9.0.2018.391 18.75%
9.0.2013.292 6.25%
9.0.2008.177 6.25%
9.0.2007.172 43.75%
9.0.2006.159 25.00%



avast! Antivirus by AVAST Software a.s. (Signed)

Remove afwServ.exe


afwserv.exe has 5 known versions, the most recent one is 9.0.2018.391. It is started as a Windows Service with the name 'avast! Firewall' and described as “Implements main functionality for avast! Firewall”. . In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). This is executed as a shared service (which simply means that this service can share a process with other Win32 services). The average file size is about 124.1 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to AVAST Software a.s. by the certification authority DigiCert Inc. The programs avast! Internet Security, avast! Premier and Java 7 Update 45 have been observed as installing specific variations of afwserv.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0005% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 11.73 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 12.37 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 73.6 KB per minute for reads and 45.15 KB per minute for writes.


File name:afwserv.exe
Publisher:AVAST Software
Product name:avast! Antivirus
Description:avast! firewall service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\avast software\avast\afwserv.exe
Issued to:AVAST Software a.s.
Authority (CA):DigiCert Inc
Effective date:Thursday, July 11, 2013
Expiration date:Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Windows Service
Service name:avast! Firewall
Description:“Implements main functionality for avast! Firewall”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of avast! Antivirus.)
AVAST Software
5% remove
avast! Internet Security provides complete antivirus, anti-spyware, antispam, and firewall protection, complemented by avast! SafeZone™ and new hybrid cloud technologies, for best protection against v...
AVAST Software
4% remove
Puts all the latest security technology at your fingertips. Comes with advanced privacy tools, full remote access, and a software update manager, to keep your most important programs updated. avast! P...
AVAST Software
9% remove
Avast! Free Antivirus is a full-featured antivirus and anti-spyware scanning and removal product that offers a web-reputation browser extension as well as virtualization technology. Accurate threat up...
AVAST Software
7% remove
Avast Pro Antivirus is for individuals or companies that want customizable computer security that will integrate easily with an existing firewall. It has all the features of Avast Free Antivirus, plus...
AVAST Software
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AVAST Software
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AVAST Software
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AVAST Software
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of afwserv.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' as a shared service by the Service Host (svchost.exe)
  • 'avast! Firewall'

VersionsAll file variations of afwserv.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
55ff0ffe359702d2e2b99df5cbb3dd06 0771db3052ba6cecbeb2811ee2fb656587967107 106.49 KB
3b5da02dea6910a709f19180746ff0ce 366fe2a0f101d17ed6948927410c75594d4720d7 111.04 KB
a1053e63a2c435f0a7e148ba10085df8 7152ccbf00d4054ba83101aef2dc7669945af9d5 114.04 KB
6914d318ec50930c078212a8575cef42 95881531433786d4cf282db72a2a02accb239925 114.04 KB
b8e2b86462b3709375bf513b43c37b35 508dcd95154f694617e813c8e586e0b69a4f8330 174.89 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.75%
Windows 8 18.75%
Windows 8 Pro 12.50%
Windows 7 Starter 6.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 56.25% of avast! Antivirus.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 43.48%
Hewlett-Packard 21.74%
Dell 17.39%
Toshiba 8.70%
Acer 4.35%
Samsung 4.35%
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