What is avkpop.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 avkpop.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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Avkpop.exe file information

The process known as AVK POP3/IMAP Proxy or AVS POP3/IMAP Proxy or AVK POP3 Server belongs to software AVK by G DATA Software AG (

Description: Avkpop.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Avkpop.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 364,544 bytes (93% of all occurrences) or 327,680 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The avkpop.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify avkpop.exe related errors

If avkpop.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 229,376 bytes. The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Avkpop.exe is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as avkpop.exe. Therefore, you should check the avkpop.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

This is a the AntiVirus Scanner for E-Mail (pop3,smtp,etc.)
  aaa   (further information)
This is a the AntiVirus Scanner for E-Mail (pop3,imap). It´s for the attachment.
  DJ BlackEagle   (further information)
Ist von AVK
  Hirni   (further information)
Part of GDATA Antiviren Kit antivirus
  Curio   (further information)
G Data Virenschutz präsentiert von AOL
  AOL Nutzer  
Harmloser Bestandteil der Antiviren-Software ""
gehört zur Antivirensoftware von G-Data

Summary: Average user rating of avkpop.exe: based on 9 votes with 8 user comments. 9 users think avkpop.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving avkpop issues

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