What is award.pdf.exe?

award.pdf.exe is part of Apache HTTP Server and developed by Apache Software Foundation according to the award.pdf.exe version information.

award.pdf.exe's description is "ApacheBench command line utility"

award.pdf.exe is usually located in the 'c:\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected award.pdf.exe.

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 award.pdf.exe:

Product nameApache HTTP Server
Company nameApache Software Foundation
File descriptionApacheBench command line utility
Internal nameab.exe
Original filenameab.exe
CommentsLicensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.
Legal copyrightCopyright 2009 The Apache Software Foundation.
Product version2.2.14
File version2.2.14

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

Product nameApache HTTP Server
Company nameApache Software Foundation
File descriptionApacheBench command line utility
Internal nameab.exe
Original filenameab.exe
CommentsLicensed under the Apache License, V..
Legal copyrightCopyright 2009 The Apache Software F..
Product version2.2.14
File version2.2.14

Digital signatures [?]

award.pdf.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

45 of the 69 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the award.pdf.exe file. That's a 65% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Acronis suspicious
Ad-Aware Trojan.CryptZ.Gen
AhnLab-V3 Trojan/Win32.Generic.C3009364
ALYac Trojan.CryptZ.Gen
Antiy-AVL Trojan[Packed]/Win32.BDF
Arcabit Trojan.CryptZ.Gen
Avast Win32:MalOb-FE [Cryp]
AVG Win32:MalOb-FE [Cryp]
Avira TR/Crypt.EPACK.Gen2
BitDefender Trojan.CryptZ.Gen
ClamAV Win.Trojan.MSShellcode-7
Comodo TrojWare.Win32.Rozena.A@4jwdqr
Cybereason malicious.7c86a7
Cylance Unsafe
Cyren W32/S-450fcbfe!Eldorado
DrWeb Trojan.Swrort.1
Emsisoft Trojan.CryptZ.Gen (B)
Endgame malicious (high confidence)
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/Rozena.ED
F-Prot W32/S-450fcbfe!Eldorado
F-Secure Trojan.TR/Crypt.EPACK.Gen2
Fortinet W32/Swrort.C!tr
GData Trojan.CryptZ.Gen
Ikarus Trojan.Win32.Rozena
K7AntiVirus Trojan ( 004943941 )
K7GW Trojan ( 004943941 )
Kaspersky Packed.Win32.BDF.a
McAfee Swrort.f
McAfee-GW-Edition Swrort.f
Microsoft Trojan:Win32/Meterpreter.O
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.CryptZ.Gen
NANO-Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Shellcode.ewfvwj
Paloalto generic.ml
Panda Trj/GdSda.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.6bc
Rising HackTool.Swrort!1.6477 (CLASSIC)
Sophos Mal/EncPk-TZ
Symantec Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Generic.Htls
Trapmine malicious.high.ml.score
TrendMicro TROJ_GEN.R002C0DB819
TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.R002C0DB819
VBA32 Trojan.Swrort
Zillya Trojan.Rozena.Win32.70590
ZoneAlarm Packed.Win32.BDF.a
45 of the 69 anti-virus programs detected the award.pdf.exe file.

award.pdf.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove award.pdf.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the award.pdf.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that award.pdf.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate award.pdf.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the award.pdf.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate award.pdf.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the award.pdf.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If award.pdf.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If award.pdf.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If award.pdf.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that award.pdf.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Error Messages

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

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

award.pdf.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.

ApacheBench command line utility has stopped working.

End Program - award.pdf.exe. This program is not responding.

award.pdf.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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