There is nothing more disconcerting than looking at ps, top, or a Windows task manager window and seeing unfamiliar/unexpected programs. One of the top 3 security reports/FAQs is "Why did Apache take over my PC?"

To dispel concerns, and track why httpd or Apache.exe may be running on a system, here is a list of products known to (unexpectedly!) bundle Apache HTTP Server and run their own local, private copies of the server.

Windows Platform

Products known to bundle and run a local copy of Apache.exe



Product Name



Fujitsu Siemens ServerView



NVIDIA Forceware Network Access Manager



Trend Micro Antivirus Clients (OfficeScan)

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