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Avp.exe Friend Or Foe?


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#1 Brodyack

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:03 AM

This process is running on my wife's computer and often causes it to run quite slow. Google search shows conflicting reports from "it's a normal program that is part of the Kaspersky security suite" to "it's a remote based trojan that should be removed immediately". Can anyone clear this up please? (I installed "The Shield 2008 Deluxe" to see if it recognized this file as a trojan but it didn't)

Thanks in advance for any help with this issue.

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#2 Andrew

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:13 AM

Hi Brodyack! Welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

Does your wife's computer have Kaspersky security suite installed on it? If not, then I'd say it's probably not legit. If so, it probably is but still merits closer attention. Also, if Kaspersky is installed, check to make sure that it's fully up to date.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:03 PM

avp.exe is also related to AOL Active Virus Shield
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/startup/avp.exe.php

Example malware included in above link.
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