avp.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if avp.exe is on your PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against threats.
This program is normally stored in C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Total Security 17.0.0\avp.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is 03b45c52179e8dae51a0f685c30d06d6.
This application is set up as a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without displaying any user interface to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which provide useful features to other programs or to the Windows Operating System.
This program uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for updates. For this, Internet communications are required.
This application runs as a 32-bit program. It can not benefit of the entire set of features of nowadays' computer processors. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description present in the program is Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
File version stored as a property 188.8.131.521.
Company AO Kaspersky Lab.
Legal copyright notice © 2016 AO Kaspersky Lab. All Rights Reserved..
avp.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from avp.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digital certificate name: Kaspersky Lab
Certificate's issuer name: DigiCert High Assurance Code Signing CA-1
It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.