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What is qtsscand.exe?

Part of AVG Quick ThreatScan

What is it?

AVG Quick ThreatScan Scanning service - AVG Quick ThreatScan is a lightweight downloadable application for Windows. The application scans users’ computers for threats. Mean scan time is approximately 5 minutes. The application is only capable of scanning for threats. It isn’t capable of removing detected threats. The application only does a partial scan of users’ machines, it does not scan the entire user’s system. It focuses on crucial areas where threats are found.
Description of qtsscand.exe from the publisher
AVG Quick ThreatScan scans and detects malicious threats such as viruses, spyware, adware and more.
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How does qtsscand.exe run?

Service - qtsscand.exe runs as a background Windows service (AVG Quick ThreatScan). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the qtsscand.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of qtsscand.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is qtsscand.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00463% CPU46262.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
34.98 MB RAM162.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
8,185 /min363.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
41 context switches/sec41.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avg quick threatscan\qtsscand.exe

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 AVG Quick ThreatScan.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: qtsscand.exe
Name: AVG Quick ThreatScan
Description: AVG Quick ThreatScan Scanning service
Version: devel
Size: 1.5 MB
Original file name: qtsscand.exe

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Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0080001397%
Privileged CPU: 0.0033738565%
User CPU: 0.00462628317550%
Privileged CPU time: 23989.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 79 ms
CPU cycle count: 454,803,461
CPU cycle count /min: 1,420,487,952
Context switches /sec: 41
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 98.21 MB
Peak committed memory: 204.05 MB
Paged memory: 34.98 MB
Peak paged memory: 108.5 MB
Paged system memory: 46.04 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.82 KB
Working set memory: 434 KB
Peak working set memory: 63.24 MB
Min working set memory: 276 KB
Private memory: 34.98 MB
Page faults: 547,304
Page faults /min: 4,385
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,956,317
Read operations /min: 8,025
Read transfer /min: 2.39 MB
Total write operations: 27,678
Write operations /min: 160
Total write transfer: 269.27 MB
Write transfer /min: 756.96 KB
Total other operations: 334,832
Other operations /min: 2,625
Total other transfer: 10.4 MB
Other Transfer /min: 93.08 KB
Handle count average: 202
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\AVG Quick ThreatScan\qtsscand.exe"

Service details

Name: AVG Quick ThreatScan

Image hashes

MD5: 77122e5c5c19220ba53b4a5e06e72c85
SHA-1: c10759fdff3e1b0152178ee6b71cc80f8278f1f6

PE image details

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