What is apache.exe?

The genuine apache.exe file is a software component of HTTP Server by Apache Software Foundation.
The primary background process for the Apache HTTP Server, this process starts with Windows and runs consistently. The function of an HTTP server is to store web page content and allow access for outside clients. The interface can be accessed through the system tray, which allows you to change the configuration settings when desired. The Apache HTTP Server has been available since 1996.

Apache stands for Apache HTTP Server

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 apache.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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Apache.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with apache
Apache.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Apache HTTP Server or NVIDIA ForceWare Network Access Manager or CCcam_info.php (version 1.2.1) or SI Stand-alone Application

belongs to software NVIDIA ForceWare Network or Apache HTTP Server or NVIDIA nTune or NVIDIA ForceWare Network Access Manager or marvell (version 61xx, 61xx MRU) or Marvell (version 61xx MRU) or NVIDIA Display Control Panel or Marvell MRU or E*Doc or CCcam_info.php or AppServ or NVIDIA ForceWare Network Access or NVIDIA Drivers or Vembu StoreGrid

by Apache Software Foundation ( or GM Service and Parts Operations.

Description: Apache.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The apache.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 20,543 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 20,539 bytes and 21 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with apache.exe, you could do the following:

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

Apache.exe is part of NVidia Firewall in my computer.
  Aty Red  
It is the application file for NetworkAccessManager NVIDIA Corporation
APACHE.exe is part of the nVidia nForce 3 & 4 chipsets [firewall]. What is important , is to see where it is located, it's main function, size, and how it is running. Normally being part of nVidia's Forceware, causes very little problems. It also is important as to what kind of Firewall YOU are using. I use Jetico, and I do NOT let most programs out! Apache.exe is also on my PC, but it is rather dormant, because it can NOT go out. If it is allowed, then it IS possible that it may [attract] some unwanted [side-] affects. Basicall, it IS a toss-up. Do you NEED it? Again, yes and no,
  John Ellis  
the only thing i know about apache.exe is ; it is dangerous enough for me to stay away from it.
  Tayfun Esmer  
If its the nvidia related Apache.exe stop all processes in the task manager, search your harddrive for it, right click the exe and set compatability for 98 apply, ok, then double click and all is well!
nvidia forcware. scared me at first too
  tg   (further information)
It is safe -proven-
Normally the (self-installed) Apache Web Server, but comes also along with the NVidia Web Access Manager (which is part of many ASUS Mainboards, especially the M2N series).
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of apache.exe: based on 43 votes with 9 reviews. 30 users think apache.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks apache.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 3 users don't grade apache.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving apache issues

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

To help you analyze the apache.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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