What Is APO3GUI.exe? Is It A Virus Or Malware? How To Fix?

What is APO3GUI.exe?

APO3GUI.exe is an executable exe file which belongs to the Windows process APO3GUI which comes with the software developed by DTS.

The .exe extension of the APO3GUI file specifies that it is an executable file.

Malware and viruses are also transmitted through exe files. So we must be sure before running any unknown executable file on our computers.

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We will check if the APO3GUI file is a virus or malware? Whether it should be deleted to keep your computer safe? Read more below.

Is APO3GUI.exe safe to run? Is it a virus or malware?

Let’s check the location of this exe file to determine whether this is a legit software or a virus. The location of this file is mentioned below.

File Location : C:Program Files (x86)DTS, IncDTS Audio”
1598169582-1107,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,andservmgr.exe,AndServMgr,exe,,,,,AndServMgr.exe,AndServMgr,DuOS,null,American Megatrends,,What is AndServMgr.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program FilesAMIDuOS
1598169841-1229,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,aliyunwrapexe.exe,AliyunWrapExe,exe,,,,,AliyunWrapExe.exe,AliyunWrapExe.exe,EaseUS Tools M Beta,null,CHENGDU YIWO Tech Development Co.,,What is AliyunWrapExe.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)EaseUSTodo Backupbin
1598171372-1703,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,a2service.exe,a2service,exe,,,,,a2service.exe,Emsisoft Anti-Malware Service,Emsisoft Anti-Malware,null,Emsisoft GmbH,,What is a2service.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Emsisoft Anti-Malware
1598171378-1706,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,a2guard.exe,a2guard,exe,,,,,a2guard.exe,Emsisoft Real-Time Protection,Emsisoft Anti-Malware,null,Emsisoft GmbH,,What is a2guard.exe?,MACHINERun,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Emsisoft Anti-Malware
1598171368-1701,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,a2start.exe,a2start,exe,,,,,a2start.exe,Emsisoft Security Center,Emsisoft Anti-Malware,null,Emsisoft,,What is a2start.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Emsisoft Anti-Malware
1598171376-1705,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,a2hijackfree.exe,a2hijackfree,exe,,,,,a2hijackfree.exe,HiJackFree,Emsisoft HiJackFree,null,Emsi Software GmbH,,What is a2hijackfree.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)a-squared HiJackFree
1598169923-1265,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,akelpadapp2.exe,AkelPadApp2,exe,,,,,AkelPadApp2.exe,itubrypo EIBH Azupajigo OVHYNTADI,EOFYO Oqyip,null,Agzau Ymhax,,How to remove the AkelPadApp2 virus,Run,null,null,C:UsersUserNameAppDataRoamingAkelPadApp
1598168483-589,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,autoback.exe,autoback,exe,,,,,autoback.exe,ERUNT 1.1j,ERUNT,null,Lars Hederer,,What is autoback.exe?,user’s profile folder,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)ERUNT
1598168065-381,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avpmapp.exe,avpmapp,exe,,,,,avpmapp.exe,eScan File Monitoring System,eScan For Windows,null,MicroWorld Technologies,,What is avpmapp.exe?,user’s profile folder,null,Windows,C:UsersUSERNAMEAnwendungsdatenMicroWorldeScanBD
1598171179-1607,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,acengine.exe,acengine,exe,,,,,acengine.exe,FastSearch,Fast-Search,null,Abengine,,How to remove the acengine virus,null,null,null,C:Program Files (x86)FastSearch
1598169173-916,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,aqfilerestoresrv.exe,AQFileRestoreSrv,exe,,,,,AQFileRestoreSrv.exe,File Undeleter Service,Fix-It Utilities,null,Avanquest Software,,What is AQFileRestoreSrv.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)AvanquestFix-It
1598169232-943,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,appservice.exe,AppService,exe,,,,,AppService.exe,FonePaw iPhone Data RecoveryAppService,FoneLab,null,RayShare Co.,,What is AppService.exe?,MACHINERun,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Aiseesoft StudioFoneLab
1598169341-994,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,app_updater.exe,app_updater,exe,,,,,app_updater.exe,Digital Wave Update Service,Free Studio,Free Studio,DVDVideoSoft,DVDVideoSoft,What is app_updater.exe?,app_updater,app_updater stands for Application Updater,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesDVDVideoSoftlib
