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Process name: Activation Licensing Service

Product: FLEXnet Publisher or Activation Licensing Service or BlackBerry Desktop Software or IBM Software Package Installer or BeyondTrust Privilege Manager or FLEXnet Licensing Service, FLEXnet Licensing Service

Company: Macrovision Europe (macrovision.com) or Acresso Software (flexerasoftware.com) or Flexera Software

File: FNPLicensingService.exe


FNPLicensingService.exe is the 32-bit license authenticating service provided by FLEXNet Publisher. This is not a standalone process and comes bundled into many software tools that either need or recommend license activation. This might have to be run just once or every time the product is used as the process is responsible to work as necessary for the respective utility.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/fnplicensingservice.exe.html 

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Average user rating of FNPLicensingService.exe: based on 49 votes. Read also the 42 reviews.

  • 3196 users ask for this file. 23 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 13 users rated it as neutral. 4 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 6 users rated it as dangerous. 7 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about FNPLicensingService.exe:
Pertains to Adobe Acrobat 8 assistant  See also: Link ChInO
Part of FLEXnet license manager - DRM.  See also: Link LazLong
Adobe Acrobat 8  See also: Link Mat
Adobe Lizenzüberprüfung via Datei: fnp_registrations.xml jobe
This program is a necessary licensing utility that Adobe uses for the Acrobat software.  See also: Link tom daly
If you have recently installed Adobe Acrobat 8, you may have noticed that it launches a process called FNPLicensingService.exe every time you start up your PC. This program is a necessary licensing utility that Adobe uses for the Acrobat software. dynoper
Licensing service in Adobe Acrobat 8  See also: Link adfgdgre
It is a very dangerous Virus. Symantech is writing a removal tool as we speak. James A.
FNPLicensingService.exe runs when the next generation of some adobe products are installed or excecuted ie. Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.0  See also: Link Apple Mac
It shows up after the installation of Adobe Acrobat 8. Eduard Cle
Going by the date and ownership properties on my machine, it seems to be related to the installation of Adobe acrobat version 8.0. I am sure it isn't a virus but I've had so much hassle with this product, maybe it could be classed as such!!! johnB
It is installed by Acrobat 8, and several other Adobe products.  See also: Link Grant
Ditto - tool used by programs such as Adobe Acrobat 8, can be disabled Kevin
Wichtig für Adobe Software / Important for Adobe Software
It is used by Acrotray from Adobe Acrobat 8 Jose Carlos Cobucci
 See also: Link cc
Anoying thingy, installed without permission with many programs. In this case, came with Adobe Creative Suite 3. Raphael "Jio" Campos
If you have recently installed Adobe Acrobat 8, you may have noticed that it launches a process called FNPLicensingService.exe every time you start up your PC. This program is a necessary licensing utility that Adobe uses for the Acrobat software. sprite
Installs with Acrobat 8 and perhaps Adobe CS3 products. Phones home and is a waste of resources, but reinstalls itself when Acrobat is run if the executable is deleted. Customer abuse by Adobe. Oliver
Shit from Adobe Products, without this file Adobe Applications are useless (Error Messages) Goomis
This is the Online-Activation script for activating TRUE Adobe Acrobat programs. This is not malware. Charles
it is mostly used by some Adobe software. persistant and tough service. it is almost unpossible to kill it, but even if you manage somehow, some Adobe software will not work at all. I've notice it have great network traffic with Adobe update server from time to time. there are ways to turn it of totaly and still to have Adobe software fully functional, but it is complicate a lot. it is not heavy, so it is best to leave it and let it do its job. worst case is that Adobe will learn that they have another illegal CS3 user. ;) milojica
Photoshop CS3 ГЛЕБ
AOK to block it with firewall sinbad
its a service that any adobe cs software dont run without, but it sucks walter
installed on my machine but not running, even though Acrobat Reader 8 is. choddo
If you want to continue using Adobe Acrobat 8, LEAVE IT. It won't run without it, no need to be paranoid and misinform everyone. FNPlicensingservice.exe is a Activation Licensing Service from Macrovision Europe Ltd. belonging to FLEXnet Publisher.This program is a necessary licensing utility that Adobe uses for the Acrobat software.It is required for Adobe Acrobat 8. It can be set to manual instead of run on startup. It comes with Acrobat 8.fnplicensingservice.exe is not a critical component.FNPLicensingService.exe runs when the next generation of some adobe products are installed or excecuted Pyro
It secretly verifies the licensing information of the adobe products and CRIPPLES your installation in case you have installed pirated software ++CHAMP++
That is from Adobe ...harmless and only appear when u open any adobe software Waqas
it sends info on all your installed programs when it phones home - someone should satrt a class action suit against adobe for bundling this spyware sean
It's used by adobe & installshield
runs with most adobe cs3/cs4 apps Alex
Installs with Adobe products witjout permissons. Annoying. Emre
Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 32-bit mlody
Needed to run Adobe progs (eg Acrobat 8, Photoshop CS) since it checks presence and registration (fnp_registrations.xml common dir). If renamed (eg .ex_) will reinstall itself. If deleted Adobe products may refuse to run. Rubbish but afraid needed. Bruce Wayne
I think it ran when I started Adobe PhotoShop Elements 7 ~Dave
adobe crap - deinstalling joe
I do not trust anything that is so persistent. I deleted the registry keys. This made the service in the "Services" panel not be able to identify it thus unable to start. Afterward I deleted the folder on my drive and it stayed deleted. The program that I have that starts it gives me a small error when it opens and the option to continue. You try this at your own risk. ALways back up the Registry before messing with it. Or reinstall the program to refresh the keys if you get bad results. I do not use Adobe products. This is not on an Adobe product so your results may vary. James
Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 32-bit launches this ccc
it is from ArcGIS software AC
Used by the Autodesk Revit licensing process MR
I just installed Solidworks CAD software and I'd guess that's what it is as SW is kinda pricey

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