What is ASP.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 ASP.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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ASP.exe file information

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

The process known as Advanced System Protector belongs to software Advanced System Protector by Systweak (

Description: ASP.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The ASP.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 1,020,416 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is not a Windows system file. The ASP.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. ASP.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications, manipulate other programs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using ASP.exe, you can uninstall Advanced System Protector from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program, visit the website or update to a possibly bug-fixed version.

Recommended: Identify ASP.exe related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name ASP.exe, for example Backdoor.Generic.194777 (detected by BitDefender), and ServU-Daemon (detected by McAfee). Therefore, you should check the ASP.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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Summary: Average user rating of ASP.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks ASP.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ASP issues

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