1598170584-1496,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,adclaunchd.exe,adclaunchd,exe,,,,,adclaunchd.exe,adclaunchd,FreeStyle Auto-Assist,null,Abbott Diabetes Care,,What is adclaunchd.exe?,MACHINERun,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Abbott Diabetes CareFreeStyle Auto-Assist
1598170567-1493,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,adcmal.exe,adcmal,exe,,,,,adcmal.exe,MAL Server,FreeStyle Auto-Assist Neo,null,Abbott Diabetes Care,,What is adcmal.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)FreeStyle Auto-Assist Neo
1598168099-398,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkwctl.exe,AVKWCtl,exe,,,,,AVKWCtl.exe,Ad-Aware Filesystem Monitor Service,G Data Antivirus,G Data Antivirus,G Data,G Data,What is AVKWCtl.exe?,AvKWCtl,AvKWCtl stands for Anti-virus Kit Window Control,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DataInternetSecurityAVK
1598168113-405,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkbap64.exe,AVKBap64,exe,,,,,AVKBap64.exe,Behavioral Analysis Proxy,G Data Antivirus,G Data Antivirus,G Data,G Data,What is AVKBap64.exe?,AvKBAP64,AvKBAP64 stands for Anti-virus Kit Behavioral Analysis Proxy (64-bit),Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesG DataAVKProxy
1598168105-401,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkproxy.exe,AVKProxy,exe,,,,,AVKProxy.exe,G Data AntiVirus Proxy Service,G Data Antivirus,G Data Antivirus,G Data,G Data,What is AVKProxy.exe?,AVKProxy,AVKProxy stands for AntiVirus Kit Proxy Service,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesG DataAVKProxy
1598168097-397,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkwctlx64.exe,AVKWCtlx64,exe,,,,,AVKWCtlx64.exe,G Data Filesystem Monitor Service,G Data Antivirus,G Data Antivirus,G Data,G Data,What is AVKWCtlx64.exe?,AvKWCtlx64,AvKWCtlx64 stands for Anti-virus Kit Window Control (for Windows x64),Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DATAInternetSecurityAVK
1598168101-399,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avktray.exe,AVKTray,exe,,,,,AVKTray.exe,G Data Security Software,G Data Antivirus,G Data Antivirus,G Data,G Data,What is AVKTray.exe?,AvKTray,AvKTray stands for Anti-virus Kit System Tray Process,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DataInternetSecurityAVKTray
1598168426-561,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,autorundelayloader…,AutorunDelayLoader,exe,,,,,AutorunDelayLoader.exe,AutorunDelayLoader.exe,G DATA INTERNET SECURITY,null,G DATA Software AG,,What is AutorunDelayLoader.exe?,MACHINERun,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DATAInternetSecurityDelayLoader
1598168103-400,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkservice.exe,AVKService,exe,,,,,AVKService.exe,G DATA INTERNET SECURITY Scheduler Service,G DATA INTERNET SECURITY,null,G Data Software AG,,What is AVKService.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DataInternetSecurityAVK
1598168111-404,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkcks.exe,avkcks,exe,,,,,avkcks.exe,G Data InternetSecurity,G Data InternetSecurity,G Data InternetSecurity,G Data Software AG,G Data Software AG,What is avkcks.exe?,AVKCks,AVKCks stands for Anti Virus Checks,Windows,25% dangerous
1598168117-407,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avk.exe,AVK,exe,,,,,AVK.exe,G Data AntiVirus,G DATA Security Software,null,G DATA Software AG,,What is AVK.exe?,user’s profile folder,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DataInternetSecurityAVK
1598168115-406,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkbackupservice.exe,AVKBackupService,exe,,,,,AVKBackupService.exe,G Data TotalProtection Backup Service,G DATA TOTAL PROTECTION,null,G Data Software AG,,What is AVKBackupService.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DataTotalProtectionAVKBackup
1598169649-1138,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,aminstantservice.exe,aminstantservice,exe,,,,,aminstantservice.exe,GameHouse GamesPlayer,GameHouse Games,null,GameHouse,,What is aminstantservice.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)GameHouse Games
1598169253-953,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,appmarket.exe,AppMarket,exe,,,,,AppMarket.exe,Gameloop,Gameloop,null,Tencent,,What is AppMarket.exe?,user’s “”Documents”” folder”

