First of all, I think it’s important to know that just because you get a pop-up or error on your computer, DOES NOT mean you have a virus. Too many people think that any simple error message means they have a virus or some kind of malicious intrusion on their computer. While viruses do create pop-ups certain times, it’s not a surefire sign that you’re infected.
How do you know if you have a virus?
It’s more important to understand what may happen if you have a virus. Some anti-virus programs, like Kaspersky, provide you with alerts if your system receives or notices threats. When this happens, good virus scanners will prevent them from infecting your machine.
One of the primary files with Kaspersky is the avp.exe file. As you can imagine, if the avp process is altered in any fashion, it will likely result in error messages on your system.
Again, this file, in most cases, is considered to be safe. It’s installed with Kaspersky and shouldn’t be considered to be a threat – UNLESS it has been modified, altered, or infected (which can happen). It’s recommended that you stay updated with ways to fix exe errors in case this happens to you.
So, if you do notice any errors with the Avp file, they should be fixed. This may require you to run a different scan other than Kaspersky, which is fine. Make sure you find a reputable scanner to use so you can effectively fix avp.exe virus messages on your hard drive.
What else can happen on my computer caused by this (or other) errors?
The other stuff you need to be worried about is what’s known as the domino effect. Because system files are all interrelated, an error with one can result in a variety of other errors with other files. Some of the most important EXE files on your system are integrated with each other, so fixing anything you find is super important.
One of the more common errors is with the dwm.exe file. Read through the resource to see just how important it is – there’s also a helpful video you can watch to learn how to stop it.
For more details on the avp error message, check out this site that has a bunch of pictures of errors as well as a bit of information about how you can resolve the error once and for all.