What is avp.exe?

avp.exe is part of Anti-Virus Project (AVP) spyware removal module and developed by MskSoftStudy Corp. according to the avp.exe version information.

avp.exe's description is "AVP - spyware removal module"

avp.exe is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\' folder.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on avp.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameAnti-Virus Project (AVP) spyware removal module
Company nameMskSoftStudy Corp.
File descriptionAVP - spyware removal module
Internal nameAVP
Original filenameAVP.EXE
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2005-2007
Product version1, 0, 0, 1
File version1, 0, 0, 1

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameAnti-Virus Project (AVP) spyware rem..
Company nameMskSoftStudy Corp.
File descriptionAVP - spyware removal module
Internal nameAVP
Original filenameAVP.EXE
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2005-2007
Product version1, 0, 0, 1
File version1, 0, 0, 1

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5acbdefe4d65b897395a1d2388b246145
SHA256614ebc7583d8e98126aa7011a58c13271b68d78c53144a5563bcd11b5c759905

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to avp.exe:

avp.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

avp.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

AVP - spyware removal module has stopped working.

End Program - avp.exe. This program is not responding.

avp.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

avp.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with avp.exe?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with avp.exe. 67% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 173 users.

User vote results: There were 116 votes to remove and 57 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with avp.exe.

Malware or legitimate?

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Roger Karlsson writes

18 thumbs

The following is the scan result from Jotti's malware scanning service:

File: avp.exe
Status: INFECTED/MALWARE
MD5: acbdefe4d65b897395a1d2388b246145
Packers detected: -
Bit9 reports:

Scanner results
Scan taken on 18 Aug 2007 07:31:51 (GMT)
A-Squared Found nothing
AntiVir Found TR/Dldr.Alphabet.LH1
ArcaVir Found nothing
Avast Found Win32:Alphabet-D
AVG Antivirus Found Downloader.Generic5.BNH
BitDefender Found Generic.Drop.Alpha.C153CCA5
ClamAV Found Trojan.Downloader-11633
CPsecure Found nothing
Dr.Web Found Trojan.DownLoader.25873
F-Prot Antivirus Found W32/Downldr2.AMHV
F-Secure Anti-Virus Found Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Alphabet.k
Fortinet Found Nonaco!tr
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Found nothing
NOD32 Found probably unknown NewHeur_PE (probable variant)
Norman Virus Control Found nothing
Panda Antivirus Found nothing
Rising Antivirus Found nothing
Sophos Antivirus Found Troj/Nonaco-Gen
VirusBuster Found Trojan.DL.Alphabet.BJ
VBA32 Found Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Alphabet.k

# 18 Aug 2007, 9:38

SpamBUSTERS writes

-4 thumbs

AVP.exe is a filename used by BOTH LEGITIMATE AND MALWARE PROGRAMS.

AVP.exe is the name of Kaspersky Antivirus/InternetSuite's executable file.avp.exe
normal kav/kis 6 has 2 processes avp.exe (user) and avp.exe (system). one is for the gui, the other for the service (functionallity). the program image is located in the location you installed kav/kis 6 too

Another legitimate AVP.exe file is
AVP.exe
Product Name Product Version Product Mfg
Hacks and Cracks black Dark Bay Ltd.



AVP.exe is also a filename associated with the following malware groups.
Trojan.Dropper
The filename is associated with the malware group Trojan.Dropper.Some files using the name AVP.EXE are also associated with the malware group:
http://www.prevx.com/filenames/2098712039678712637-X1/AVP.EXE.html

Name: hagent
Filename: avp.exe
Description: Added by the "Herman Agent" remote access TROJAN!
File Location: %System%
Startup Type: This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry.
Description : Trojan.Downloader-Gen/AVP.Process
This application is most likely downloaded and installed by another application that is considered to be adware or spyware.

# 1 Jan 2008, 10:20

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