The avp.exe process is associated with the Kaspersky Internet Security program. If you are using the Kaspersky Internet Security software then it is recommended that you do not terminate the avp.exe process. Removing the avp.exe process may prevent Kaspersky security tool from working properly and may make your system susceptible to malware infection.
Two instances of avp.exe are running on my system – is this normal?
Having two instances of avp.exe running when you are using the Kaspersky Internet Security software is normal. One is the scanner and other one is GUI (Graphical User Interface) tray component.
To check the instances of avp.exe running on your computer, press Ctrl+Alt+Del, and then click the Processes tab in the Windows Task Manager window. All the currently running processes are displayed under Image Name.
Avp.exe is constantly hogging system resources
Users running the Kaspersky security tool often complain of avp.exe consuming huge amounts of CPU resources at regular intervals. Avp.exe high CPU consumption is attributed to the fact that the Kaspersky security program checks the Java installation files every 30 seconds. If you do not use Java, you may resolve the problem by uninstalling the tool from your computer.
Alternatively, you may install other security tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease that are equally efficient as Kaspersky Internet Security software but consume less of your system’s resources.
When your Windows computer starts, you may receive an error message similar to the ones displayed below:
“avp.exe – Application Error
The instruction at “0x64a14da9” referenced memory at “0x010801e0”. The memory could not be “read”.”
“avp.exe – application error
The exception integer division by zero.
(0xc0000094) occured in the application at location 0x68f06c2f.
Click Ok to terminate, click cancel to debug the program”
To repair the error, perform the following steps:
- Click Start and then click Search.
- Click All files and folders.
- Type updcfg.xml in the All or part of the file name box, select Local Hard Drives in the Look in list, and then click Search.
- In the right-pane, right-click updcfg.xml and click Delete.
Note: The default location of this file is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Kaspersky Lab\AVP6\Data\updcfg.xml.
Avp.exe – is it a safe process?
The true avp.exe is a safe process and is an integral part of Kaspersky Internet Security program. However, another process with the same name as avp.exe is also a registered trojan that allows attackers to remotely access the infected computer and steal personal and confidential information.
If you do not use Kaspersky security program and have avp.exe running on your computer, chances are high that your system is infected. Remove the malicious avp.exe process, by running a malware scan using advanced security tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease.
After you have removed the harmful avp.exe file, clean your registry using reliable registry cleaning software, such as RegServe to remove harmful registry entries that the malware may have added.
What are the malware programs that use the avp.exe file?
Below is a list of Internet Security threats that are known to use avp.exe:
TSPY_MARAN.JG [Trend Micro]
Trojan-PWS.Maran [PC Tools]
Trojan-PSW.Win32.Maran.sv [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Alphabet.gen [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan-Downloader.Alphabet.GEN [PC Tools]
Trojan.DR.Alphabet.Gen!Pac [PC Tools]
Backdoor.Rbot!sd5 [PC Tools]
New Malware.bj [McAfee]
Trojan Horse [Symantec]
Trojan.Delf.YBR [PC Tools]
Trojan.PWS.Maran.ALK [PC Tools]
Trojan.PWS.Maran.LY [PC Tools]
Trojan.Win32.Delf.abx [Kaspersky Lab]
Packed/NSPack [PC Tools]
Trojan-PSW.Win32.Maran.tm [Kaspersky Lab]
Trojan-PSW.Win32.Maran.jg [Kaspersky Lab]
New Malware.aj [McAfee]