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What is AvastSvc.exe?

AvastSvc.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if AvastSvc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

AvastSvc.exe file information

The process known as avast! Service belongs to software avast! Free Antivirus or avast! Internet Security or avast! Antivirus or avast! Pro Antivirus by AVAST Software (www.avast.com) or ALWIL Software (www.avast.com).

Description: AvastSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AvastSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 40,384 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 44,768 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/avastsvc.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. AvastSvc.exe is a Verisign signed file. The AvastSvc.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case of problems with AvastSvc.exe, you could also do the following:

  • visit the www.avast.com website
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > avast! Free Antivirus or avast! Internet Security)

Recommended: Identify AvastSvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AvastSvc.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Trojan.Paccyn!inf (detected by Symantec), and Trojan.Win32.Patched.mf (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the AvastSvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It is a best antivirus i know
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It appears to be constantly downloading
sau viel CPU aber von avast antivirus
  Dave   (further information)
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Pode causar uso indesejável do CPU sem regredir a situação até desinstalar o Avast. É um excelente antivírus até começar os problemas de lentidão no PC ;)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of AvastSvc.exe: based on 8 votes with 5 user comments.
4 users think AvastSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks AvastSvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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