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What is ashtask.dll?

Part of avast! Antivirus by AVAST Software

What is it?

Task Handling Module - 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 ashtask.dll 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 is ashtask.dll loaded?

Process Module - ashtask.dll is loaded as a DLL (dynamic link library) module within the process avastsvc.exe (avast! Antivirus by AVAST Software) via run-time dynamic linking.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the ashtask.dll file.Of the 0.3% of ashtask.dll users, 13.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avast software\avast\ashtask.dll

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 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: ashtask.dll
Publisher: AVAST Software (verified)
Name: avast! Antivirus
Description: Task Handling Module
Version: 8.0.1497.376
Size: 152.84 KB
Original file name: aswTask.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVAST Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Image hashes

MD5: f07b8bc018ea37e382a73d9bb6a7d396
SHA-1: 321de7817e415fab7e53dd4a834b12aa8c706d94
SHA-256: 8e31d6e18ede22f537be2755eacdef6f54e8cc62b81a8e52ad636db007fbc8da

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
ashbase.dll
aswcmnbs.dll
aswcmnis.dll
aswcmnos.dll
aswengldr.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcp90.dll
msvcr90.dll
rpcrt4.dll
user32.dll
Export Table
_arconstructlistfromstring@8
_arconstructstringfromlist@4
_ardeconstructlistfromstring@4
_freearlist@4
_tskaddarea@8
_tskaddareaex@16
_tskaddnetalert@8
_tskadjustreportname@8
_tskallocresulta@28
_tskallocresulto@28
_tskallocresultw@28
_tskardeletefile@12
_tskcheckdeletefile@12
_tskcheckresult@4
_tskcheckvpstime@4
_tskclearresult@16
_tskconstructvirusinfostringw@4
_tskcopyresult@8
_tskcopyresultchangename@12
_tskcreatereport@8
_tskcreatereportfilename@12
_tskdeftask@8
_tskdestructfalsepositivesubmit@4
_tskdestructvirusinfostring@4
_tskdoantirootkitscan@20
_tskexecdata@16
_tskfiledelete@16
_tskfilemove@16
_tskfilerepair@20
_tskfilescan@12
_tskfiletrezor@16
_tskfreeactioncontext@4
_tskfreeantirootkit@8
_tskfreeareas@4
_tskfreedata@4
_tskfreelibrary@0
_tskfreenetalert@4
_tskfreeresult@8
_tskfreeresultfilename@16
_tskfriendlytaskname@12
_tskgetcrashcallback@0
_tskgetfileurlandhash@36
_tskgetheurcallback@0
_tskgetreportfilename@12
_tskgetresultfilename@20
_tskgetvirusurl@12
_tskgetvpsinfo@20
_tskgetvpslabel@16
_tskinitactioncontext@8
_tskinitactioncontextimpers@4
_tskinitlibrary@8
_tskinitresulta@36
_tskinitresulto@36
_tskinitresultw@36
_tsklaunchcleaner@8
_tsklaunchrepair@8
_tsklaunchsyncer@20
_tsklaunchsyncerwithremediationserver@24
_tskloadantirootkit@4
_tsklogevent@20
_tsklogresult@12
_tsklogstats@52
_tsklogsuspiciousaction@32
_tskpackerbits@8
_tskpreparefalsepositivesubmit@8
_tskprocessareas@20
_tskprocessdata@8
_tskprocessshieldnetalertandreport@12
_tskprocessshieldnetalertandreport@16
_tskprop2va@12
_tskreleasereport@4
_tskrepairdiskettebootsector@16
_tsksavefileurlandhash@28
_tsksetactioncontextimpers@8
_tsksetactions@12
_tsksetscanareas@12
_tskupdatereport@12
_tskupdatestatistics@4
_tskva2prop@12
_tskvirusaction@4
_updateprogram@16
_updatevps@16
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