What is mlwps.exe?

mlwps.exe is part of Live Malware Protection and developed by AV Security Software according to the mlwps.exe version information.

mlwps.exe's description is "Live Malware Protection"

mlwps.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Windows\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected mlwps.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 mlwps.exe:

Product nameLive Malware Protection
Company nameAV Security Software
File descriptionLive Malware Protection
Internal namemlwps.exe
Original filenamemlwps.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright 2014 AV Security Software, All rights reserved.
Product version1.0.8.0
File version1.0.8.0

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

Product nameLive Malware Protection
Company nameAV Security Software
File descriptionLive Malware Protection
Internal namemlwps.exe
Original filenamemlwps.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright 2014 AV Security Software,..
Product version1.0.8.0
File version1.0.8.0

Digital signatures [?]

mlwps.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

8 of the 57 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the mlwps.exe file. That's a 14% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Ad-Aware Application.Agent.HP
AVware Jelbrus LLC (fs)
BitDefender Application.Agent.HP
F-Secure Application.Agent.HP
GData Application.Agent.HP
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Agent.HP
TrendMicro-HouseCall Suspicious_GEN.F47V0213
VIPRE Jelbrus LLC (fs)
8 of the 57 anti-virus programs detected the mlwps.exe file.

mlwps.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove mlwps.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the mlwps.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that mlwps.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 mlwps.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the mlwps.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 mlwps.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 mlwps.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If mlwps.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If mlwps.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If mlwps.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 mlwps.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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Hashes [?]


Error Messages

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

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

mlwps.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.

Live Malware Protection has stopped working.

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

mlwps.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

What will you do with mlwps.exe?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with mlwps.exe:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with mlwps.exe. 81% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 21 users.

User vote results: There were 17 votes to remove and 4 votes to keep

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


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

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I've just posted some more info on mlwps.exe and Jelbrus LLC in the blog:


# 7 Mar 2015, 14:29

Michael Lago Maggiore writes

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I don't know mlwps.exe from where it gets uploaded,. I realize that its operating on my win 7 pro, when IE 11 is trying to open the web start page and it takes an ethernity or it refuses ot it opens some ADware home page and it goes very slowly. At that point I make an AntiMalware Byte scan , followed by Bleeping Adw , delete mlwps.exe and Privoxy and all the connected rubbish , , restart and all is fine. What I would like is to stop that malware before it installs itself on my steamer....If somebody has a suggestion I'll be glad ... Thanks friends
from Italian Alps. Michael

# 4 Nov 2015, 9:05

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