How to uninstall File Association Helper on Windows OS?

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Issue: How to uninstall File Association Helper on Windows OS?

I need to remove File Association Helper but cannot find its uninstaller. I have no idea how to get rid of it in a proper way, so could you please help me with this?

Solved Answer

File Association Helper functions as a free application which comes along with Wnzip program. Though it is also created by Winzip Computing Ltd, its odd behavior sparks suspicion about its credibility. Even though it is promoted as an optional add-on, it is not necessary for the operation of Winzip. Furthermore, certain users complain having troubles uninstalling File Association Helper from the device.  File Association Helper travels along with Winzip

According to the statistics, more than 185 million copies have been downloaded from and Cnet, so it seems that the app is quite popular among Internet users. If you want to get familiar with the technical side of this tool, you should know that it has primarily been designed for Windows XP and only later adapted to other Windows versions. During setup, it creates a Windows startup and automatically launches every time you reboot the computer.

Typically, it's package consists of 5 files, including Fahwindow.exe, fah.exe, fahconsole.exe, and fahwindow.exe. Installation folder can be found as C:\\Program Files\\file association helper, while uninstaller is indicated as MsiExec.exe /X{936B9029-265A-45CB-88DA-B00EAB4DD14C}. There is more information about it, but it's not that important to be mentioned here.

What is really important is related to the errors that may be risen by this tool. According to the users, the app may start showing messages like:

Windows installer is corrupt and infected with [program name] virus.
The installer you are trying to use is corrupted or incomplete. This could be the result of a damaged disk, a failed download or a virus.
Windows File Association Helper cannot be found and must be removed to access the Internet.
Windows installer cannot procceed the upgrade. Please re-install this program to fix ths problem.
Your homepage has been redirected to certain malicious website, etc.

If you want to find out how to uninstall File Association Helper on Windows OS completely, then you should prepare yourself for a quite tedious and slightly risky process of 'Uninstalling'. In order to accomplish it, you will have to remove the main installer of File Association Helper app by clicking on the shortcut and Delete button.

Besides, you will have to access Windows Registry Editor in order to find all leftover, which, first of all, requires a lot of time, and, secondly, pose a risk to damage important programs if you would remove the wrong files.

All this can be done with the help of the software removal tools. If, however, you are determined to eliminate the program on Windows OS manually, then you should perform the steps that are given below.

Uninstall File Association Helper on Windows OS via the Control Panel

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Remove File Association Helper via the Control Panel

When you install the program, it is usually presented to you as a single file. Therefore, if you want to uninstall File Association Helper completely, you will have to find all its components because if you leave any of them, the uninstalling process will be failed. Thus, start from cleaning Control Panel first and then switch to Windows Registry Editor to finish the process. To start with:

  1. Click Ctrl + Alt + Delete buttons simultaneously and launch Task Manager.
  2. Find the tasks associated to the program, right-click on them and choose End Task option.
  3. Open Start menu (at the very bottom of the left corner), click Control Panel.
  4. Here you should find and click on Programs and Add/Remove Programs.
  5. As soon as the list of installed programs unfolds, find File Association Helper.
  6. According to the type of Windows you are using, you should double-click on the icon and click either Uninstall or Remove or Change/Remove button.
  7. Right after that, a pop-up window will show up asking whether you are sure to remove the program. If you are, then click the OK.

Delete File Association Helper registry entries

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After you completed the removal via the panel, now delete its associated registry files.

Delete File Association Helper entries from the Registry Editor

  1. Click Windows+X and type regedit. Hit Enter key.
  2. Type regedit and hit Enter to open Windows Registry Editor.
  3. Find the following registry entries
    KEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\File Association Helper)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\File Association Helper)
    (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run\\eg ui)
  4. Delete each of them by clicking on them and pressing a 'Delete' button.
  5. Open Start menu → Control Panel → Folder → Show Hidden Files and Folders
  6. Locate the following:
    (C:\\Program Files\\File Association Helper)
    (C:\\Document and Settings\\All Users\\Application Data\\program name)
    (C:\\Documents and Settings\\%USER%\\Application Data\\program name)
  7. If you find any of them, eliminate by clicking on them and pressing the Delete button.
  8. Close all programs and Restart your computer.

If after all your File Association Helper is still working on your machine, you should either repeat manual removal or employ Reimage

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