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5% remove it95% keep it
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16.0.3014 6.67%
16.0.2707 4.44%
16.0.2630 2.22%
16.0.615 2.22%
16.0.421 33.33%
15.0.314 8.89%
14.3.3411 15.56%
14.3.3128 4.44%
14.3.1703 8.89%
14.3.1225 2.22%
14.3.511 6.67%
14.1.2008.0122 4.44%

GFI FAXmaker Client

What is GFI FAXmaker Client?  (from GFI Software)

The GFI FaxMaker client software consists of a fax printer driver and a fax viewer. When an email client is not used, the GFI FaxMaker Client gives end-users the ability to fax any type of file that can be printed, and to do so right from their desktop. The GFI FaxMaker client software also includes an optional fax me...  Read more


GFI FAXmaker Client is a program developed by GFI Software. The most used version is 16.0.421, 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. The software installer includes 41 files and is usually about 1.98 MB (2,072,064 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 64% of users of GFI FAXmaker Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gfi.com/fex
Help link: www.gfi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gfi\faxmaker client
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{98D69E8B-CF28-45B8-BB7F-E7DA109341EF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.98 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GFI FAXmaker Client

  • trb_ext.dll - GFI FaxMaker Client Troubleshooter extension
  • tiff32.dll - GFI TIFF processing library
  • sendfaxres.dll - Cliente de GFI FAXmaker (Formulario de mensaje de FAXmaker)
  • sendfxpbres.dll - Recursos de libreta de direcciones del cliente de GFI FAXmaker
  • sendfax.exe - FAXmaker Message Form
  • fmstart.exe - GFI FaxMaker Client (fmstart)
  • opnfrm32.exe - Outlook message form
  • sendfxpb.exe - GFI FaxMaker Client Address Book
  • viewer.exe
  • viewerres.dll - Fax Viewer Resource file
  • fmcmn_rc.dll - GFI Shared Library
  • fmaddrbk.dll - GFI FaxMaker (GFI FaxMaker Outlook Address Book)
  • fmp_drv.dll - GFI FaxMaker printer driver
  • gfimntr.dll - GFI FAXmaker (Faxmaker Printer print monitor)
  • gfimntr_x64.dll
  • insthlps2.dll - GFI installation helper
  • mapimsg.dll - MAPIMsg
  • trouble.exe - Common (GFI Troubleshooter)
  • fmfaxapi.exe
  • gfi.common.tracing.dll - Tracing
  • gfi_log.dll - GFI C.E.L.I. API
  • gfi_log_x64.dll
  • troubleres.dll - GFI Troubleshooter Resource File
  • utf8_slayer.dll
  • img32an.dll (by Metasoft Systems) - Imager SDK Graphics Engine (Imager SDK Annotation Module)
  • img32qq.dll (by Metasoft Systems)
  • img32vi.dll - Imager SDK Graphics File Format Module
  • prntinst.dll (by GFI) - Printer installation helper
  • gfi_ver.exe (by GFI)
  • libtiff.dll
  • stmp32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fmstart.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FMStart' which loads as "C:\Program Files\GFI\FaxMaker Client\fmstart.exe".

How do I remove GFI FAXmaker Client?

You can uninstall GFI FAXmaker Client 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 GFI FAXmaker Client, 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 GFI FAXmaker Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows 10 13.33%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 58.14%
Windows 7 Enterprise 16.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.98%
Windows 10 Pro 4.65%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 2.33%
Windows 8 Pro 2.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.41%
  Germany 10.17%
  India 5.08%
  France 3.39%
  United Kingdom 1.69%
  Greece 1.69%
  Italy 1.69%
  Canada 1.69%
  United Arab Emirates 1.69%
  Russia 1.69%
  TN 1.69%
  Austria 1.69%
  Netherlands 1.69%
  Turkey 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 41.46%
Hewlett-Packard 19.51%
Lenovo 12.20%
Intel 7.32%
Acer 4.88%
Samsung 2.44%
ASUS 2.44%
Sony 2.44%
Toshiba 2.44%
American Megatrends 2.44%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 790 5.41%
Dell OptiPlex 990 5.41%
Dell OptiPlex 980 2.70%
LENOVO 418063U 2.70%
LENOVO 2392APU 2.70%

About GFI Software

GFI Software is a developer of computer security software whose products include software for filtering spam and viruses from e-mail as well as for monitoring and scanning networks for security purposes.
Publisher URL: www.gfi.com


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