What is avpM.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 avpM.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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AvpM.exe file information

The process known as KAV Monitor main module belongs to software Kaspersky Anti-Virus or eScan Internet Security for or Defender Pro™ Anti-Virus by Kaspersky Labs (

Description: AvpM.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The avpM.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 622,750 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 618,614 bytes, 299,072 bytes or 286,784 bytes. 
AvpM.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. AvpM.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to remove the entire program eScan Internet Security for or eScan Anti-Virus for Windows using Windows Control Panel.

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If avpM.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 136,704 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). It is not a Windows core file. avpM.exe appears to be a compressed file.

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

Part of Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  Parsifal   (further information)
Realtime antivirus scaner
  Popov Denis   (further information)
Antivirus Monitor
  Walter   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of avpM.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 4 users think avpM.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving avpM issues

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