To check whether the exe file is legit you can start the Task Manager. Then click on the columns field and add Verified Signer as one of the columns.

Now look at the Verified Signer value for APO3GUI.exe process if it says “Unable to verify” then the file may be a virus.

File Name APO3GUI.exe
Software Developer DTS
File Type exe
File Location C:Program Files (x86)DTS, IncDTS Audio”
1598169582-1107,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,andservmgr.exe,AndServMgr,exe,,,,,AndServMgr.exe,AndServMgr,DuOS,null,American Megatrends,,What is AndServMgr.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program FilesAMIDuOS
1598169841-1229,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,aliyunwrapexe.exe,AliyunWrapExe,exe,,,,,AliyunWrapExe.exe,AliyunWrapExe.exe,EaseUS Tools M Beta,null,CHENGDU YIWO Tech Development Co.,,What is AliyunWrapExe.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)EaseUSTodo Backupbin
1598171372-1703,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,a2service.exe,a2service,exe,,,,,a2service.exe,Emsisoft Anti-Malware Service,Emsisoft Anti-Malware,null,Emsisoft GmbH,,What is a2service.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Emsisoft Anti-Malware
1598171378-1706,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,a2guard.exe,a2guard,exe,,,,,a2guard.exe,Emsisoft Real-Time Protection,Emsisoft Anti-Malware,null,Emsisoft GmbH,,What is a2guard.exe?,MACHINERun,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Emsisoft Anti-Malware
1598171368-1701,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,a2start.exe,a2start,exe,,,,,a2start.exe,Emsisoft Security Center,Emsisoft Anti-Malware,null,Emsisoft,,What is a2start.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Emsisoft Anti-Malware
1598171376-1705,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,a2hijackfree.exe,a2hijackfree,exe,,,,,a2hijackfree.exe,HiJackFree,Emsisoft HiJackFree,null,Emsi Software GmbH,,What is a2hijackfree.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)a-squared HiJackFree
1598169923-1265,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,akelpadapp2.exe,AkelPadApp2,exe,,,,,AkelPadApp2.exe,itubrypo EIBH Azupajigo OVHYNTADI,EOFYO Oqyip,null,Agzau Ymhax,,How to remove the AkelPadApp2 virus,Run,null,null,C:UsersUserNameAppDataRoamingAkelPadApp
1598168483-589,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,autoback.exe,autoback,exe,,,,,autoback.exe,ERUNT 1.1j,ERUNT,null,Lars Hederer,,What is autoback.exe?,user’s profile folder,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)ERUNT
1598168065-381,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avpmapp.exe,avpmapp,exe,,,,,avpmapp.exe,eScan File Monitoring System,eScan For Windows,null,MicroWorld Technologies,,What is avpmapp.exe?,user’s profile folder,null,Windows,C:UsersUSERNAMEAnwendungsdatenMicroWorldeScanBD
1598171179-1607,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,acengine.exe,acengine,exe,,,,,acengine.exe,FastSearch,Fast-Search,null,Abengine,,How to remove the acengine virus,null,null,null,C:Program Files (x86)FastSearch
1598169173-916,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,aqfilerestoresrv.exe,AQFileRestoreSrv,exe,,,,,AQFileRestoreSrv.exe,File Undeleter Service,Fix-It Utilities,null,Avanquest Software,,What is AQFileRestoreSrv.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)AvanquestFix-It
1598169232-943,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,appservice.exe,AppService,exe,,,,,AppService.exe,FonePaw iPhone Data RecoveryAppService,FoneLab,null,RayShare Co.,,What is AppService.exe?,MACHINERun,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Aiseesoft StudioFoneLab
1598169341-994,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,app_updater.exe,app_updater,exe,,,,,app_updater.exe,Digital Wave Update Service,Free Studio,Free Studio,DVDVideoSoft,DVDVideoSoft,What is app_updater.exe?,app_updater,app_updater stands for Application Updater,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesDVDVideoSoftlib
1598170584-1496,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,adclaunchd.exe,adclaunchd,exe,,,,,adclaunchd.exe,adclaunchd,FreeStyle Auto-Assist,null,Abbott Diabetes Care,,What is adclaunchd.exe?,MACHINERun,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Abbott Diabetes CareFreeStyle Auto-Assist
