What is Amp.exe?

The genuine Amp.exe file is a software component of Applian FLV and Media Player by Applian Technologies.
"amp.exe" is the executable file of the Applian FLV and Media Player software. The file allows flash video to be played externally and not within the browser, such as with YouTube. It allows downloaded YouTube and other downloaded Flash videos to be played right in the PC. The file provides zooming features that can scale as high as full screen and also provides a handler for Internet Explorer that auto runs the process in the browser. Applian Technologies began in 1996 and is a global provider of audio/video software that is designed to stream, download, and/or capture web media content.

Amp stands for Applian media player

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 Amp.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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Amp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Amp
Amp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Passwortverwaltung or Applian FLV and Media Player belongs to software Alle meine Passworte (AmP) or Applian FLV and Media Player or dBpowerAMP or dBpoweramp DSP Effects by Mirko Böer ( or Illustrate ( or Applian Technologies (

Description: Amp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Amp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 9,302,936 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 208,958 bytes, 969,272 bytes, 83,456 bytes or 979,968 bytes. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, Run, MACHINE\Run). Amp.exe is able to connect to the Internet, monitor applications, record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Alle meine Passworte or Applian FLV and Media Player occur, you can also do the following:
  1) remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel
  2) look for help on the [1][2] website.

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If Amp.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 10,488,832 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. Amp.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Mirko Böer occur, you can also do the following:
  1) remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel
  2) get help from the software vendor Wt-rate.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Amp.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Amp.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

harmlos, ist für das Program " Alle meine Passwörter "
  Uwe Richter  

Summary: Average user rating of Amp.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks Amp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Amp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Amp. 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 Amp.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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