What is httpd.exe?

The genuine httpd.exe file is a software component of Apache HTTP Server by Apache Software Foundation.
Httpd.exe is an executable file that belongs to the Apache HTTP Server, a open-source implementation of a Web Server. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. The Apache HTTP Server was created to fulfill the role of a free web server software that could be modified and developed by anyone wishing to do so. The program is based on the NCSA HTTPd server which was based on the CERN httpd, the first ever web server software originally developed by Tim Berners-Lee, Ari Luotonen and Henrik Frystyk Nielsen at CERN laborotories. Apache has gone on to serve half of all online websites and is a great example of open-sourced software being a building-block for the growth of the Internet and the online community. The Apache Software Foundation was founded by the Apache Group in June 1999. It is an American non-profit organisation that supports Apache software projects. The organisation currently provides support for the Apache Community that develops open-source software created solely for the benefit of the public.

HtTPd stands for Apache Hypertext Transfer Protocol Server daemon

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 httpd.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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Httpd.exe file information

The process known as Apache HTTP Server or CONNECT

belongs to software Apache HTTP Server or WampServer or Marvell MRU (version V4) or Marvell Storage Utility (version V4) or AppServ or Marvell (version 61xx MRU) or CollabNet Subversion or ApachePhp (version 2.2.11, 2.4.18) or BitNami Subversion Stack

by Apache Software Foundation (

Description: Httpd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Httpd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 24,635 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 24,645 bytes and 18 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with httpd.exe, you may want to completely remove Marvell MRU V4 or Marvell Storage Utility V4 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify httpd.exe related errors

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

The "Apache" Webserver program. Don't worry. you installed it.
  Meeko   (further information)
useful to send file to http server
Apache web Meeko says, you installed it. Its fine
  John C   (further information)
Its in XAMPP too, so if u have startet Control Center of Xampp and apache is working/started the httpd.exe is needed if u r using Apache/Xampp
Its Apache Serwer, but dont forget to change default password. Its possible, that any1 can enter your database.
Hiper Text Transfer Protocol
  Orkun   (further information)
You might not have installed it. The newer subversion installers install Apache without any option to disable it. You really don't need it if you are just running svnserve. It just wastes 200mb of ram and stops your own webserver.
  Jamie   (further information)
it is widely used to run apache server on system

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Summary: Average user rating of httpd.exe: based on 14 votes with 8 user comments. 9 users think httpd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving httpd issues

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