What is iamapp.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 iamapp.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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Iamapp.exe file information

The process known as IAMAPP.EXE belongs to software Norton Internet Security or AtGuard by Symantec ( or WRQ.

Description: Iamapp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The iamapp.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 90,624 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 378,536 bytes or 373,976 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows system file. Iamapp.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with iamapp.exe, you can also completely remove AtGuard (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as iamapp.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the iamapp.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 the main program for the AtGuard software firewall product. Personal opinion, AtGuard is a much better / stronger firewall than Norton Personal Firewall, but it does require more user intelligence and intervention
It's a Firewall File for NIS ver. 1.0, but once in a while I see an Outgoing UDP Blocked (I have rule to block Iamapp as an App) using IAMAPP.EXE to a one of my ISP's DNS Servers on Local Port 1107 to Remote Port domain and do not see a reason for this but I know it's the same file that is Burned on the Orginal Norton CD.
If it bleeds, we can kill it . . .
  Raketmensch   (further information)
After renewing Norton AV, now get message IAMAPP.EXEfailed to init when I reboot

Summary: Average user rating of iamapp.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think iamapp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving iamapp issues

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