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What does the avpui.exe file do?

The avpui.exe process is also known as Kaspersky Anti-Virus and is a part of Kaspersky Internet Security (Version 2014) or, as the case may be, Kaspersky Anti-Virus. This software is produced by Kaspersky Lab ZAO (www.kaspersky.com) or, as the case may be, AO Kaspersky Lab. An obsolete or defective version of avpui.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 avpui.exe Kaspersky Anti-Virus

avpui.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Avpui.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 211,712 bytes (30% of all these files), 192,768 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. For this reason, 3% 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 avpui.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 avpui?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Anti-Virus

avpui.exe Kaspersky Anti-Virus fix

To remove Kaspersky Anti-Virus from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Anti-Virus in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if avpui.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 avpui.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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