What is the Fax service?

An explanation of the Fax service in Windows 7.

What does the Fax service do?

The Fax service is responsible for sending and receiving faxes using your PC.

Fax service details

  • Service name: Fax
  • Description: Enables you to send and receive faxes, utilizing fax resources available on this computer or on the network.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\system32\fxssvc.exe
  • Startup type: Manual

Does my computer need the Fax service?

Your computer doesn’t need the Fax service to run.

Should I disable the Fax service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; if you don’t send or receive faxes using your PC, disabling the Fax service is OK.

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