Is fxssvc.exe safe or is this malware?

Purpose of fxssvc.exe:

fxssvc.exe file purpose and description:

fxssvc.exe is a program which may have been installed by you, but it also may have been preinstalled software. The file location is also shown below and should always be verified. It is important to always check the computer file location or folder, as this way you can guarantee that it is not just a virus or spyware program using the same name, yet placed in a different folder in an attempt to fool you, so always verify the location as this is always listed on This program file is part of the faxing software within Windows. It can send and receive faxes as needed and can work with MS Word. If you are not faxing or uses computer faxes then you can terminate this program. This file is considered safe and is not spyware or virus related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)

File type:
This is an executable program.

Where is the file or folder located on my computer?
This can be found on your hard drive at C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe

General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, fxssvc.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of fxssvc.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!