What does the avp.exe file do?
The avp.exe process is also known as Kaspersky Anti-Virus or, as the case may be, avp.exe" -r and is a part of Kaspersky Internet Security (Version 2013, 2011, 2012, 2010) or, as the case may be, Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Version 2009, 2013, 6.0 for, 2010, 2011, 2012, 6.0 for Windows, 6.0 für Windows). This software is produced by Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com) or, as the case may be, PCSecurityShield (www.pcsecurityshield.com). An obsolete or defective version of avp.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus 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)
- avp.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module avp.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about avp.exe Kaspersky Anti-Virus
avp.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Avp.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 227,856 bytes (18% of all these files), 356,128 bytes as well as 40 other variants.
The avp file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). This avp.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Avp.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 34% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A avp.exe file has a 58% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 227,856 bytes. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel Avp.exe also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). The avp file is not part of the Windows operating system. This particular software is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. Avp.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs as well as supervise programs.
- A avp.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the Windows Temp directory. In this case, the file size is usually 26,116 bytes. There is no internal description of the file. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The avp file is not part of the Windows operating system. Avp.exe is capable of supervise programs.
- A avp.exe file has a 58% certainty of being dangerous if it is found on C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 24,639 bytes.
- A avp.exe file has a 64% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 36,868 bytes.
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 avp.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 avp?
|AVP.exe shows if you have Kasperky anti-virus in your system. Dot know why but zonealam doesnt like it. |
|Kaspersky Anti-Virus |
|This is best anti-virus program.. (further information...) |
|Typical anti virus protection. |
|Anti Viren Programm (further information...) |
Summary: 38 users judge avp.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. However, 10 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 19 users have already deleted avp.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Anti-Virus
To remove Kaspersky Anti-Virus 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 Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Anti-Virus in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if avp.exe (Kaspersky Anti-Virus) 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 Kaspersky Anti-Virus. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Kaspersky Anti-Virus 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 avp.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.