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What is avcenter.exe?

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

What is it?

Avira Control Center. 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 avcenter.exe from Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Our entry-level antivirus eliminates many forms of malware, including worms, rootkits and costly dialers. System Scanner prevents infection from viruses, worms and Trojans. AHeAD Technology halts unknown code that looks suspicious.
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How does avcenter.exe run?

Process - avcenter.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. avcenter.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does avcenter.exe start?

Scheduled task - avcenter.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{03B2DC9B-A7F1-459B-82CE-B7B1606178C6}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the avcenter.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of avcenter.exe users, 13.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avcenter.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.12693% CPU1269315.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
11.24 MB RAM52.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
115 GDI objects76.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
58 context switches/sec58.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\avcenter.exe

Are there other versions of Avira Free Antivirus?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (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: avcenter.exe
Publisher: Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG (verified)
Name: Avira Free Antivirus
Description: Avira Control Center
Size: 298.95 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 7/19/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.8000181952%
Privileged CPU: 0.6730866330%
User CPU: 0.12693156227114%
Privileged CPU time: 2031.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,471,581,046
Context switches /sec: 58
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 115.89 MB
Peak committed memory: 134.33 MB
Paged memory: 11.24 MB
Peak paged memory: 23.03 MB
Paged system memory: 191.24 KB
Non-paged system memory: 22.87 KB
Working set memory: 11.84 MB
Peak working set memory: 33.21 MB
Min working set memory: 11.84 MB
Private memory: 11.24 MB
Page faults: 46,175
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,533
Total read transfer: 61.91 MB
Total write operations: 308
Total write transfer: 7.25 KB
Total other operations: 182,751
Total other transfer: 1.91 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 115
Peak GDI objects: 121
USER objects: 115
Peak USER objects: 117
Handle count average: 120
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Scheduled task details

Name: \{03B2DC9B-A7F1-459B-82CE-B7B1606178C6}

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: b4e68c561cb946daf5fc82b5e37b9506
SHA-1: bc5e94c8202d75c9ec548b143aabbaf0c2952b25
SHA-256: 5da42cbd86a7d2db7cfbc07bdbd4e573a51f73d1d0a0b0d297c66f616c638a79

PE image details

File packed: No
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