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What is avwsc.exe?

Part of AntiVir Desktop by Avira GmbH

What is it?

WSC Helper Tool for Avira Antivirus runs as a background process which checks every file opened or downloaded. Like many antivirus programs, it can run a full or custom scan to check the computer for malware in order to remove them. It updates its virus definitions automatically everyday by default using the Internet.
Description of avwsc.exe from Avira GmbH
Avira Free Antivirus eliminates many forms of malware including worms, rootkits, and costly dialers. Features include system scanner prevents infection from viruses, worms, and Trojans, blocks new viruses before they run and halts unknown code that looks suspicious, and click, run, and protect no awkward options express installation sets up your security system for you. System Scanner prevents infection from viruses, worms and Trojans. AHeAD Technology halts unknown code that looks suspicious.
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How does avwsc.exe run?

Process - avwsc.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. avwsc.exe is executed by the process sched.exe (AntiVir Desktop by Avira GmbH).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the avwsc.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of avwsc.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\avwsc.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Avira GmbH

Avira Operations GmbH is a German antivirus software company. Avira is one of the most widely used antivirus programs in the world, with 100 million users world More...
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File details

File name: avwsc.exe
Publisher: Avira GmbH (verified)
Name: AntiVir Desktop
Description: WSC Helper Tool
Size: 96.17 KB
Original file name: avwsc.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Avira GmbH
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 11/2/2009
Expiration date: 12/2/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 3.6872045388%
Privileged CPU: 2.1085848586%
User CPU: 1.57861968020954%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avwsc.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 1f4ad4bc5747f7f150f6d53cc52482f2
SHA-1: 073c6a1f36195d28f1e6c3f55f9427ec5b3d07d3
SHA-256: 00e98bb7182d3cf39d82c28fda4d78a18fe215b9f71db1da58bd125cc677f430

PE image details

File packed: No
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