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Avira Security Management Center Agent

What is Avira Security Management Center Agent?  (from Avira GmbH)

Avira Security Management Center (Avira SMC) is used for remote installation and management of Avira products via the network. The main application, SMC Server, comprises three services with different tasks that communicate with each other through an SSL encrypted TCP/IP connection. The installation of Avira products o...  Read more


Avira Security Management Center Agent is a software program developed by Avira GmbH. 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. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named agent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 17.22 MB (18,055,003 bytes). The installed file avupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 24% of users of Avira Security Management Center Agent come from Germany, it is also popular in Iran and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avira.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avira\Avira Security Management Center Agent
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F3493E2F-B147-4EDD-9AE2-5DEDB8776232}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0007 -removeonly
Estimated size: 17.22 MB
Language: German

Program filesFiles installed by Avira Security Management Center Agent

Program executable:agent.exe
Name:Avira Management Console
Avira Management Console Agent
Path:C:\Program Files\Avira\Avira Security Management Center Agent\agent.exe
Additional files:
  • AVPackW.dll - AntiVir archive decompression library
  • avpack.dll - AVPack Dynamic Link Library (DLL)
  • commonW.dll - Avira Security Management Center (Avira Security Management Center common tools)
  • starta.exe - Avira Security Management Center Agent Start Utility
  • stdsoap2.dll - Avira Security Management Center gSoap communication library
  • stopa.exe - Avira Security Management Center Agent Stop Utility
  • avplugin.dll - AntiVir Workstation (AntiVir® Security Management Center product plugin)
  • avsplugin.dll
  • avmres.dll - AntiVir Desktop (AVMRES)
  • avupdate.exe - Updater
  • scewxmlw.dll - scewxml Dynamic Link Library (Simple C Expat Wrapper (

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • agent.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Security Management Center Agent' (AntiVir Security Management Center Agent) "The Agent transmits the commands and configurations from the Server to all managed programs".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • agent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Avira\Avira Security Management Center Agent\agent.exe'.

How do I remove Avira Security Management Center Agent?

Quickly and completely remove Avira Security Management Center Agent from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Avira Security Management Center Agent 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 Avira Security Management Center Agent, 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 Avira Security Management Center Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.42%
Windows XP 22.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 45.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.35%
Windows 7 Enterprise 12.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.53% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 23.53%
  Iran 23.53%
  United States 11.76%
  Switzerland 8.82%
  Austria 5.88%
  Taiwan 5.88%
  Canada 2.94%
  France 2.94%
  India 2.94%
  Italy 2.94%
  Netherlands 2.94%
  Russia 2.94%
  Thailand 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Dell 13.64%
Acer 13.64%
Sony 13.64%
Intel 9.09%
Lenovo 9.09%
Toshiba 4.55%
Common models
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 7.69%
Sony VPCF137FX 7.69%
Sony VGN-N325E 3.85%
Parallels Software Intern... 3.85%
lynxpc ttwdkw04 3.85%

About Avira GmbH

Avira Operations GmbH is a German antivirus software company.
Publisher URL: www.avira.com


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