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What is avastsvc.exe?

Part of avast! Antivirus by AVAST Software

What is it?

avast! Service for Avast Antivirus is a full-featured antivirus and anti-spyware scanning and removal product. Avast offers a web-reputation browser extension as well as virtualization technology. Accurate threat updates via avast updates are delivered automatically using PUSH update technology in Avast! Antivirus.
Description of avastsvc.exe from AVAST Software
Free antivirus with anti-spyware protection for Windows. AVAST Software leads the security software industry – protecting 160 million PCs, Macs and Mobiles around the globe – by distributing FREE antivirus software that makes no compromises in terms of protection. Dependable and fast, with a small resource footprint, it often outperforms competitors’ paid-for antivirus suites.
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How does avastsvc.exe run?

Service - avastsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'avast! Antivirus' (avast! Antivirus).

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the avastsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of avastsvc.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avastsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00451% CPU45108.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
49.2 MB RAM228.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          357 /min15.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         11 GDI objects7.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
87 context switches/sec87.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avast software\avast\avastsvc.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?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About AVAST Software

avast! antivirus software provides complete virus protection for your computer. Antivirus engine is complemented by anti-spyware, firewall and antispam modules More...
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File details

File name: avastsvc.exe
Publisher: AVAST Software (verified)
Name: avast! Antivirus
Description: avast! Service
Version: 8.0.1497.376
Size: 45.71 KB
Original file name: AvastSvc.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVAST Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 1/31/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0081850237%
Privileged CPU: 0.0036741543%
User CPU: 0.00451086937962%
Privileged CPU time: 122028340.35 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 97 ms
CPU cycle count: 129,450,274
CPU cycle count /min: 914,284,130
Context switches /sec: 87
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 390.92 MB
Peak committed memory: 539.76 MB
Paged memory: 49.2 MB
Peak paged memory: 121.11 MB
Paged system memory: 428.3 KB
Non-paged system memory: 625.91 KB
Working set memory: 12.76 MB
Peak working set memory: 98.38 MB
Min working set memory: 791.81 KB
Private memory: 49.2 MB
Page faults: 14,114,987
Page faults /min: 10,149
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 286,241
Read operations /min: 252
Read transfer /min: 6.58 MB
Total write operations: 70,956
Write operations /min: 105
Total write transfer: 467.11 MB
Write transfer /min: 616.97 KB
Total other operations: 2,295,234
Other operations /min: 1,837
Total other transfer: 199.16 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.88 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 11
USER objects: 12
Resources
Handle count average: 1,731
Thread count average: 74
Thread resource averages
msvcr90.dll
advapi32.dll
msvcr90.dll
sechost.dll
ntdll.dll
wow64.dll
wow64.dll
ntdll.dll
ntdll.dll
advapi32.dll
wow64.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe"

Service details

Name: avast! Antivirus
Service type: Win32ShareProcess
Description: “Manages and implements avast! antivirus services for this computer. This includes the resident protection, the virus chest and the scheduler.”

Network connectivity

TCP: r2.ycpi.vip.dee.yahoo.net on port 1976
TCP: r-063-040-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 56653
TCP: r-056-043-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 50792
TCP: r-055-044-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 1033
TCP: r-055-043-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 3474
TCP: r-055-041-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 2155
TCP: r-054-041-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 49962
TCP: r-053-044-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 59170
TCP: r-053-041-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 49165
TCP: r-052-042-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 17116
TCP: r-051-042-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 55249
TCP: r-051-042-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 2588

Image hashes

MD5: 9330941c8f6df417f6dbbe998db6687e
SHA-1: 9074e684163c7962035410a6f2ef10b88beb48b6
SHA-256: 28bc051d7c74721baf85be2aab97eae44152779106c5bda1fda07b9c049e2fdc

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
ashbase.dll
aswcmnbs.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcp90.dll
msvcr90.dll
shlwapi.dll
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