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Where does FNPLicensingService.exe come from?

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Bryan84    1

Does anyone knows where does FNPLicensingService.exe comes from?

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Merecumb    0

How exactly can I block a program (eg. FNPLicensingService.exe) from accessing the Internet. Is a Firewall indispensable for this?

Thx in advance

Sandro aka Merecumb?

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way2quik    6

the program works fine after disabling it.

i can still view PDF files.

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earthsound    0
So far aftr disabling it .. it's running well. My CS3 Photoshop that is.

Are you referring to disabling the FLEXnet service via the Services Control Panel app? If you do that and do not rename FNP_Act_Installer.dll, then Adobe will re-enable it eventually via svchost.exe. I don't have Photoshop CS3 to confirm what it does, but I know that Acrobat Pro 8 will do this.

If you didn't rename the .dll, then check your running processes again after a while & see if FNPLicensingService.exe is running. :|

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Guest craft660   

I see what keeps putting it back in play. The Acrobat Assistant seems to be the problem. Here is how I stopped it from showing up anymore.

First kill Acrobat Assistant from your HKLM / Run registry entry.

Then stop and disable the FLEXnet Licensing Service.

Or, I've included a reg file that will remove the Acrobat Assistant autorun entry and disable the FLEXnet Licensing Service in case you aren't registry or services savvy. Run that file and kill the FNPLicensingService.exe from Windows Task Manager and you shouldn't see it anymore.

so is this the only way, can't you completely uninstall it or does acrobat reinstall it after every use?

I feel a bit hesitant having a program from macrovision on my hd

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malamute    0

I have deleted all reference to flexnet in my registry,started up Acrobat and it DID run.But i knew this anyway but just wanted to check and it didn't recreate the flexnet service

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rbogie    0

interesting discussion. query: what's the practical problem with FNPLS? zone alarm logs FNPLS as "activation licensing service" and when i block it from accessing internet there's no problem. Is FNPLS intended to kill bootlegged versions of Acrobat-8? Or just to report home so they can come for you with the army?

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joe_banana    0

the first page post from mike helped.

it installed with acrobat pro for me..

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whocares78    0
Does anyone knows where does FNPLicensingService.exe comes from?

ever heard of google, it woudl be alot quicker than asking someone here. e.g. it took me all of 30 seconds to find

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.

People have tried many different methods to disable the FNPLicensingService, however, Acrobat WILL NOT RUN without this service.

If you disable the service by using the Services Control Panel (services.msc) or msconfig, Adobe Acrobat will simply re-enable it without asking.

If you attempt to rename the files or folders, the Adobe Acrobat software will just create a new folder with the necessary files.

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Williamx    0

argh .. maybe because i install Adobe Acrobat 8 ...

Yes, the same as I.

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Tarawa    0

Thanks for the help Mike..it worked!

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tabm0de    0
On Acrobat alternatives; Foxit Pro is a PDF CREATOR, a fraction of the cost (pricing that matches the task, not ego inflated), NO spyware included, and includes all the functions that the vast majority of PDF readers/creators would need.

Thread is dead but..

Acrobat still does allot more then just making pdf file. believe it or not.

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rjascott121    0

I just found this thread, doing a search as to how to disable this as well, and was VERY HAPPY to have found it.

Thanks.

might be old, but it's great information!

Russ

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Tarawa    0
I see what keeps putting it back in play. The Acrobat Assistant seems to be the problem. Here is how I stopped it from showing up anymore.

First kill Acrobat Assistant from your HKLM / Run registry entry.

Then stop and disable the FLEXnet Licensing Service.

Or, I've included a reg file that will remove the Acrobat Assistant autorun entry and disable the FLEXnet Licensing Service in case you aren't registry or services savvy. Run that file and kill the FNPLicensingService.exe from Windows Task Manager and you shouldn't see it anymore.

Thanks Mike!

