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Program info

Estimated safety rating


fnplicensingservice.exe may be a dangerous program, according to heuristic analysis. This program triggers many of the "possible danger" criteria described in this document. It is not yet known if fnplicensingservice.exe is malware or an ok program that doesn't harm your PC. Please be careful with this program.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe

The default filename and directory where the application is stored is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is f76d04f7413b07daa029f6520b64b4e8.

Is running as a service


This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which perform useful features to other applications or to Windows in general.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This application runs in 32-bit mode. It can not exploit the full power of nowadays' computer chips. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Activation Licensing Service

The description present in the exe is Activation Licensing Service.

File version build 56285

File version stored as a property build 56285.


 Macrovision Europe Ltd.

Maker Macrovision Europe Ltd..


 Copyright (c) 2006-2007, Macrovision Europe Ltd. and/or Macrovision Corporation

Legal copyright Copyright (c) 2006-2007, Macrovision Europe Ltd. and/or Macrovision Corporation.

Digitally signed


fnplicensingservice.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays the large majority of legit software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature is not valid. This is a strong indicator that the program may be a virus and that somebody most likely changed some of its code after the signature was generated. Please be very careful regarding this!

Certifier name

 Macrovision Corporation

Digitally signed by: Macrovision Corporation

Issuer name

 Thawte Code Signing CA

Certificate's issuer name: Thawte Code Signing CA

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall routine, which is good. si are uninstall.