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What does the apache.exe file do?

The apache.exe process is also known as Apache HTTP Server and is a part of NVIDIA ForceWare Network Access Manager or, as the case may be, Apache HTTP Server. This software is produced by Apache Software Foundation (www.apache.org). An obsolete or defective version of apache.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about apache.exe Apache HTTP Server

apache.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Apache.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - normally C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\ respectively C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.5\bin. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 20,543 bytes (76% of all these files), 20,480 bytes or, as the case may be, 24,636 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel For this reason, 47% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A apache.exe file has a 74% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 20,480 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This apache.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves apache.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about apache?

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Summary: 26 users judge apache.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted apache.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall NVIDIA ForceWare Network Access Manager or Apache HTTP Server

To remove Apache HTTP Server from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate NVIDIA ForceWare Network Access Manager or Apache HTTP Server in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if apache.exe (Apache HTTP Server) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Apache HTTP Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Apache HTTP Server or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or apache.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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