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What is avshadow.exe?

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

What is it?

Avira Shadow Copy 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 avshadow.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 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 Internet Security by Avira Operations GmbH & Co KG).

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the avshadow.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of avshadow.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avshadow.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00007% CPU687.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     748 KB RAM3.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         8 GDI objects5.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\avshadow.exe

Are there other versions of Avira Internet Security?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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: avshadow.exe
Publisher: Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG (verified)
Name: Avira Internet Security
Description: Avira Shadow Copy Service
Version: 13.6.20.2072
Size: 75.05 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0003528676%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002841271%
User CPU: 0.00006874043183%
Privileged CPU time: 62.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 24.12 MB
Peak committed memory: 24.12 MB
Paged memory: 748 KB
Peak paged memory: 796 KB
Paged system memory: 44.5 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.16 KB
Working set memory: 2.73 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.73 MB
Min working set memory: 2.73 MB
Private memory: 748 KB
Page faults: 729
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 23
Total read transfer: 254.88 KB
Total write operations: 2
Total write transfer: 144 Bytes
Total other operations: 946
Total other transfer: 119.53 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 8
USER objects: 2
Resources
Handle count average: 37
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avshadow.exe" avshadowcontrol0_000002fc

Image hashes

MD5: aca45df0ad91eff934db57ca46f279c4
SHA-1: 5da1786c27082ed7e5f65e490f2ae9788b57afc0

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcp100.dll
msvcr100.dll
ole32.dll
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