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What is sched.exe?

Part of AntiVir Desktop by Avira GmbH

What is it?

Antivirus Scheduler 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 sched.exe from Avira GmbH
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How does sched.exe run?

Service - sched.exe runs as a background Windows service (AntiVirSchedulerService). 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 sched.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of sched.exe users, 22.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is sched.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00111% CPU11108.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.18 MB RAM14.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\sched.exe

Are there other versions of AntiVir Desktop?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

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: sched.exe
Publisher: Avira GmbH (verified)
Name: AntiVir Desktop
Description: Antivirus Scheduler
Size: 132.16 KB
Original file name: sched.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: 0.0241250342%
Privileged CPU: 0.0230141718%
User CPU: 0.00111086243677%
Privileged CPU time: 1953.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 891,001,710
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 56.24 MB
Peak committed memory: 58.51 MB
Paged memory: 3.18 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.26 MB
Paged system memory: 99.83 KB
Non-paged system memory: 15.48 KB
Working set memory: 1.81 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.35 MB
Min working set memory: 1.57 MB
Private memory: 3.18 MB
Page faults: 4,328
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 584
Total read transfer: 5.12 MB
Total write operations: 23
Total write transfer: 6.99 KB
Total other operations: 1,261
Total other transfer: 25.25 KB
Handle count average: 239
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe"

Service details

Name: AntiVirSchedulerService

Image hashes

MD5: 703485a2c9ec94c35ed7ec56b13778b2
SHA-1: bfae6240dab161722e50fecc74b461179118a9ae
SHA-256: 627fbda6cdd75ef09f45a23c15b250be458dcabbf3bcf8ebe91e9d5cb4083644

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File entropy: 6.56579
File packed: No
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