What is avp.exe? Is avp.exe spyware or a virus?

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1. Run Security Task Manager to check your avp process
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avp.exe, the process behind the Kaspersky AntiVirus and Internet Security brand names offers security services against virus, trojans, spyware and malware in addition to an optional personal firewall. The process starts along with the Operating System and running in the background, it continuously checks for updates and installs them as needed.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/avp.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of avp.exe: based on 92 votes. Read also the 67 reviews.

2016 users ask for this file. 43 users rated it as not dangerous. 6 users rated it as not so dangerous. 9 users rated it as neutral. 12 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 22 users rated it as dangerous. 11 users didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about avp.exe:
AVP.exe shows if you have Kasperky anti-virus in your system. Dot know why but zonealam doesnt like it.   erick77
Kaspersky Anti-Virus  
This is best anti-virus program..  See also: Link   winnerS
Typical anti virus protection.  
Anti Viren Programm  See also: Link  
It has to do with Kaspersky Antivirus.  
it's the kaspersky anti-virus/internet security 6 proccess. normally it's located in c:\program files\kaspersky labs\kaspersky product name . on normal usage you should see two avp.exe proccesses, one is the service part and the other the gui,   jx
anti virus software   mohammad
Kaspersky Anti-Virus (Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0)  See also: Link   B.I.J. from Odessa
kaspersky anti-virus   joao
It is safety. Part of Kaspersky Anti-Virus/ Internet Security.  See also: Link   MK
Kaspersky is the best   VauGheR
could be a trojan or kaspersky anti-virus, cuz it don't make sence that it would be using 95% of my cpu (an am running 2 simotanioius scans)   Alex Roy
If in Windows or Windows\system32 folder then it's a Trogan; If in a Kaspersky folder then it's OK.   kikugi
Anti-Virus Programm   MasterM
the best AV program Kaspersky  
Found in the "system32" but I do not have any McAfee antivirus products... i "found" it when Kerio started shouting something like avp.exe is connecting somewhere "outgoing connection"  
its not kaspersky when its in root   cgc
It is an anti-virus. Tends to not like to interact well with other firewalls though, and like all anti-virus you shouldn't have 2 different types installed or else they'll conflict.  See also: Link  
Related to Kaspersky  
I've this file since i clicked a link to some not serious antivirussoftware. Since then my computer has a cpu usage of 100%... I think this is a virus oder something like that...   fabian
avp.exe is NOT a part of any virus software. because of the trouble I had in getting rid of it I give it a bit of concern  
Eh o fantastico kaspersky anti-virus   Luciano
its typically a virus or malware if you dont own the kasperky software and it is a virus hidden under this name.   kyle Q
I never had Kaspersky installed on my computer yet I have this process running. I cleaned it off using HiJackThis anyway just to be safe   onebutters
I'm not running Kapersky, but I have it. If it's located in c:\windows, stop stop the process and just delete it. Remove it from the registry. And keep it from starting up in msconfig. Also remove syswin.exe, syswin6000.exe, iun6002.exe, and mgrs.exe.   Say Xiong
I got this file attacking my regestry files when I downloaded something on the net, I believe it may of been some kind of trojen disguised as avp.exe. I managed to eraise it from my windows directly along with msgr that was doing the same thing. I don't think its essential but if you don't have Kasperky like I don,t I believe it could be dangerous and would advise to remove it immedietly   Taishi
Um Útimo antivirus.   joseh_rio
It was resident in the C:\Windows\system32 directory and seemed to be a dodgy file as windows would not delete it and it did not say where it was from. I did not have Kaspersy loaded but when I did install Kaspersky, yes there was a file with the same name in the program folder, too. It is a different and new file. The previous one I am sure is malicious, but if it lives in Kaspersky it is part of the program.... I still have virus/worm trouble atm and Kaspasky is finding a few resident, but one of them just killed Kaspersky dead. Bugger,   Grace
norton keeps bringing it up as a virus notification and does not stop notification - constant popup windows. Quarantined but still a nuisance  
A trojian with that name was found on my PC, by the name: Win32:Rbot-EUN [Trj]  
