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What is ApcMain.exe?

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 ApcMain.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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ApcMain.exe file information

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

The process known as Ascentive Performance Center belongs to software Performance Center or Ascentive Performance Center by Ascentive (www.ascentive.com).

Description: ApcMain.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ApcMain.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 3,239,936 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 3,039,232 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/apcmain.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The ApcMain.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). ApcMain.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If problems with ApcMain.exe come up, you can go to the software publisher, www.ascentive.com, for advice or completely remove Performance Center or LaBelLe Toolbox (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

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

apcmain.exe is part of Ascentive Performance Center from Ascentive, a software for performance monitoring.
  Uma   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of ApcMain.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving ApcMain issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ApcMain. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 ApcMain.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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