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What is avastsvc.exe?

Part of avast! Antivirus by ALWIL Software

What is it?

avast! Service is part of Avast Antivirus, a kernel based certified antivirus engine with protection against well-known network worms and real-time protection against viruses and other malware threats. Scans files as they run on your computer to keep viruses from being able to execute. It includes streaming updates from the cloud in addition to daily virus database updates. Throughout the day, it streams updates to users.
Description of avastsvc.exe from ALWIL Software
Avast Antivirus is for individuals or companies that want customizable computer security that will integrate easily with an existing firewall. It has all the features of Avast Free Antivirus, plus a command-line scanner, full-scale virtualization, and the new Avast SafeZone (a clean, isolated desktop, so that other applications--even keyloggers--cannot see what's happening), designed specifically for secure online shopping or banking.
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How does avastsvc.exe run?

Service - avastsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'avast! Antivirus' (avast! Antivirus). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. avast! Antivirus runs as a service that can share a process with other Win32 services.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.0% of all Boost users have the avastsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.0% of avastsvc.exe users, 33.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avastsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00199% CPU19909.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
23.89 MB RAM110.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     49 /min2.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\alwil software\avast5\avastsvc.exe

Are there other versions of avast! Antivirus ?

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 avast! Antivirus .

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: avastsvc.exe
Publisher: ALWIL Software (verified)
Name: avast! Antivirus
Description: avast! Service
Version: 5, 0, 462, 0
Product version: 5, 0, 0, 0
Size: 39.44 KB
Original file name: AvastSvc.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: ALWIL Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/6/2551

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0045826241%
Privileged CPU: 0.0025916713%
User CPU: 0.00199095277747%
Privileged CPU time: 25755.77 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 27 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,435,937,030
CPU cycle count /min: 203,888,305
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 336.82 MB
Peak committed memory: 559.8 MB
Paged memory: 23.89 MB
Peak paged memory: 93.31 MB
Paged system memory: 494.98 KB
Non-paged system memory: 509.38 KB
Working set memory: 50.28 MB
Peak working set memory: 137.27 MB
Min working set memory: 27.19 MB
Private memory: 23.89 MB
Page faults: 1,391,797
Page faults /min: 1,447
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 43,655
Read operations /min: 45
Read transfer /min: 3.22 MB
Total write operations: 3,758
Write operations /min: 4
Total write transfer: 34.86 MB
Write transfer /min: 37.11 KB
Total other operations: 114,515
Other operations /min: 119
Total other transfer: 52.49 MB
Other Transfer /min: 55.88 KB
Handle count average: 1,155
Thread count average: 47
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\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe"

Service details

Name: avast! Antivirus
Service type: Win32ShareProcess
Description: “Manages and implements avast! antivirus services for this computer. This includes the resident protection, the virus chest and the scheduler.”

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 12995

Image hashes

MD5: 0bdd72ba9009ef4914cdea08107a8262
SHA-1: ae165a08acf5700d916c6a0355697fadf7fe0de9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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