What is avc.exe?

The genuine avc.exe file is a software component of Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate by ImTOO Software Studio.
The user interface for the Xilisoft DVD Ripper, this program can be set to start with Windows or be manually opened. It allows you to strip and save video content from DVD files and save them to your hard drive. If running in the background, the user interface can be accessed through the icon in the system tray. Xilisoft was founded in 2004 and focuses on media conversion software.

AVC stands for Audio Video Converter

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 avc.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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Avc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with avc
Avc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as avc Application belongs to software Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate or Xilisoft Video Converter or avc Application by ImTOO Software Studio (

Description: Avc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Avc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 135,168 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 139,264 bytes, 81,920 bytes or 168,448 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Xilisoft Video Converter or Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate).

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If avc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 3,555,328 bytes. There is no description of the program. The avc.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: win.ini). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Avc.exe is not a Windows core file. Avc.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

If avc.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 33,280 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file.

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

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

To help you analyze the avc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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