How to remove the ap virus

Most antivirus programs identify ap.exe as malware—such as Sophos identifies it as Mal/Generic-S, and McAfee identifies it as GenericR-DLF!B97988F005B3 or GenericR-DNV!5354AEC86882.

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Ap.exe file information

The process known as Application Assistance belongs to software S³ownik angielsko-polski by unknown.

Description: Ap.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ap.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 219,648 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 299,520 bytes, 219,136 bytes or 235,520 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Ap.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You may want to remove the entire program S³ownik angielsko-polski using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify ap.exe related errors

If ap.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 220,160 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The ap.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Important: You should check the ap.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.


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Summary: Average user rating of ap.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think ap.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ap issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active ap process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the ap.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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