Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. apcmain.exe
Exe program – Files with an extension of “exe” are executable programs.
What is it?
ApcMain.exe is a program file that most likely was installed by you and not pre-installed 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. Visit apcmain.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.
What is the apcmain.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This will show in your startup program list as C:\Program Files\Ascentive\Performance Center\ApcMain.exe -m
Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many viruses, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see there are others with similar names stored in other locations on your computer. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your “task manager”, and then click the “processes” tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, apcmain.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similar to a system file. Make sure to always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. apcmain.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names that companies choose.
Is apcmain.exe spyware?
Is this considered adware or popup related?
Is this considered a virus or trojan?
Would you recommend that I remove apcmain.exe?
No, we would not remove this file.