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Startup program entry details:

FreePDF Assistant (fpassist.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Not required or not recommended - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

For further information on how to identify and disable startup programs please visit the Introduction page.


Part of FreePDF (was FreePDF XP) - a utility used to create Adobe compatible PDF files from virtually any Windows application. This executable needs to be running when you want to send a printer output to a PDF file via the FreePDF virtual printer, otherwise the output(s) will be queued until the next time it is running

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FreePDF Assistant] C:\Program Files\FreePDF_XP\fpassist.exe

Other information:


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