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What is ApMsgFwd.exe?

ApMsgFwd.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ApMsgFwd.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

ApMsgFwd.exe file information

The process known as ApMsgFwd belongs to software Dell Touchpad or ALPS Touch Pad Driver or Alps Pointing-device for VAIO or Touch Pad Driver or Alps Touch Pad Driver or ThinkPad UltraNav Driver by Alps Electric Co. (www.alps.com).

Description: ApMsgFwd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ApMsgFwd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 50,736 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 66,856 bytes and 17 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/apmsgfwd.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. The file is a Microsoft signed file. ApMsgFwd.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
It is possible to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Dell Touchpad or ALPS Touch Pad Driver.

Recommended: Identify ApMsgFwd.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ApMsgFwd.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ApMsgFwd.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

It has something to do with Alps Touchpad, which are included in some(atleast in my) dell laptop.
File for the touchpad on most laptops.Alps Pointing Device (mine is a Sony VAIO laptop)
  Really smart girl - lol  
Seems to Context thrash on Windows 7 32 bit.
size of exe checks out 50 736
  George Hewitt  
I would like to know if this program could be used as a spy program to detect what was typed on the keyboard
well obviously if it is verisigned and a microsoft signed file that means it passed microsofts WHQL or windows hardware quality labs tests then it is safe for one and for two it is for the touchpad/mouse on laptops
After Avast updates to the latest edition, it started to give alarm on ApMsgFwd.exe. I've upload file to virustotal.com, nothing showns up. Thinks that it is a false positive.
yeah it is from touch pad as mine is a dell one
It is on my dell lattitude which has an Alps touchpad. It does thrash in Win 7 ...
Verisigned file for alps touchpad
It uses up a lot of resourses in this Dell Lappy.
Using Win7 32bit on my Sony Vaio VGN-SZ330P it seems to be needed for the touch pad. But this is obviously a back door. Windows is such a piece of crap and Sony is too for not supporting upgrades beyond 5 years.
For touchpad. Without it your touchpad does not work on your laptop.
  Hell Angels   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of ApMsgFwd.exe: based on 14 votes with 13 user comments.
7 users think ApMsgFwd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users don't grade ApMsgFwd.exe ("not sure about it").

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