What is opvapp.exe?

The genuine opvapp.exe file is a software component of HP SimplePass by Hewlett-Packard.
HP SimplePass is a biometric authentication software. Opvapp.exe runs a process associated with HP SimplePass. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. HP SimplePass is a program designed for the Windows platform that enables users to access their computer with a fingerprint scanner. The program features authenticated login to access online websites as well as offline files and folders. The program often comes preinstalled on computers manufactured by HP that have a fingerprint scanner. Hewlett-Packard was founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, two Stanford graduates in electrical engineering, in 1939. It started out in Packard's Garage in Palo Alto, California. For the major part of the 20th century, the company focused on a wide range of electronic products but slowly grew out into producing computing-specific hardware from the 1970s onwards. Today, it provides hardware, software and services to consumers and various types of businesses and large corporations.

OPVApp stands for OmniPass Verification Application

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 opvapp.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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Opvapp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with opvapp
Opvapp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as HP SimplePass belongs to software HP SimplePass or OmniPass or %CName% %PName or Lenovo Dependency Package by Hewlett-Packard ( or %CFullName.

Description: Opvapp.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Opvapp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 65,024 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 69,632 bytes and 8 more variants. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can search for help on the company [1][2]'s website or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > HP SimplePass or OmniPass).

Recommended: Identify opvapp.exe related errors

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

opvapp.exe is part of Omnipass Software, located in c:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\opvapp.exe
opvapp is from Hewlett-Packard's SimplePass program and runs in the background. Dunno what it does but it takes nil CPU power and no suspicious connections (only connections it made were to the HP servers)
It's go to do with HP Simplepass so it is not even dangerous. HP would be sewed if opvapp.exe was dangerous or malicious
I was having a problem with BrowseFox. The McAfee anti-virus software couldn't get rid of it and, while on the internet, McAfee alerts were happening about 3 times per minute. One of the online solutions that I found for tracing down this particularly stubborn bit of malware said that I should look in the task manager (Windows 8.1) to see what looked out of place. I opened the task manager and when I tried to scroll down to look at the processes to see what might look out of place, it was difficult to scroll down. The scroll kept resetting itself to the top of the queue. I persisted and found opvapp in the third page down. I looked up opvapp.exe and came to this site. The site told me where to find oppvapp.exe. Rather than look in c:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\ , I searched my hard drive for it and found it at c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Simple Pass rather than the location specified on this site. That is when alarm bells went off in my head. The first thing I did was go to c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Simple Pass to verify that it was there. Then I went to the task manager, clicked on opvapp.exe and ended the process. Then I returned to c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Simple Pass and deleted opvapp.exe, then went to the recycle bin and emptied it. I restarted the computer. That was almost an hour ago. I have had not McAfee pop-ups alerting me to BrowseFox malware. I am pretty certain that was the source of the malware.
  Thomas Crown  
If you have a HP Computer, then your fine! If your not using a HP computer and you see this in Task Manager, you MIGHT be in danger!!!
  Samuel   (further information)
opvapp.exe is part of a product called known as HD Audio Control Panel and it is developed by Realtek Semiconductor .
  David D   (further information)
This is part of a HP laptop program, located under the SimplePass folder in the HewlettPackard program file
Ok so I do some pretty hard gaming on my laptop. For some odd reason, whenever I end the opvapp task in task manager, my games either don't startup, or say that they are missing key components. I really don't understand why though. Because I'll close a bunch of other tasks leaving opvapp, and my games will work fine. But when I close opvapp, my games won't even startup let alone crash.
It is normally needed as it is the system program. Most viruses try to disguise themselves as opvapp.exe so it is very hard to be found.
it was included in both my HP computers. It's there in the process tree but consumes virtually no resources and has never caused any trouble
  Matt Russey  
It's HP simplepass, unless you might want to break something, don't uninstall it

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of opvapp.exe: based on 14 votes with 11 user comments. 2 users think opvapp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks opvapp.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving opvapp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with opvapp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the opvapp.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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