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What is avshadow.exe?

Part of Avira Antivirus Premium by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

What is it?

Avira Shadow Copy Service is part of Avira Antivirus Premium which includes all features of the Free edition plus it 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 and includes Email scanning and WebGuard to block access to malicious sites.
Description of avshadow.exe from Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
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How does avshadow.exe run?

Process - avshadow.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. avshadow.exe is executed by the process avguard.exe (Avira Antivirus Premium by Avira Operations GmbH & Co KG).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the avshadow.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of avshadow.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avshadow.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01341% CPU134079.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.44 MB RAM20.6%
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\avshadow.exe

Are there other versions of Avira Antivirus Premium?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

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: avshadow.exe
Publisher: Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG (verified)
Name: Avira Antivirus Premium
Description: Avira Shadow Copy Service
Size: 239.55 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/20/2011
Expiration date: 7/20/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0289811422%
Privileged CPU: 0.0155732000%
User CPU: 0.01340794223709%
Privileged CPU time: 624 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,754,774,591
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 51.16 MB
Peak committed memory: 53.16 MB
Paged memory: 4.44 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.78 MB
Paged system memory: 70.39 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.68 KB
Working set memory: 6.85 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.1 MB
Min working set memory: 3.72 MB
Private memory: 4.44 MB
Page faults: 2,929
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 378
Total read transfer: 632.06 KB
Total write operations: 356
Total write transfer: 6.77 KB
Total other operations: 3,730
Total other transfer: 124.01 KB
Handle count average: 124
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avshadow.exe" avshadowcontrol0_0000075c

Image hashes

MD5: 414175fb6d6d5e82adc5c8a0f0e22c0d
SHA-1: 1ff9969628e50bcd89e8d40a99355345221066d0
SHA-256: 965d04c3bb4ff5da74efd1ec4b85a489376fd51b7ae5eb8be070b91f1219abe0

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File packed: No
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