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What is avastui.exe?

Part of avast! Antivirus by ALWIL Software

What is it?

avast! Antivirus 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. Avast includes streaming updates from the cloud in addition to daily virus database updates. Throughout the day, AVAST streams updates to users, giving them faster warnings about new malware.
Description of avastui.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 avastui.exe run?

Process - avastui.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does avastui.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - avastui.exe is registered with the run identifier 'avast5' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe" /nogui' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the avastui.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of avastui.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avastui.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00037% CPU3743.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.85 MB RAM22.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
90 GDI objects60.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          21 context switches/sec21.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\alwil software\avast5\avastui.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 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: avastui.exe
Publisher: ALWIL Software (verified)
Name: avast! Antivirus
Description: avast! Antivirus
Version: 5, 0, 418, 0
Product version: 5, 0, 0, 0
Size: 2.63 MB
Original file name: AvastUi.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006097646%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002354537%
User CPU: 0.00037431093399%
Privileged CPU time: 78 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 21
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 108.31 MB
Peak committed memory: 112.31 MB
Paged memory: 4.85 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.99 MB
Paged system memory: 194.98 KB
Non-paged system memory: 21.41 KB
Working set memory: 4.71 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.36 MB
Min working set memory: 2.95 MB
Private memory: 4.85 MB
Page faults: 18,097
Page faults /min: 26
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 123
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 3.31 MB
Read transfer /min: 4.88 KB
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 116 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,025
Other operations /min: 3
Total other transfer: 10.63 KB
Other Transfer /min: 16 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 90
Peak GDI objects: 92
USER objects: 23
Peak USER objects: 23
Handle count average: 255
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe" /nogui

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: avast5
Command: "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe" /nogui

Image hashes

MD5: 318270684c812e88fe63dc4c3021fc2b
SHA-1: c055efd03aec9afc9b16e7ae653e126c0fd220d1
SHA-256: aa165a6ad197583bda280c27eee23bf2564441a3d0d8350e182befa538f0e3af

PE image details

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