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What is avshadow.exe?

Part of Avira Free Antivirus by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

What is it?

Avira Shadow Copy Service. This edition of Avira Antivirus is free of charge and 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 PC for malware in order to remove them. It updates its virus definitions automatically everyday by default using the Internet.
Description of avshadow.exe from Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
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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 Free Antivirus by Avira Operations GmbH & Co KG).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the avshadow.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of avshadow.exe users, 13.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avshadow.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00063% CPU6311.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.95 MB RAM9.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\avshadow.exe

Are there other versions of Avira Free 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 Avira Free Antivirus.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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 Free Antivirus
Description: Avira Shadow Copy Service
Size: 242.22 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 7/20/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0019072027%
Privileged CPU: 0.0012760421%
User CPU: 0.00063116060267%
Privileged CPU time: 93.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 446,502,822
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 25.49 MB
Peak committed memory: 30.7 MB
Paged memory: 1.95 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.04 MB
Paged system memory: 44.43 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.23 KB
Working set memory: 4.4 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.52 MB
Min working set memory: 4.36 MB
Private memory: 1.95 MB
Page faults: 47,330
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 9,049
Total read transfer: 759.09 KB
Total write operations: 8,948
Total write transfer: 4.39 MB
Total other operations: 4,510
Total other transfer: 458 Bytes
Handle count average: 61
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avshadow.exe" avshadowcontrol0_00000844

Image hashes

MD5: 19875804d1cd9cc2c339a44ac4d72ed1
SHA-1: 7ab1c98db811236ffd9bcc73135f9ff4a8bbaf66

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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