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Avira Update Manager

What is Avira Update Manager?  (from Avira GmbH)

Automatic download utility for keeping Avira products up-to-date. Avira Update Manager lets you download updates for many of your Avira products conveniently and automatically from the Internet. The Avira Update Manager Server runs on one or more servers on your intranet and controls the downloading of product updates ...  Read more


Avira Update Manager is a software program developed by Avira GmbH. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. The setup package generally installs about 116 files and is usually about 27.91 MB (29,269,262 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 8. While about 50% of users of Avira Update Manager come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avira.com/en/download/product/avira-update-manager
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avira\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1A1A81B3-2D24-459D-B524-5AE2774D57DA}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 27.91 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Avira Update Manager

  • Avira.OE.Communicator.Interface.dll - Avira.OE.Communicator.Interface
  • Avira.OE.AvConnector.Interface.dll - Avira.OE.AvConnector.Interface
  • iumsnapin-pl.dll - Avira Update Manager Frontend
  • SSLCertRequester.exe - SSL Certificate Request Tool (Certificate Request/Import Tool)
  • Avira.OE.WinCore.Interface.dll - Avira.OE.WinCore.Interface
  • CfgPlgBase.dll - Avira Management Console (Avira Management Console configuration Plugin)
  • commonw.dll - Avira Management Console common tools
  • ium.exe - Avira Update Manager
  • stdsoap2.dll - Avira Management Console gSoap communication library
  • Avira.OE.AvConnector.dll - Avira.OE.Communicator (Avira.OE.AvConnector)
  • Avira.OE.Communicator.dll
  • AdministrativeRightsProvider.exe - Avira Product Family (Administrative rights provider)
  • apcfile.dll - APC SDK
  • avacl.dll - Avira ACL Resources
  • avadmin.exe - Avira tool for administrative privileges
  • avarkt.dll - Avira Anti-RootKit Support
  • avbb.dll - Avira Proactive Protection
  • avcenter.exe - Antivirus Control Center (Desktop)
  • avconfig.dll - Configuration Panel Plugin (Desktop)
  • avconfig.exe - Configuration Panel
  • avconfigrc.dll - Configuration Panel Resources (Desktop)
  • avesvc.dll - Antivirus Engine Service Dynamic Link Library
  • avesvcr.dll - avesvc.dll
  • avevtlog.dll - Event Logger
  • avevtrc.dll - Avira Event Logger Resources
  • avgio.dll - On-access scan support
  • avgnt.exe - Antivirus System Tray Tool (Desktop)
  • avguard.exe - Antivirus Host Framework Service
  • avinet.dll
  • avipc.dll - AVIRA IPC Library
  • avipc64.dll
  • Avira.OE.ServiceHost.exe - Avira.OE.ServiceHost
  • Avira.OE.ServiceHost.resources.dll
  • avlode.dll - Avira Local Decider
  • avmailc.exe - Antivirus MailScanner LSP Service
  • avmailc7.exe - Antivirus MailScanner WFP Service
  • avmcdlg.exe - avmcdlg
  • avmres.dll - AVMRES
  • avnetnt.dll - MMC Framework - ActiveX Control
  • avnetnt.ocx
  • avnetnt-pl.dll - Server MMC Snap-In
  • avnetnt-pl_config.dll - MMC Snap-In Config
  • avnetnt-pl_configrc.dll - Avira AntiVir Server MMC Snap-In Config Resources
  • avnetnt-pl_status.dll - Avira AntiVir Server MMC Snap-In Status
  • avnetnt-pl_statusrc.dll - Avira AntiVir Server MMC Snap-In Status Resources
  • avnetnt-plrc.dll - Avira AntiVir Server MMC Snap-In Resources
  • avnotify.dll
  • avnotify.exe - Notification Tool
  • avpref.dll - Prefix DLL
  • avrestart.exe - Reboot assistant
  • avscan.exe - Avira OnDemand File Scanner
  • avshadow.exe - AntiVir shadow copy service
  • avupgsvc.exe - Upgrade Service
  • avwebg7.exe - AntiVir WebGuard WFP Service
  • avwebgrd.exe - AntiVir WebGuard Service
  • avwsc.exe - WSC Helper Tool
  • ccuac.exe - User account control for the user interface
  • checkt.exe - Signature check tool
  • fact.exe - Product activation tool
  • guardgui.exe - Displays virus information for all modules (webguard. mailguard, ...) except scanner
  • inssda64.exe - 64 Bit LSP installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • avcenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F4159978-1B30-4425-B545-6129A8FD03A7}' (runs on registration).
5 Services
  • avmailc.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Email-Schutz' (AntiVirMailService) "Bietet Email-Programmen permanenten Schutz vor Viren und Malware mit der Avira Suchengine.".
  • avguard.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Realtime Protection' (AntiVirService) "offre protezione permanente contro virus e malware con il motore di ricerca Avira.".
  • avmailc7.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Email-Schutz' (AntiVirMailService) "Bietet Email-Programmen permanenten Schutz vor Viren und Malware mit der Avira Suchengine.".
  • Avira.OE.ServiceHost.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Service Host' (Avira.OE.ServiceHost) "Service Host for Avira".
  • ium.exe runs as a service named 'Avira Update Manager' (Avira Security Management Center Internet Update Manager) "The Avira Update Manager keeps Avira products in your network up-to-date".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • avgnt.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'avgnt' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min.
  • avguard.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'avguard.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • avgnt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'avgnt' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min.
  • Avira.OE.Systray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Avira Systray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Avira\My Avira\Avira.OE.Systray.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • avcenter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avcenter.exe'.
  • avguard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:13.75 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0023696468%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00207662%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029303%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:517,652
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:105.75 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.21 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:174.61 MB
Total CPU:0.0074160473%
Kernel CPU:0.00314468%
User CPU:0.00427136%
CPU cycles/sec:3,216,515
I/O reads/min:9.83 MB
I/O writes/min:574.79 KB

How do I remove Avira Update Manager?

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Or, you can uninstall Avira Update Manager 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 Update Manager, 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 Update Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 13%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows 8 25.00%
Windows XP 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8 Pro 12.50%
Windows Server 2012 R2 St... 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 50.00%
  United States 40.00%
  Austria 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 33.33%
Samsung 16.67%
Medion 16.67%
Intel 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 12.50%
Samsung R540/R580/R780/SA... 12.50%
Packard Bell IMEDIA X6605... 12.50%
Micro-Star MS-7380 12.50%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 12.50%
MEDIONPC MS-7222 12.50%

About Avira GmbH

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


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