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What is savadminservice.exe?

Part of Sophos Anti-Virus by Sophos Limited

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How does savadminservice.exe run?

Service - savadminservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SAVAdminService' (Sophos Anti-Virus status reporter). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Sophos Anti-Virus status reporter runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the savadminservice.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of savadminservice.exe users, 33.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is savadminservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00000% CPU34.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.77 MB RAM8.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sophos\sophos anti-virus\savadminservice.exe

Are there other versions of Sophos Anti-Virus?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: savadminservice.exe
Publisher: Sophos Limited (verified)
Name: Sophos Anti-Virus
Description: Sophos Administrator Service
Product version: 10.0.12
Size: 210.79 KB
Original file name: SavAdminService.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sophos Limited
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/12/2010
Expiration date: 2/12/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000061390%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000027187%
User CPU: 0.00000342032076%
Privileged CPU time: 62.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,415,983,403
CPU cycle count /min: 2,106,932
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 50.66 MB
Peak committed memory: 54.45 MB
Paged memory: 1.77 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.9 MB
Paged system memory: 94.48 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.94 KB
Working set memory: 1.5 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.97 MB
Min working set memory: 128 KB
Private memory: 1.77 MB
Page faults: 24,340
Page faults /min: 5
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1.26 KB
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 203
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 3.87 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 119
Thread count average: 4
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\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe"

Service details

Name: Sophos Anti-Virus status reporter
Service name: SAVAdminService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Provides information to Windows Security Center on whether Sophos Anti-Virus is up to date and whether on-access scanning is enabled.”

Image hashes

MD5: 987704f962c0c4fd00a6a46492f5f26a
SHA-1: 53757a7d7beed1ce69cb3206408e728eb3a30cf3

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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