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Should I remove File Association Helper?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,862
United States Rank #1,934
Reach 0.3588%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.32 days
923.92 days >
Average installed length: 485.45 days


VersionDistribution 82.63% 17.37%

Typically installed together

File Association Helper


File Association Helper is a software program developed by WinZip Computing. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.09 MB (1,146,880 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 46% of users of File Association Helper come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.
  • Starts automatically

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WinZip Computing International, LLC
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\file association helper
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{936B9029-265A-45CB-88DA-B00EAB4DD14C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by File Association Helper

  • fah.exe (by Nico Mak Computing) - File Association Helper
  • fahconsole.exe (by Nico Mak Computing)
  • fahwindow.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • fahconsole.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FAHConsole_Reg_HKLMRun.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fahconsole.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FAHConsole' which loads as C:\Program Files\File Association Helper\FAHConsole.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.67 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0026754380%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00089208%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00178336%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:292,439,745
8,062,084 average

How do I remove File Association Helper?

You can uninstall File Association Helper 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program File Association Helper, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Helper.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.22%
Windows 10 31.91%
Windows Vista 4.36%
Windows XP 2.48%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.43%
Windows 7 Professional 12.31%
Windows 8.1 11.25%
Windows 10 Home 7.97%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.03%
  United Kingdom 7.20%
  Italy 4.32%
  Canada 4.05%
  France 3.37%
  Australia 2.40%
  Netherlands 2.37%
  India 2.11%
  Spain 1.72%
  Germany 1.22%
  Mexico 1.21%
  Belgium 1.01%
  Sweden 0.90%
  Philippines 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.40%
Dell 19.78%
Acer 18.35%
ASUS 10.38%
Toshiba 7.30%
Lenovo 5.74%
Samsung 4.27%
Intel 1.06%
Alienware 0.68%
MSI 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.98%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.30%
ASUS All Series 5.03%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.35%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.09%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.35%

About WinZip Computing

WinZip is a file archiver and compressor for Windows developed by WinZip Computing.
Publisher URL: www.winzip.com


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