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What is avastemupdate.exe?

Part of avast! Antivirus by AVAST Software

What is it?

avast! Emergency Update for avast! Antivirus is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
Description of avastemupdate.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 avastemupdate.exe run?

Process - avastemupdate.exe is an instance of a running program.

How does avastemupdate.exe start?

Scheduled task - avastemupdate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\avast! Emergency Update'. 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.
Scheduled tasks startup - avastemupdate.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\avast! Emergency Update'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the avastemupdate.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of avastemupdate.exe users, 33.3% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avast software\avast\avastemupdate.exe

Are there other versions of 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 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)
Windows 7 Professional (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: avastemupdate.exe
Publisher: AVAST Software (verified)
Name: avast! Antivirus
Description: avast! Emergency Update
Version: 8.0.1497.376
Size: 245.88 KB
Original file name: AvastEmUpdate.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVAST Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Scheduled task details

Name: avast! Emergency Update
Command: \avast! Emergency Update

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: D:\WINDOWS\Tasks\avast! Emergency Update.job

Image hashes

MD5: 82c362a81ee4e441cd85260c8e9e708a
SHA-1: 3b05d2609e42b2b9aed4f8f68805541ceaaa256d
SHA-256: ce7a833232c8b783578eb1247d0dc649a1e647c70156a5419752705739030fb3

PE image details

File packed: No
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