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What is avcenter.exe?

Part of AntiVir Desktop by Avira GmbH

What is it?

Antivirus Control Center - 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 avcenter.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 avcenter.exe run?

Process - avcenter.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. avcenter.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the avcenter.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of avcenter.exe users, 30.0% have disabled it.
How stable is AntiVir Desktop?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is avcenter.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.28584% CPU2858374.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.64 MB RAM49.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
5,713 /min253.6%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
221 GDI objects147.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
92 context switches/sec92.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\avcenter.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 AntiVir Desktop.

What else is related?

AntiVir Desktop Stability

avcenter.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)

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: avcenter.exe
Publisher: Avira GmbH (verified)
Name: AntiVir Desktop
Description: Antivirus Control Center
Size: 390.66 KB
Original file name: avcenter.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Avira GmbH
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/10/2009
Expiration date: 2/11/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.3100063614%
Privileged CPU: 0.0241688951%
User CPU: 0.28583746624018%
Total CPU time: 9,103 ms
Total CPU time /min: 1,752 ms
Privileged CPU time: 4196.03 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 808 ms
User CPU time: 4907.06 ms
User CPU time /min: 944 ms
Context switches /sec: 92
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 62.2 MB
Peak committed memory: 211.64 MB
Paged memory: 10.64 MB
Peak paged memory: 152.45 MB
Paged system memory: 99.5 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.09 KB
Working set memory: 3.04 MB
Peak working set memory: 118.46 MB
Min working set memory: 3.04 MB
Private memory: 10.64 MB
Page faults: 391,858
Page faults /min: 75,413
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 29,365
Read operations /min: 5,651
Total read transfer: 89.04 MB
Read transfer /min: 17.14 MB
Total write operations: 322
Write operations /min: 62
Total write transfer: 3.92 KB
Write transfer /min: 773 Bytes
Total other operations: 227,316
Other operations /min: 43,747
Total other transfer: 115.58 KB
Other Transfer /min: 22.24 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 221
USER objects: 288
Handle count average: 127
Thread count average: 6

Process details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 892198278fe9e5754ca3d8aefea3dede
SHA-1: 4e8aee835574b8f5d3a626d19eaaed7db69ffc9e
SHA-256: e7fc44ff40042b100492095d28bc2ca056d4720bd7c79cfca4233cc63501dd8d

PE image details

File entropy: 6.35392
File packed: No
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