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What is ashdisp.exe?

Part of avast! Antivirus by ALWIL Software

What is it?

avast! service GUI component 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 ashdisp.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 ashdisp.exe run?

Process - ashdisp.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. ashdisp.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does ashdisp.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - ashdisp.exe is registered with the run identifier 'avast!' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe"' 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the ashdisp.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of ashdisp.exe users, 24.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ashdisp.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00005% CPU452.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
6.9 MB RAM32.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
310 GDI objects206.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
44 context switches/sec44.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\alwil software\avast4\ashdisp.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 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: ashdisp.exe
Publisher: ALWIL Software (verified)
Name: avast! Antivirus
Description: avast! service GUI component
Version: 4, 8, 1367, 0
Product version: 4, 8, 0, 0
Size: 79.1 KB
Original file name: aswDisp.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: ALWIL Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005228720%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004775953%
User CPU: 0.00004527662189%
Privileged CPU time: 327.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,985,351,609
Context switches /sec: 44
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 90.11 MB
Peak committed memory: 94.32 MB
Paged memory: 6.9 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.11 MB
Paged system memory: 161.07 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.36 KB
Working set memory: 2.23 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.76 MB
Min working set memory: 1.31 MB
Private memory: 6.9 MB
Page faults: 133,700
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 679
Total read transfer: 6.32 MB
Total write operations: 1
Total write transfer: 3 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,357
Total other transfer: 3.82 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 310
Peak GDI objects: 343
USER objects: 150
Peak USER objects: 191
Handle count average: 169
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: avast!
Command: "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 0a7e9fdf3bf1980ca09feeac7f52efbc
SHA-1: 6af848df3be758fcfa50c02b846a324ac82dd25b
SHA-256: 175d6b7533101c0e069fdf88617288246262aaf98e9a16dab304fa0dd0ab22fb

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File packed: No
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