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What is avwatchservice.exe?

Part of Preventon AV Watch Service by Preventon Technologies Limited

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How does avwatchservice.exe run?

Service - avwatchservice.exe runs as a background Windows service (AV Watch Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the avwatchservice.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of avwatchservice.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avwatchservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00147% CPU14740.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.37 MB RAM11.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 3 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\common toolkit suite\avengine\avwatchservice.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Preventon AV Watch Service.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: avwatchservice.exe
Publisher: Preventon Technologies Limited (verified)
Name: Preventon AV Watch Service
Description: Preventon AV Watch Service
Version: 2.1.5
Size: 457.09 KB
Original file name: AVWatchService.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/16/2012
Expiration date: 6/10/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0034608954%
Privileged CPU: 0.0019868103%
User CPU: 0.00147408506497%
Privileged CPU time: 62.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,787,094,981
CPU cycle count /min: 2,723,830
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 52.14 MB
Peak committed memory: 221.14 MB
Paged memory: 2.37 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.43 MB
Paged system memory: 91.41 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.62 KB
Working set memory: 4.43 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.67 MB
Min working set memory: 4.43 MB
Private memory: 2.37 MB
Page faults: 5,476
Page faults /min: 8
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,551
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 22.77 KB
Read transfer /min: 36 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 626 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,848
Other operations /min: 3
Total other transfer: 25.8 KB
Other Transfer /min: 40 Bytes
Handle count average: 175
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:/Program Files/Common Files/Common Toolkit Suite/AVEngine/AVWatchService.exe"

Service details

Name: AV Watch Service

Image hashes

MD5: a3aa0513931cc7ffccf55b37bc1268d7
SHA-1: 87fda0484f6b94f9886751f63082a6c8c88349c3
SHA-256: 91ad1dae0c13f69784f310691e617375814eb78df9ae56d781eb4e88a72753cb

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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