8.0.1497.376 11.74%
8.0.1489.300 19.83%
8.0.1488.286 0.17%
8.0.1483.72 7.44%
8.0.1482.45 4.46%
7.0.1474.765 44.79%
7.0.1473.755 1.16%
7.0.1466.549 5.12%
7.0.1456.418 0.83%
7.0.1455.186 0.17%
7.0.1451.402 0.17%
7.0.1426.0 2.15%
7.0.1407.0 0.50%
6.0.1367.0 0.83%
6.0.1125.0 0.17%
6, 0, 999, 0 0.50%



avast! Antivirus by AVAST Software (Signed)

Remove AvastSvc.exe
Warning 4 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of AvastSvc.exe.


avastsvc.exe has 16 known versions, the most recent one is 8.0.1497.376. It is started as a Windows Service with the name 'avast! Antivirus' and described as “Manages and implements avast! antivirus services for this computer. This includes the resident protection, the virus chest and the scheduler.”. . 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 43.85 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to AVAST Software by the certification authority VeriSign. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program avast! Free Antivirus from AVAST Software. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0082% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 48.73 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 62.97 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 21.87 MB per minute for reads and 493.73 KB per minute for writes.

What is avastsvc.exe?

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.

About 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 anti


File name:avastsvc.exe
Publisher:AVAST Software
Product name:avast! Antivirus
Description:avast! Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\avast software\avast\avastsvc.exe
Issued to:AVAST Software
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Friday, January 31, 2014
Windows Service
Service name:avast! Antivirus
Description:“Manages and implements avast! antivirus services for this computer. This includes the resident protection, the virus chest and the scheduler.”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of avast! Antivirus.)
AVAST Software
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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...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of avastsvc.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' as a shared service by the Service Host (svchost.exe)
  • 'avast! Antivirus'

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 4 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Antiy Labs AVL Trojan/Win32.Agent 7.0.1474.765
Clam AntiVirus Win.Trojan.Katusha-143 6, 0, 999, 0
Clam AntiVirus Win.Trojan.Katusha-143 6.0.1125.0
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 HV_AGENT_CB24353B.TOMC 7.0.1474.765

VersionsAll file variations of avastsvc.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
9330941c8f6df417f6dbbe998db6687e 9074e684163c7962035410a6f2ef10b88beb48b6 45.71 KB
28d6701c710ad7ba3cb95e75f8f1a9aa a2870dd55e905fa47f8b178eacf59837f35533d1 45.71 KB
6f702a7ea2d5f2b55cc90c333fbe9978 2a4dd3750bdab1a79b8306e50d0965ecf9700938 45.71 KB
41735b82db57e4ebe9504ec400fd120e 6b26fac9dc4c1427becafaf07176ff40438becbf 44.19 KB
aef6e1de647339c4990586d1de427bbb bd055c3ebc6675edd531e54ee56189c521590946 44.19 KB
8fa553e9ae69808d99c164733a0f9590 644b9364b4519767dcfdbaebf9ddbda3b3796990 43.76 KB
fb05ff189fc5f57de636315b1f5e56db 804ab4c866ece2c0677e842a49a0f65066713900 43.76 KB
04ac21e821f259845bd7367cee057290 0e07e6f1e131d16a5463c0fc9db1b0d2178f3500 43.76 KB
2f7c0f3e39c45e0127fb78b2f18a41f3 299a39a43b01a5efe64d2f81adadfc8bd370f82b 43.76 KB
01e80e1de60650bc61e9a0a513b0ddd8 fa7b810faa98915dea5c96957939f9176a6b6bfd 43.76 KB
b31f785751157aa8e2a33ea1cb4dc5be ebcbca0d2e31dcdb3e90438e69e4c5c5f3fa0246 43.76 KB
4041d31508a2a084dfb42c595854090f 915c3204d984f02c38a6e48c0607c146f3a6963b 43.72 KB
a45aa986d9490a4e5b87563d9cd7b175 69b1e7c5c881325bc6a8eecee01a6c082054c8fc 43.72 KB
996e6d052438e8d8dfd501f31560b2e0 53072fe0ab8f0efb2f03380788498a2b54d2477e 43.72 KB
7de3ee7dbee14c1f8375cb82466c9321 9865f6b64cd0c70e246e633a20081d2821c47f63 41.2 KB
2695e3e9497bf72abb44b5010ec5da16 9902412575ed0a497f665b10f0f4a5bc17c1a761 41.2 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.50%
Windows 7 Professional 13.25%
Windows 8 4.50%
Windows 8 Pro 3.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 3.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.50%
Windows 7 Starter 1.50%
Windows Vista Business 0.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 0.75%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro N 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 33.33% of avast! Antivirus.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 20.48%
Hewlett-Packard 15.48%
Acer 13.57%
ASUS 12.38%
Toshiba 9.52%
Intel 7.62%
Lenovo 5.71%
Samsung 2.86%
American Megatrends 2.38%
Sony 1.90%
Compaq 1.90%
MSI 0.95%
Medion 0.95%
Gateway 0.95%
Packard Bell 0.48%
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