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tommslick    0
i have the same problem, FNPLicensingServer, after i installed adobe acrobat pro 8.

my solution is:

1. kill the process "FNPLicensingService.exe" from the Task Manager

2. go to \Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\ and delete the 2 files "FNPLicensingService.exe" and "fnp_registrations.xml" and instead create 2 folders with the same name/extension.

when you start acrobat now it wont be able to create those 2 files which you have deleted and replaced with the folders, so FNP service wont be able to start.

i hope this helps for everyone.

:whistle:

Yes this works on "killing the process" however all other Adobe programs wont start...I get an error message stating "this program can not be used at this time. Please uninstall and reinstall to correct the problem" after I follow this procedure all it does recreate the FNPLicensingService.exe and fnp_registration.xml all over again.

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mtrftw    1
:huh: This is an English language forum.

Why aren't you guys using Foxit Reader instead?

Acrobat not Acrobat Reader

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tryptofan    0

I have Acrobat Pro 8 and Photoshop CS2

I do not like at all the idea that such a silent service could spy us...

It is against private rights to not explicitly indicate to the user what kind of services will run with the installed software

so, it is essential to crack such a service

I am not a specialist in computer, but I block connexion of FNPLicensingService.exe with internet throught the Vista firewall options

It seems that Acrobat is running ok, but I am not sure that the FLEXnet service can not much communicate with the outside...

also, is there no way to indicate to Acrobat (via the the registry or a patch) that the FLEXnet service is on whereas the service would be turn off?

bye

Seb

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Joel    25

Why aren't you guys using Foxit Reader instead?

Adobe Acrobat is not just a reader.

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phot0nic    5

This license could be used for a number of pieces of software. It's usually there for higher-end industry based software. For example, all Autodesk software, Matlab, and OrCAD use this to maintain a legit license on the machine (in place of a dongle or something). What software do you have?

EDIT: I forgot to mention that although this service is set to 'automatic' by default it's usually alright to switch it to 'manual'. The software that it's licensing will turn it on only if it's needed.

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rbogie    0

let's find an answer to the question: what's the practical problem with FNPLS? Why stop the service?

See http://www.macrovision.com/

ever heard of google, it woudl be alot quicker than asking someone here. e.g. it took me all of 30 seconds to find

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.

People have tried many different methods to disable the FNPLicensingService, however, Acrobat WILL NOT RUN without this service.

If you disable the service by using the Services Control Panel (services.msc) or msconfig, Adobe Acrobat will simply re-enable it without asking.

If you attempt to rename the files or folders, the Adobe Acrobat software will just create a new folder with the necessary files.

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Cockatiel    0

Hi all - thanks for that thread !

I use acrobat 8 - I bought it with my scanner - which means, I own a valid license !

BUT: I work with virtual machines - and some of them have no internet access

as eg my "Scanner-VM"

I was working for a client and opened 2 pdf-forms to compare them with each other

Shortly after opening them they took up close to 100% of the CPU's capacity and my machine tilt.

Not only once ... which was extremely annoying.

It seems as if I could solve the problem with your help - so I am glad I found this site.

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Simon-    490

:huh: This is an English language forum.

Why aren't you guys using Foxit Reader instead?

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Bryan84    1

So far aftr disabling it .. it's running well. My CS3 Photoshop that is.

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Moonshiner    0

The problem has never been resolved is why this old thread has been revived. I'm getting tired of the process taking up memory and Adobe running software without our knowledge. FNPLicensingService.exe either has to run or ADOBE just shuts down after a few seconds of viewing a PDF file. I did what "Daring Drop" said to do first and then I ran the reg file by MikesLogic which are both suggestions from last year. Nothing is working today. Any more fresh ideas?

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Bryan84    1

Woah I'm surprised to still see this :D

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CybPsych    0

is there a definite way to disable this service permanently?

i've tried numerous methods including from services.msc, renaming folder, renaming exe, deleting it, etc. etc.. The installshield keep recovering the files from the local cache. If i remove the local cache files, it will definitely ask for it anyway ... :crazy:

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