Is apcmain.exe safe or is this malware?

Purpose of apcmain.exe:

apcmain.exe file purpose and description:

ApcMain.exe is a program file that most likely was installed by you and not preinstalled on your computer when you bought it. The actual disk and folder location of this file is also listed below to help you verify this file is not spyware or virus related. This software is a performance analysis software program and it is from Ascentive. It allows you to view and monitor various different performance settings on your computer. This apcmain.exe file is considered safe and is not virus or malware related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)

File type:
This is an executable program.

Where is the file or folder located on my computer?
This will show in your startup program list as C:\Program Files\Ascentive\Performance Center\ApcMain.exe -m

General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, apcmain.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of apcmain.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!