1598170567-1493,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,adcmal.exe,adcmal,exe,,,,,adcmal.exe,MAL Server,FreeStyle Auto-Assist Neo,null,Abbott Diabetes Care,,What is adcmal.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)FreeStyle Auto-Assist Neo
1598168099-398,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkwctl.exe,AVKWCtl,exe,,,,,AVKWCtl.exe,Ad-Aware Filesystem Monitor Service,G Data Antivirus,G Data Antivirus,G Data,G Data,What is AVKWCtl.exe?,AvKWCtl,AvKWCtl stands for Anti-virus Kit Window Control,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DataInternetSecurityAVK
1598168113-405,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkbap64.exe,AVKBap64,exe,,,,,AVKBap64.exe,Behavioral Analysis Proxy,G Data Antivirus,G Data Antivirus,G Data,G Data,What is AVKBap64.exe?,AvKBAP64,AvKBAP64 stands for Anti-virus Kit Behavioral Analysis Proxy (64-bit),Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesG DataAVKProxy
1598168105-401,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkproxy.exe,AVKProxy,exe,,,,,AVKProxy.exe,G Data AntiVirus Proxy Service,G Data Antivirus,G Data Antivirus,G Data,G Data,What is AVKProxy.exe?,AVKProxy,AVKProxy stands for AntiVirus Kit Proxy Service,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesG DataAVKProxy
1598168097-397,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkwctlx64.exe,AVKWCtlx64,exe,,,,,AVKWCtlx64.exe,G Data Filesystem Monitor Service,G Data Antivirus,G Data Antivirus,G Data,G Data,What is AVKWCtlx64.exe?,AvKWCtlx64,AvKWCtlx64 stands for Anti-virus Kit Window Control (for Windows x64),Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DATAInternetSecurityAVK
1598168101-399,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avktray.exe,AVKTray,exe,,,,,AVKTray.exe,G Data Security Software,G Data Antivirus,G Data Antivirus,G Data,G Data,What is AVKTray.exe?,AvKTray,AvKTray stands for Anti-virus Kit System Tray Process,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DataInternetSecurityAVKTray
1598168426-561,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,autorundelayloader…,AutorunDelayLoader,exe,,,,,AutorunDelayLoader.exe,AutorunDelayLoader.exe,G DATA INTERNET SECURITY,null,G DATA Software AG,,What is AutorunDelayLoader.exe?,MACHINERun,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DATAInternetSecurityDelayLoader
1598168103-400,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkservice.exe,AVKService,exe,,,,,AVKService.exe,G DATA INTERNET SECURITY Scheduler Service,G DATA INTERNET SECURITY,null,G Data Software AG,,What is AVKService.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DataInternetSecurityAVK
1598168111-404,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkcks.exe,avkcks,exe,,,,,avkcks.exe,G Data InternetSecurity,G Data InternetSecurity,G Data InternetSecurity,G Data Software AG,G Data Software AG,What is avkcks.exe?,AVKCks,AVKCks stands for Anti Virus Checks,Windows,25% dangerous
1598168117-407,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avk.exe,AVK,exe,,,,,AVK.exe,G Data AntiVirus,G DATA Security Software,null,G DATA Software AG,,What is AVK.exe?,user’s profile folder,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DataInternetSecurityAVK
1598168115-406,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,avkbackupservice.exe,AVKBackupService,exe,,,,,AVKBackupService.exe,G Data TotalProtection Backup Service,G DATA TOTAL PROTECTION,null,G Data Software AG,,What is AVKBackupService.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)G DataTotalProtectionAVKBackup
1598169649-1138,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,aminstantservice.exe,aminstantservice,exe,,,,,aminstantservice.exe,GameHouse GamesPlayer,GameHouse Games,null,GameHouse,,What is aminstantservice.exe?,null,null,Windows,C:Program Files (x86)GameHouse Games
1598169253-953,https://www.file.net/process/_a.html,appmarket.exe,AppMarket,exe,,,,,AppMarket.exe,Gameloop,Gameloop,null,Tencent,,What is AppMarket.exe?,user’s “”Documents”” folder”
Software DTS Custom

