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What is avfwsvc.exe?

Part of Avira Internet Security by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

What is it?

Avira Firewall Service is part of Avira Internet Security which includes all features of the Free and Premium 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 includes Email scanning, anti-spam module to block unsolicited emails, personal firewall to block hackers and parental controls.
Description of avfwsvc.exe from Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Internet Security includes enhanced web and social network parental controls that let you manage web use without having to look over your child’s shoulder. The popular Safe Browsing feature filters undesirable or malicious content and even allows you to set time limits on your kids’ surfing sessions. The antivirus module in Internet Security is enhanced by the Avira Protection Cloud, which links the virus scanner to the very latest threat information. Antispam and an advanced phishing filter proactively blocks even the craftiest email scams and spam, while a two-way personal firewall ensures optimum data privacy and protection from hackers.
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How does avfwsvc.exe run?

Service - avfwsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'AntiVirFirewallService' (Avira FireWall). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Avira FireWall 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the avfwsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of avfwsvc.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avfwsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00114% CPU11409.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.94 MB RAM18.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         5 GDI objects3.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
59 context switches/sec59.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\avfwsvc.exe

Are there other versions of Avira Internet Security?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 Avira Internet Security.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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: avfwsvc.exe
Publisher: Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG (verified)
Name: Avira Internet Security
Description: Avira Firewall Service
Size: 640.55 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0056316013%
Privileged CPU: 0.0044906772%
User CPU: 0.00114092409147%
Privileged CPU time: 5000 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 59
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 50.31 MB
Peak committed memory: 206.93 MB
Paged memory: 3.94 MB
Peak paged memory: 163.28 MB
Paged system memory: 80.47 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.9 KB
Working set memory: 7.35 MB
Peak working set memory: 166.1 MB
Min working set memory: 7.21 MB
Private memory: 3.94 MB
Page faults: 291,262
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 44,199
Total read transfer: 100.35 MB
Total write operations: 257
Total write transfer: 33.01 KB
Total other operations: 563,530
Total other transfer: 11.08 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 5
USER objects: 3
Handle count average: 188
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avfwsvc.exe"

Service details

Name: Avira FireWall
Service name: AntiVirFirewallService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Ofrece protección permanente frente a ataques de red”

Image hashes

MD5: 558a185bb258746d7c6da59a1de1de54
SHA-1: 850f2674cad1beeafba446b49a03d0ec9cfd00ed

PE image details

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