What is navapw32.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 navapw32.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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Navapw32.exe file information

The process known as Norton AntiVirus Agent belongs to software Norton AntiVirus (version 2002) by Symantec (

Description: Navapw32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Navapw32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 74,832 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 25,600 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. Navapw32.exe is not a Windows system file. The navapw32.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with navapw32.exe, you can also uninstall the software Norton AntiVirus 2002 using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as navapw32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the navapw32.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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Summary: Average user rating of navapw32.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks navapw32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving navapw32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with navapw32. 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 navapw32.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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