How to remove the avp32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify avp32.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SPNR.01EI11.

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Avp32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with avp32
Avp32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

avp32.exe does not provide any particulars about the software with which the process was installed, nor is the developer identified within the file.

Description: Avp32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file avp32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 16,064 bytes. 
Avp32.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 90% dangerous.

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If avp32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 642,136 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 620,078 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Avp32.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\RunServices). The avp32.exe file is not a Windows core file. Avp32.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

Important: You should check the avp32.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 avp32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active avp32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the avp32.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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