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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). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. avast! Antivirus runs as a service that can share a process with other Win32 services.


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.
0.00192% CPU19185.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
48.96 MB RAM227.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          662 /min29.4%
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.
76 context switches/sec76.0%
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 (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (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 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (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: 8.0.1489.300
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: 0.0061909091%
Privileged CPU: 0.0042723935%
User CPU: 0.00191851562501%
Privileged CPU time: 266710084.45 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 7,915 ms
CPU cycle count: 71,830,242
CPU cycle count /min: 544,240,387
Context switches /sec: 76
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 371.13 MB
Peak committed memory: 538.25 MB
Paged memory: 48.96 MB
Peak paged memory: 148.93 MB
Paged system memory: 458.06 KB
Non-paged system memory: 690.37 KB
Working set memory: 13.41 MB
Peak working set memory: 123.45 MB
Min working set memory: 1.88 MB
Private memory: 48.96 MB
Page faults: 32,750,517
Page faults /min: 17,307
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,009,271
Read operations /min: 542
Total read transfer: 246.54 MB
Read transfer /min: 65.55 MB
Total write operations: 276,033
Write operations /min: 120
Total write transfer: 263.82 MB
Write transfer /min: 648.74 KB
Total other operations: 3,278,746
Other operations /min: 1,356
Total other transfer: 241.55 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.64 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 11
USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 1,756
Thread count average: 74
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe"
"C:\Programmer\Alwil Software\Avast5\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: wikimedia-lb.eqiad.wikimedia.org on port 1266
TCP: web02.imediacom.fr on port 49512
TCP: r-056-044-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 58870
TCP: r-056-043-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 52540
TCP: r-056-041-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 64935
TCP: r-055-043-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 53377
TCP: r-054-044-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 49182
TCP: r-054-042-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 49157
TCP: r-053-044-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 1042
TCP: r-053-042-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 49209
TCP: r-053-042-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 49525
TCP: r-052-044-234-077.ff.avast.com on port 4756

Image hashes

MD5: 28d6701c710ad7ba3cb95e75f8f1a9aa
SHA-1: a2870dd55e905fa47f8b178eacf59837f35533d1
SHA-256: 66ee8bc56e5043b5a84e1ba37d591ead132bd949f03ca8092fdcc3e196ab39d0

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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