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What is avast.setup?

Part of avast! Antivirus by AVAST Software

What is it?

avast! antivirus Update is a 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 avast.setup 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 avast.setup run?

Process - avast.setup 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. avast.setup is executed by the process avastsvc.exe (avast! Antivirus by AVAST Software).


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

Are there other versions of avast! Antivirus?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)

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: avast.setup
Publisher: AVAST Software
Name: avast! Antivirus
Description: avast! antivirus Update
Version: 7.0.1456.418
Size: 6.21 MB
Original file name: setup.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0137141925%
Privileged CPU: 0.0090653137%
User CPU: 0.00464887880735%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\setup\avast.setup" /checkupdate /verysilent

Image hashes

MD5: d5ada72c30295a6655793324212278cb
SHA-256: 2f0bdc53750b96a18303eb4f14f9ad2dc18dc413d325f0e7bccc9d86203adade

PE image details

File packed: No
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