How to remove the apcdm virus

Most antivirus programs identify apcdm.exe as malware—such as F-Secure identifies it as Monitoring-Tool:W32/PCDM.A, and Microsoft identifies it as MonitoringTool:Win32/DrpuPcDataManager.

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Apcdm.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with apcdm
Apcdm.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as apcdm.exe belongs to software DRPU PC Data Manager or PC Data Manager by DRPU Software Pvt..

Description: Apcdm.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Apcdm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 2,777,088 bytes. 
The apcdm.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The apcdm.exe file is not a Windows system file. Apcdm.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with apcdm.exe, you can uninstall DRPU PC Data Manager from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify apcdm.exe related errors

Important: You should check the apcdm.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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Best practices for resolving apcdm issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active apcdm process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the apcdm.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 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.

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