What does the ZAM.exe file do?
The ZAM.exe process is also known as Advanced Malware Protection or, as the case may be, ZAM Controller Service and is a part of Zemana AntiMalware or, as the case may be, Malware Killer. This software is produced by Copyright (Version 2017., 2018.) or, as the case may be, Zemana. An obsolete or defective version of ZAM.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Advanced Malware Protection has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Advanced Malware Protection 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)
- ZAM.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ZAM.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ZAM.exe Advanced Malware Protection
ZAM.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ZAM.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 13,179,660 bytes (91% of all these files), 12,326,768 bytes as well as 9 other variants.
It is the service "ZAMSvc".
The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. ZAM.exe is capable of monitor other applications, log keyboard entries, send data out to the Internet as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 45% 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 ZAM.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 ZAM?
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 Zemana AntiMalware or Malware Killer
To remove Advanced Malware Protection from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Zemana AntiMalware or Malware Killer in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ZAM.exe (Advanced Malware Protection) 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 Advanced Malware Protection. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Advanced Malware Protection 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 ZAM.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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