What is apache.exe? Is apache.exe spyware or a virus?
How to fix apache.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your apache process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair apache.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware
Apache is one of, if not "the", most common Web servers used on the Internet, and apache.exe is the process that implements it. You will see this running if you explicitly set up Apache on your computer to provide Web service capabilities. It may also be installed by commercial products that ues it; for example, Nvidia's firewall program is known to use it. It is not system critical but disabling it will cause problems with any software relying on it.
If you want a detailed security rating about your apache.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager.
Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!
Average user rating of apache.exe: based on 43 votes. Read also the 32 reviews.
1430 users ask for this file. 30 users rated it as not dangerous. 6 users rated it as not so dangerous. 4 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. One user rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").
|All comments about apache.exe:|
|It is used to run the Apache server, basiclly if you code in PHP and dont want ot upload to a server to test this allows it, si one way of explaining it, the offical site explaisn it better See also: Link Ava3ar|
|Apache Web Server|
|Use for Running a php server|
|Apache Webserver, "harmless" as all webservers, not needet by windows See also: Link Mirrakor|
|Apache Web Server Pr|
|Apache web server See also: Link Raven|
|Apache Core Web Server - Belongs on your system only if you installed it, or as part of another application hosting web services. Review the httpd.conf file for the ports it listens on. See also: Link|
|Webserver, can be "hacked" Chris Miller|
|Part of Nvidia Forceware on all Nfoce 3 & Nforce 4 chipsets both socket 754 & 939 This allows you acces to the chips hardware firewall & ehternet See also: Link Michael Beranger|
|You have installed it along with other software. Its not a threat. I found it cam e when I installed my nvidia firewall for my nforce 4. ACEBRAVO|
|Webserver. If you didn't install it, don't panic... many apps with web based adminstration install this (such as Nvidia's Network Access Manager) and normally the settings are for local access only. Bobby Hartsfield|
|Apache Web Server as others said. My Apache Group files are located in my NVIDIA Network Access Manager program folder. zaphod|
|Is launched by the control panel for the NVIDIA hardware firewall feature found on some nForce-based motherboards. ALP|
|I have this on my XP, keeps respawning, but NO webserver installed. Definitely not right. Jerry Lowetz|
|Used for running a PHP webserver|
|If u never installed a web server, then it is Nvidia Forceware, of course it can be as the "smart" guys say: Apache Web Server... löl|
|Apache webserver See also: Link zilpher|
|Bundled with Mobos as Nforce chipset modifiers Sc|
|Apache webserver See also: Link Somethief|
|apache webserver, very secure, just let it run... BK|
|Apache Web Server - Can be hacked, can cause problems... Slam|
|I don't think it's apache. It's not apache2.x anyways. My apache runs under httpd.exe. Maybe apache 1.x is run under the name apache.exe? My friend has this running and he uses the nvidia firewall that was given with his nforce mobo.|
|absolutly harmless, had it on my comp for years and have never had any problems, just the occasional error, which is expected for a windows program David|
|Apache HTTP Server needs to act as a server with Nvida Forceware. It's not that important if you're not using the forceware in full capacity. On the other hand, as Michael B. noted, it allows this allows you to have access to the Nf firewall (Armor) that Nvidia installed. This will cause conflict if you decide to install a "BETTER" firewall. Sollution: Deny server rights and uninstall "Armor" firewall. Hence, you'll have no need or worry about Apache. Bottom line: Harmless! Talk to Nvidia Support to calm your nerves :-) See also: Link Rick Gillespie (Driftek Computer Systems)|
|Normally the (self-installed) Apache Web Server, but comes also along with the NVidia Web Access Manager (which is part of many ASUS Mainboards, especially the M2N series). puckelhontas|
|It is safe -proven- J3FF|
|nvidia forcware. scared me at first too See also: Link tg|
|If its the nvidia related Apache.exe stop all processes in the task manager, search your harddrive for it, right click the exe and set compatability for 98 apply, ok, then double click and all is well! Cyber|
|the only thing i know about apache.exe is ; it is dangerous enough for me to stay away from it. Tayfun Esmer|
|APACHE.exe is part of the nVidia nForce 3 & 4 chipsets [firewall]. What is important , is to see where it is located, it's main function, size, and how it is running. Normally being part of nVidia's Forceware, causes very little problems. It also is important as to what kind of Firewall YOU are using. I use Jetico, and I do NOT let most programs out! Apache.exe is also on my PC, but it is rather dormant, because it can NOT go out. If it is allowed, then it IS possible that it may [attract] some unwanted [side-] affects. Basicall, it IS a toss-up. Do you NEED it? Again, yes and no, John Ellis|
|It is the application file for NetworkAccessManager NVIDIA Corporation Yodler|
|Apache.exe is part of NVidia Firewall in my computer. Aty Red|
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