What is Apvfb.exe?

The genuine Apvfb.exe file is a software component of Alps Pointing-device by Alps Electric Co..
Apvfb.exe is an executable file that runs the device drivers for touchpads manufactured by Alps. These drivers are usually preinstalled on laptops. Terminating the process may result in problems with using the laptop touchpad. Alps Electric Co. is a Japanese company that manufactures electronics. The company was founded in 1948 as Kataoka Electric Co. The company has produced over 40,000 kinds of electronic components for thousands of device manufacturers such as Sony, Toshiba and Dell. Alps Electric has its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

Apvfb stands for Alps Pointing-device Driver for Sony VAIO

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 Apvfb.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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Apvfb.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Apvfb
Apvfb.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as APVFB or Apvfb belongs to software NX PAD Driver or Alps Pointing-device for VAIO or ALPS Touch Pad Driver by ALPS (

Description: Apvfb.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Apvfb.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 148,992 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 154,480 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The application has no file description. Apvfb.exe is not a Windows core file. Apvfb.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with Apvfb.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > ALPS Touch Pad Driver or Alps Pointing-device for VAIO).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Apvfb.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Apvfb.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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Best practices for resolving Apvfb issues

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