What does the ApMsgFwd.exe file do?
The ApMsgFwd.exe process is also known as ApMsgFwd and is a part of Dell Touchpad or, as the case may be, ALPS Touch Pad Driver. This software is produced by Alps Electric Co. (www.alps.com). An obsolete or defective version of ApMsgFwd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ApMsgFwd has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ApMsgFwd has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ApMsgFwd.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ApMsgFwd.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ApMsgFwd.exe ApMsgFwd
ApMsgFwd.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ApMsgFwd.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 50,736 bytes (35% of all these files), 66,856 bytes as well as 18 other variants.
The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This ApMsgFwd.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The file contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. ApMsgFwd.exe is capable of monitor other applications as well as record keystrokes. For this reason, 0% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 ApMsgFwd.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 ApMsgFwd?
|It has something to do with Alps Touchpad, which are included in some(atleast in my) dell laptop. |
|File for the touchpad on most laptops.Alps Pointing Device (mine is a Sony VAIO laptop) |
Really smart girl - lol
|Seems to Context thrash on Windows 7 32 bit. |
|size of exe checks out 50 736 |
|I would like to know if this program could be used as a spy program to detect what was typed on the keyboard |
Summary: 6 users judge ApMsgFwd.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Dell Touchpad or ALPS Touch Pad Driver
To remove ApMsgFwd from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Dell Touchpad or ALPS Touch Pad Driver in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ApMsgFwd.exe (ApMsgFwd) 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 ApMsgFwd. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ApMsgFwd 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 ApMsgFwd.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.