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fraps FPS counter still running after installation?!

In the process of trying to solve a framerate related issue with my PC, i downloaded fraps (a free fps counter app) and it displayed the fps in blocky yellow type in the top left of my screen. This was useful at the time being but I no longer wanted it to be displayed so I unchecked the "display fps" box in the fraps settings. However, the counter was still displaying.

I then uninstalled fraps to get rid of the obnoxious yellow numbers that kept appearing. This also did not work. I deleted the entire fraps folder. Still the numbers appeared in the top left. I have no idea why these numbers will not leave and it is really becoming a serious nuisance. If someone can please help me permanently remove fraps and its counters once and for all I would be incredibly grateful.

Note: I read a forum with someone who experienced the same problem who was able to solve it by disabling On Screen Displays in some app called ATI Task Tray Tools. Unfortunately, no OSD app is showing up in my task tray and when I tried to install the ATI Task Tray Tools app it would not launch. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
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  1. restore windows to a date prior to installing fraps
  2. theadler said:
    restore windows to a date prior to installing fraps

    Could you tell me how to do this?
  3. press the windows key and in the search box type: system restore
    open the link in the results and follow the directions. Basically choose a restore point, a date prior to the installation of fraps. Keep in mind that it will also affect some programs that have been installed or uninstalled since that date as well. You can click the button that will show you which items will be affected.
  4. theadler said:
    press the windows key and in the search box type: system restore
    open the link in the results and follow the directions. Basically choose a restore point, a date prior to the installation of fraps. Keep in mind that it will also affect some programs that have been installed or uninstalled since that date as well. You can click the button that will show you which items will be affected.

    Thanks for the explanation!

    While this seems the most elegant option, I do not want to lose game progress or changes I've made to my computer since installing fraps.

    As a temporary solution I have reinstalled fraps and enabled the "hide display" option. This disables the FPS counter when fraps is running in the background but once I close the app the counter returns.

    I have also sent a support email asking for a fix from the fraps website but I'm not too hopeful for a response.
  5. Ok so fraps support emailed me back claiming it has to be another application of mine displaying the counter. The only thing I could possibly think of is AMD CCC or AMD Radeon Pro as these are some of the only graphics apps shown in my task tray, although I do not recall enabling an fps counter on either of them. Is there a way to identify what app it is displaying from or to simply disable all On Screen Displays for my computer?
  6. Best answer
    There is a service that is installed whether you have an AMD card or Nvidia. I forget what the AMD one is called, but check your system tray (bottom right of start bar) for anything related to monitoring or statistics. I think the service is called RivaTuner Statistics or something like that. If you see any that you don't know what it does, open it and check. Also click the Customize link to make sure it's not hidden.
  7. Kekoh said:
    There is a service that is installed whether you have an AMD card or Nvidia. I forget what the AMD one is called, but check your system tray (bottom right of start bar) for anything related to monitoring or statistics. I think the service is called RivaTuner Statistics or something like that. If you see any that you don't know what it does, open it and check. Also click the Customize link to make sure it's not hidden.

    Turns out it was an FPS counter from AMD Radeon Pro that must have been turned on by default and whose toggle was hidden in a subcategory under settings as opposed to the OSD tab. Finally got it though!
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