Is xpa.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of xpa.exe:









File purpose and description:

xpa.exe is a program that was most likely installed by you sometime after you purchased your computer, as it would not have been preinstalled software on your computer. The actual disk location is also listed at the bottom. Verify the disk location as spyware and virus writers often use similiar file name or similiar folder names in an attempt to fool you into thinking a virus is a good file. This file has been reported as a rogue spyware and antivirus program If this were on my computer, I would take action and remove it immediately. It has been reported as giving false leads and incorrect information. (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)
xpa.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
By default it should be located at: C:\Program Files\XP Antivirus\xpa.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, xpa.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 xpa.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!