What is aps.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 aps.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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Aps.exe file information

The process known as aps.exe belongs to software CCleaner by unknown.

Description: Aps.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The aps.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 435,712 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The aps.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Aps.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using aps.exe, you can uninstall CCleaner from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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

might be Automatic Process Starter v0.1 which is A simple "batch"-system for Windows, create APS textfile containing all the executables you want to start and "execute" the APS batch.
  Yair   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of aps.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks aps.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving aps issues

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