Service Manager
  • FTprc32.dll (by Preview Software Inc) - tl32v20

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • FTmsgsvc.exe runs as a service named 'FaxTalk Messenger Pro 8' (FaxTalk Messenger Pro 8) "Answer incoming calls and send faxes when not logged in.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FTclctrl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FaxTalk Messenger Pro 8' which loads as "C:\Program Files\FaxTalk\FTClCtrl.exe".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FTmsgsvc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FaxTalk\FTmsgsvc.exe'.
  • FTclctrl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FaxTalk\FTclctrl.exe'.
  • Fapiexe.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FaxTalk\Fapiexe.exe'.

How do I remove FaxTalk Messenger Pro 8?

Quickly and completely remove FaxTalk Messenger Pro 8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FaxTalk Messenger Pro 8 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 FaxTalk Messenger Pro 8, 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 FaxTalk Messenger Pro 8.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP2) 9%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 8 27.27%
Windows XP 9.09%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 27.27%
Windows 10 Pro 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.59%
  South Africa 3.70%
  Canada 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Common models
powerspec B634 22.22%
Sony SVT13114GXS 11.11%
MSI MS-7636 11.11%
Micro-Star MS-7549 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 11.11%
Gigabyte 945GCM-S2C 11.11%


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