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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).

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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, 16.7% 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)
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: avast.setup
Publisher: AVAST Software (verified)
Name: avast! Antivirus
Description: avast! antivirus Update
Version: 8.0.1497.376
Size: 6.28 MB
Original file name: setup.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVAST Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 1/30/2011
Expiration date: 1/30/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 7.0362178187%
Privileged CPU: 3.6449951652%
User CPU: 3.39122265346523%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\setup\avast.setup" /checkupdate /verysilent
"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\setup\avast.setup" /checkupdate /verysilent

Image hashes

MD5: 1b30b37adc4f747823c513c51a2214a4

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
dnsapi.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msimg32.dll
ole32.dll
oledlg.dll
powrprof.dll
rpcrt4.dll
secur32.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
urlmon.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
winhttp.dll
winmm.dll
winspool.drv
wtsapi32.dll
Export Table
_basbuildactivationcode@28
_basextractparamsfromactivationcode@20
_basisactivationcodeok@4
_bastrimactivationcodeid@8
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