it is just a program designed to slow down the comuter. kaspersky should check it. it is fake!   Sizzla MUST
main component of Kaspersky AV/IS   oiram
avg free edition shows that avp.exe is a trojan generic downloader on my pc   ryan
c:\windows\avp.exe is a virus for sure..it made reboots and adding entries to registry   chandra
If you don't have Kasperky, then it is a malware and should be removed.   Tom
I no longer have the antivirus installed but this file is still running on my system   BH
It might be kapersky anti virus shield but it can also be a trojan process...tht disguise as AVP.exe   fury777
Interrupts print commands for common controllers, causes over 50% CPU usage. Reccomend different suite if doing printing to HP or Copiers   Bob
I have about 20 of these running in my task manager, and I dont have kapersky at all. My computer is running extra slow as well.   Kontra
Avp is present on my computer in c:/windows/. I've never had kaspersky installed so I'm pretty sure it's malware disguising itself.   Mark
i have this on my computer and avg and spybot have both read it as adware n' im not sure how to remove it but i think it is related to kas somhow cuz i had it on here but removed it cuz the time ran out on it n' i did not have a real key just a trial one but ever since i had it on here it corrupts files n' downloads so yes id say it could be a virus   Juggalo Wolf
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate Datei   Thomas
SOLUTION:uninstall kaspersky from ur computer and reinstall because there might be some registry problems..   gagan
Core process of kav/kis.not likely to be a malware unless it is in the root   Ajju
If it's avp.exe and you have Kaspersky Anti-Virus, then most likely it's not anything bad. But, if it's AVP.exe, then it's malware.  
avp.exe if situated in C; program files is a virus thats eats up ur RAM and hence system becomes really slow.   Bipin
Stopped using IE and started using Google Chrome. CPU usage dropped immediately.   Jerry
Belongs to kaspersky the best antivirus ever especially the PURE  
Kaspersky's anti-virus process. Sometimes it may takes 100% cpu loads, that's normal.   Ace
It is not allowing AvG Antivirus Spyware to run. I have Deleted Karspersky Security Ware 2011   Christopher Vaz
makes the computer slow. I have Kaspersky Internet protection loaded.   Pradeep Mittal
It was and still is (To my knowlege) the best security for windows users. Though there has been some hype about source code that was stolen some three years ago. I stumbled across a forum discussing the incident. The moderator in the link brings up a good point that "if this was such a big news story then why has this not meant complete exploitation of Kaspersky products in those two years?" I've never heard anything bad about kaspersky labs since that incident. As to the question is avp.exe malicous? No, it is not.  See also: Link   Dweller
Something related to antivirus kas and slows down connection   Edwin
my computer is being real slow and not uninstalling kaspersky so avp.exe is eating up my ram  
It is the last thing to close down when turning the computer off. Computer has slowed down terribly recently, although I have been running Kaspersky for years.   trev
It is kaspersky Anti virus.  See also: Link   Shadrach
so I buy a security program so my PC will not get infected by a program which runs all the time and makes it REALLY SLOW. But wait the security program from kaspersky DOES THIS with avp.exe 32. Kaspersky SUCKS !!! Lousy product !! Just googel avp.exe and see all the problems people have with kaspersky !   murphy
Kaspersky Anti-Virus/Internet Secutiy  
It is Kaspersky process.   Silent
slows down my computer making it unusable   William
If anyone having problem with their mouse showing busy signal is because kaspersky is checking on updates automatically and to frequent. So to stop the update and busy signal mouse from showing up is to set the update in kaspersky to manual instead of auto. Thats what i figured which works for me!  
this is kaspersky securety center and this app belong Kaspersky Anti-Virus   behrooz zahedi
The issues is usually due to a Firefox issue. Clear out the cache in firefox and limit it to 50 MB of ram and the issue should be resolved   Tim
Kaspersky is my most trusted Anti-Virus, and it is NOT a virus.  
Is a process related to kaspersky. kaspersky is an antivirus software that also has firewall and other web security features. AVP is the main process and it can't be force closed through Task Manager nor Process explorer.   KIS User.
im running kaspersky (unfortunately) and this file is in this case a part of the anti virus program. however it is consuming my memory and grinding my computer to a halt, sooo f'ing annoying.   annoyed KIS user!!

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