 

If the developer of the software is legitimate, then it is not a virus or malware. If the developer is not listed or seems suspicious, you can remove it using the uninstall program.

How To Remove or Uninstall APO3GUI.exe

To remove APO3GUI.exe from your computer do the following steps one by one.

  1. If the file is a part of a software program, then it will also have an uninstall program. Then you can run the Uninstaller located at directory like C:Program Files>DTS>APO3GUI orDTS Custom >APO3GUI_uninstall.exe.
  2. Or the APO3GUI.exe was installed using the Windows Installer then to uninstall it Go to System Settings and open Add Or Remove Programs Option.
  3. Then Search for APO3GUI.exe or the software name DTS Custom in the search bar or try out the developer name DTS.
  4. Then click on it and select the Uninstall Program option to remove APO3GUI.exe file from your computer. Now the software DTS Custom program along with the file APO3GUI.exe will be removed from your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I stop APO3GUI process?

In order to stop the apo3gui.exe process from running you either have to uninstall the program associated with the file or if it’s a virus or malware, remove it using a Malware and Virus removal tool.

Is APO3GUI a Virus or Malware?

As per the information we have the APO3GUI might be a virus or malware because even a good file might be infected with malware or virus to disguise itself. So follow our tutorial above to check it.

Is APO3GUI causing High Disk Usage?

You can find this by opening the Task Manager application ( Right-click on Windows Taskbar and choose Task Manager) and click on the Disk option at the top to sort and find out the disk usage of APO3GUI.

Is APO3GUI causing High CPU Usage?

You can find whether APO3GUI is using Full CPU by opening the Task Manager application. Now find the APO3GUI.exe process and check the CPU usage percentage.

Is APO3GUI causing High Network Usage?

If the APO3GUI has High data Usage, you can find this by opening the Task Manager windows app and find the APO3GUI.exe process and check the Network Usage column percentage.

How to check GPU Usage of APO3GUI?

To check whether the APO3GUI is causing high GPU usage, open the Task Manager window and look for the APO3GUI process in the name column and check the GPU usage column.

I hope you were able to learn more about the APO3GUI.exe file and how to remove it.

Let us know in the comments below if you face any other APO3GUI issues.

About The Author: Gowtham V is a tech blogger and founder of HowToDoNinja.com who is an expert in Technology & Software and writes awesome How-To Tutorials to help people online. He has 5 years of experience in creating websites and writing content. He uses a Windows PC, a Macbook Pro, and an Android phone. Check out more about our website and our writers on our About US page. Also follow me on Twitter page and Linkedin

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