Is dvpapi.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of dvpapi.exe:









File purpose and description:

dvpapi.exe is an exe file that was most likely installed by you at some time, it would not have arrived on your pc when you purchased it. Always verify the exact disk location of your file as shown below, as spyware and virus writers often hide similiar file names in different locations hoping you will not know any difference. This dvpapi.exe program is part of the Authentium anti-virus and anti-malware software. It may have been distributed with your ISP or cable/dsl service, as this file is included in some security packages. This will also appear in your computer startup list as a service. This file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware 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)
dvpapi.exe

File type:
This is an executable file

File or folder location:
This file will be found at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe


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, dvpapi.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 dvpapi.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!