What is Avp.exe?
The avp.exe module belongs to Kaspersky Internet Security software, which is a tool that protects your system from Internet-bound threats, such as virus, trojan, adware and spyware.
By default, the avp.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Program File. The most common size of this file is 139,367 bytes. Other known sizes of the avp.exe file include 200,768, 155,751, 218,376, 227,856, 201,992, and 941,120 bytes.
By default, the avp.exe module loads automatically when you start your computer.
Is avp.exe an essential startup process?
Yes, it is. We recommend you let this process start automatically when your system boots. It is a good practice to scan your system for viruses at system startup because this helps in checking any virus process that might be loading during the system startup and causing issues with your computer.
Common Avp.exe application errors:
Depending on the version of Kaspersky Internet Security Suite, you may encounter any of the following avp.exe application error when your system boots:
â€œavp.exe – Application Error
The instruction at “0x64a14da9” referenced memory at “0x010801e0”. The memory could not be “read”.â€
“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 get rid of the above error message, locate and delete the following file from the computer:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Kaspersky Lab\AVP6\Data\updcfg.xml
Avp.exe High CPU Usage Issue
Oftentimes, users who use the Kaspersky Internet Security Suite complain that the avp.exe process shows high CPU usage (at times upto 100%) at regular intervals.
Cause of the Issue
This spike in avp.exe CPU usage occurs because the Kaspersky Internet Security Tool checks Java installation files at every 30 seconds.
You can rectify the above issue by uninstalling Java from your PC.
Is avp.exe a trojan?
The genuine avp.exe is a safe file that helps in protecting your system from malware programs.
However, there is also a rogue avp.exe process that is a known trojan. The following behaviors are associated with rogue avp.exe file:
- It is executed as a process on your system
- The malicious avp.exe file comes bundled with other software
- The avp.exe process adds a registry key that enables it to automatically load on the computer at startup.
How to prevent your system against rogue avp.exe
The first thing to do is to be aware of what processes are running on your system. To view current process, press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click on the Processes tab in the Windows Task Manager window that displays.
If you find avp.exe running on your PC even when you are not using Kaspersky Internet security software, chances are that your system is infected with malware. Similarly, if you have multiple avp.exe processes running then it is likely that your PC could be infected.
After deleting the harmful avp.exe, you should also scan your registry using a reliable registry cleaning tool, such as RegServe to get rid of the invalid, corrupt, or malicious entries that this process may have added to your registry.