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What is savservice.exe?

Part of Sophos Anti-Virus by Sophos Limited

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How does savservice.exe run?

Service - savservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SAVService' (Sophos Anti-Virus). This service runs as the LOCAL SERVICE account with minimum privileges on the local computer and presents anonymous credentials on the network. Sophos Anti-Virus 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the savservice.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of savservice.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is savservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU267.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
182.05 MB RAM845.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
1,503 /min66.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
     10 context switches/sec10.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sophos\sophos anti-virus\savservice.exe

Are there other versions of Sophos Anti-Virus?

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 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: savservice.exe
Publisher: Sophos Limited (verified)
Name: Sophos Anti-Virus
Description: Performs virus scanning and disinfection functions
Product version: 10.0.12
Size: 135.79 KB
Original file name: Infrastructure.dll

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: 0.0000616134%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000349069%
User CPU: 0.00002670644074%
Privileged CPU time: 90843.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 19 ms
CPU cycle count: 326,515,374
CPU cycle count /min: 379,715,396
Context switches /sec: 10
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 425.31 MB
Peak committed memory: 488.12 MB
Paged memory: 182.05 MB
Peak paged memory: 263.02 MB
Paged system memory: 191.3 KB
Non-paged system memory: 89.2 KB
Working set memory: 157.73 MB
Peak working set memory: 255.26 MB
Min working set memory: 1012 KB
Private memory: 182.05 MB
Page faults: 5,583,156
Page faults /min: 1,175
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 7,126,111
Read operations /min: 1,500
Read transfer /min: 6.67 MB
Total write operations: 15,866
Write operations /min: 3
Total write transfer: 374.79 MB
Write transfer /min: 80.8 KB
Total other operations: 1,437,565
Other operations /min: 303
Total other transfer: 221.68 MB
Other Transfer /min: 47.79 KB
Handle count average: 842
Thread count average: 88
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): Local Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SavService.exe"

Service details

Name: Sophos Anti-Virus
Service name: SAVService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Performs threat scanning and cleanup functions.”

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 64038

Image hashes

MD5: 1b7cd145b1760ec6fa0d7f07ff44c612
SHA-1: aea047d0e16901728d2c1d2b9e382f2b9e053e23

PE image details

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