advapi.exe – Here is the scoop on AdvApi as it pertains to computer network security. The big question: what is advapi.exe and is it spyware, a trojan and if so, how do I get rid of AdvApi?
advapi.exe (AdvApi) – Details
The process known as Advapi.exe is installed and started by a variant of the Netdevil virus (also known as netdevil12 and netdevil1.2). It should not be confused with the ‘Advapi32′ process (notice the ’32’).
advapi.exe is considered to be a security risk, not only because antivirus programs flag AdvApi as a virus, but also because a number of users have complained about its performance.
AdvApi is likely a virus and as such, presents a serious vulnerability which should be fixed immediately! Delaying further investigation of advapi.exe may cause serious harm to your system and will likely cause a number of problems, such as slow performance, loss of data or leaking private information to websites.
advapi.exe is considered to be a security risk, not only because antivirus programs flag AdvApi as a trojan, but also because other sites consider it a Trojan as well.
AdvApi is likely a Trojan and as such, presents a serious vulnerability which should be fixed immediately! Delaying further investigation of advapi.exe may cause serious harm to your system and will likely cause a number of problems, loss of data, loss of control or leaking private information.
You should take our Firewall Test and look at your Digital Footprint to make sure your system is not giving away valuable information or has open ports on your firewall that may allow attackers to compromise your computer; these tests are completely free.
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ADVAPI.EXE – Disclaimer
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