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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,017
United States Rank #1,516
Reach 0.8121%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.79 days
82.24 days >
Average installed length: 43.21 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.1.2253 3.40%
11.1.2248 0.02%
11.1.2245 8.93%
11.1.2243 0.01%
11.1.2241 2.71%
11.1.2236 0.01%
11.1.2234 0.01%
10.4.2233 10.37%
10.4.2229 0.01%
10.4.2227 0.02%
10.3.2225 8.97%
10.3.2223 2.46%
10.3.2222 0.01%
10.3.2221 0.01%
10.3.2220 0.03%
10.3.2219 0.01%
10.3.2218 0.02%
10.2.2218 21.05%
10.2.2215 7.58%
10.2.2214 4.79%
10.2.2213 0.02%
10.2.2211 0.02%
10.2.2210 0.03%
10.0.2208 27.86%
10.0.2206 1.61%
10.0.2204 0.01%
10.0.2202 0.02%
9.0.2021 0.03%
9.0.2018 0.02%

Avast Internet Security

Overview

Avast Internet Security is a software program developed by AVAST Software. The most common release is 10.0.2208, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named avastui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 66 files and is usually about 582.83 MB (611,140,007 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 32% of users of Avast Internet Security come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\Setup\Instup.exe /control_panel /instoC:uninstall
Estimated size: 582.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avast Internet Security

Program executable:avastui.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\avast software\avast\avastui.exe
MD5:03f7027b0afb0155956b6c6282c9c4ad
Additional files:
  • aavm4h.dll - avast! Antivirus (avast! Asynchronous Virus Monitor (AAVM))
  • AavmRpch.dll - avast! AAVM Remote Procedure Call Library
  • AavmRpch64.dll
  • afwCore.dll - avast! Firewall Core library
  • afwCoreClient.dll - avast! Firewall Core Client library
  • afwCoreServ.dll - avast! Firewall Server library
  • afwGeoIP.dll - avast! GeoIP library
  • afwRpc.dll - avast! firewall Rpc
  • afwServ.exe - avast! firewall service
  • AhAScr.dll - avast! Script Blocking library for Windows Scripting Interface
  • AhResMai.dll - avast! e-Mail Scanner AAVM Provider Library
  • AhResSpm.dll - avast! Spam Shield AAVM Provider Library
  • AhResStd.dll - avast! Standard Shield AAVM Provider Library
  • AhResWS.dll - avast! HTTP Scanner AAVM Provider Library
  • AhResWS2.dll - Web Shield Provider
  • ashbase.dll - Basic Functionality Module
  • ashCmd.exe - avast! Command line
  • ashmaisv.dll - avast! e-Mail Scanner Service
  • ashQuick.exe - avast! Virus scanner
  • ashServ.dll - avast! antivirus service
  • ashShA64.dll - avast! Shell Extension
  • ashShell.dll
  • ashTask.dll - Task Handling Module
  • ashTaskEx.dll - avast! TaskEx library
  • ashUpd.exe - avast! Antivirus updater
  • ashWebSv.dll - avast! Web Scanner
  • ashWsFtr.dll - avast! Web Shield Filter Module
  • asOutExt64.dll - AsOutExt Module
  • asulaunch.exe - Software Updater launch helper
  • aswAra.dll - RemoteAssistance (TightVNC Viewer)
  • aswAraSr.exe - avast! ara service
  • aswAux.dll - avast! Auxiliary Library
  • aswChLic.exe - aswChLic component
  • aswCmnBS.dll - Common functions
  • aswCmnIS.dll - Antivirus independent functions
  • aswCmnOS.dll - Antivirus HW dependent library
  • aswcommchannel.dll - Communication Channels
  • aswData.dll - avast! UI Layer library
  • aswDld.dll - aswDld Dynamic Link Library
  • aswEngLdr.dll - Antivirus engine loader
  • aswJsFlt.dll - avast! Script Blocking filter library
  • aswJsFlt64.dll
  • aswjsscan.dll - avast! GrimeFighter
  • aswLog.dll - avast! Log library
  • aswLSRun.dll - avast! LAN scanner wrapper
  • aswrec.dll - Software Health framework library
  • aswResourceLib.dll - Resources
  • ahResSecDns.dll - Avast Antivirus (SecureDNS)
  • asoutext.dll
  • aswDnsCache.dll - avast! Property Storage library
  • aswProperty.dll
  • aswProperty64.dll
  • aswRemoteCache.dll - RemoteCache
  • aswRunDll.exe - Avast Antivirus Installer
  • aswRvrt.dll - avast! aswRvrt support library
  • aswNg.dll - Avast NG (avast! NG core library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ashShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'avast' with a class of {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24}.
  • ashShA64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'avast' with a class of {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • ashUpd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Update Avast Database' (runs daily at 1:00 AM).
  • ashQuick.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Avast Scan' (runs weekly on Fridays at 8:00 PM).
  • ashCmd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Scan auto avast' (runs daily at 20:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ashQuick.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named avast.
Service
  • afwServ.exe runs as a service named 'Avast Firewall' (avast! Firewall) "Implements main functionality for avast! Firewall".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ashUpd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\ashUpd.exe'.

How do I remove Avast Internet Security?

Quickly and completely remove Avast Internet Security from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Avast Internet Security from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Avast Internet Security, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Avast Internet Security.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.72%
Windows 8 41.37%
Windows Vista 3.72%
Windows XP 3.18%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.95%
Windows 8.1 13.23%
Windows 7 Professional 10.03%
Windows 10 Home 8.86%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.26%
  France 8.77%
  Germany 6.88%
  United Kingdom 4.36%
  Italy 4.15%
  Brazil 4.04%
  Canada 3.33%
  DZ 2.37%
  Egypt 1.88%
  Australia 1.85%
  Russia 1.70%
  MA 1.69%
  Netherlands 1.60%
  Spain 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.30%
Acer 20.43%
Dell 17.25%
ASUS 11.90%
Toshiba 6.65%
Lenovo 6.12%
GIGABYTE 4.69%
Samsung 3.64%
Intel 0.84%
Medion 0.83%
American Megatrends 0.77%
MSI 0.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.34%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.16%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.63%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.19%

About AVAST Software

avast! antivirus software provides PC virus protection.
Publisher URL: www.avast.com

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