What is abyssws.exe?

The genuine abyssws.exe file is a software component of Abyss Web Server by Aprelium Technologies.
Abyssws.exe is an executable file that is associated with Abyss Web Server, a light web server application designed for the Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms. This process runs the Abyss Web Server. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. The Abyss Web Server supports HTTP/1.1, secure SSL/TLS connections (HTTPS), HTTP compression, IPv6, IP address control, native ASP.NET, ISAPI extensions, extended Side Includes (XSSI), reverse proxying, custom error pages, password protection, bandwidth throttling, dynamic content generation using CGI/FastCGI scripts, anti-leeching, an automatic anti-hacking system, and log rotation. Aprelium is a Tunisian company that develops networking software and standard communication protocols. The company was founded as Aprelium Technologies in 2001 but changed its name to Aprelium in December, 2007. It is currently headquartered in Tunis, Tunisia.

AbyssWS stands for Abyss Web Server Launcher

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the abyssws.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Abyssws.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with abyssws
Abyssws.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Abyss Web Server (version X1) belongs to software Abyss Web Server (version X1) or 3CX PhoneSystem by Aprelium.

Description: Abyssws.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Abyssws.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,045,504 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 533,561 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The abyssws.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If abyssws.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 49% dangerous. The file size is 688,128 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 689,664 bytes. The program is not visible. The abyssws.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall 3CX PhoneSystem, update it, or get help from the software vendor. Click on to update it, click on for support, or click on 3CX PhoneSystem in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs category) to uninstall it.

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as abyssws.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the abyssws.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Its a program like apache, except it is much better. (Its a server host, nothing bad in it)
  N/A   (further information)
Abyss webserver, use (usually) to manage server
It´s a WebServer
  Yanis Sinay  

Summary: Average user rating of abyssws.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 5 users think abyssws.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving abyssws issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with abyssws. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the abyssws.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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