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What is AvastSvc.exe?

Part of avast! Antivirus by AVAST Software

What is it?

avast! Service for Avast Antivirus is a full-featured antivirus and anti-spyware scanning and removal product. Avast offers a web-reputation browser extension as well as virtualization technology. Accurate threat updates via avast updates are delivered automatically using PUSH update technology in Avast! Antivirus.
Description of avastsvc.exe from AVAST Software
Free antivirus with anti-spyware protection for Windows.
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How does avastsvc.exe run?

Service - AvastSvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\avast! Antivirus' (avast! Antivirus). 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the avastsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of avastsvc.exe users, 15.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is AvastSvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.03306% CPU330574.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
16.69 MB RAM77.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
2,314 /min102.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avast software\avast\avastsvc.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 avast! Antivirus .

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)

About AVAST Software

avast! antivirus software provides complete virus protection for your computer. Antivirus engine is complemented by anti-spyware, firewall and antispam modules More...
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File details

File name: AvastSvc.exe
Publisher: AVAST Software (verified)
Name: avast! Antivirus
Description: avast! Service
Version: 6.0.1203.0
Product version:
Size: 41.2 KB
Original file name: AvastSvc.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVAST Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 1/30/2011
Expiration date: 1/30/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1263204739%
Privileged CPU: 0.0932630554%
User CPU: 0.03305741846154%
Total CPU time: 20,439 ms
Total CPU time /min: 1,123 ms
Privileged CPU time: 6319.09 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 347 ms
User CPU time: 14120.3 ms
User CPU time /min: 777 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 202.51 MB
Peak committed memory: 255.53 MB
Paged memory: 16.69 MB
Peak paged memory: 75.04 MB
Paged system memory: 273.21 KB
Non-paged system memory: 309.77 KB
Working set memory: 22.82 MB
Peak working set memory: 53.7 MB
Min working set memory: 10.35 MB
Private memory: 16.69 MB
Page faults: 728,714
Page faults /min: 39,906
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 25,076
Read operations /min: 1,446
Total read transfer: 799.68 MB
Read transfer /min: 49.21 MB
Total write operations: 15,212
Write operations /min: 868
Total write transfer: 25.73 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.41 MB
Total other operations: 151,420
Other operations /min: 8,230
Total other transfer: 38.12 MB
Other Transfer /min: 2.08 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 944
Thread count average: 54

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe"

Service details

Name: avast! Antivirus

Image hashes

MD5: d16c826f375a44802bf317982e81a7e2
SHA-1: ba485c94a634c0cdcb362f4048d7e630faca3a73
SHA-256: be9831d2522c5911ba5b9f1a6e8ef30a067ca66fc2c45148421dcd126d53ce57

PE image details

File entropy: 6.49676
File packed: No
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