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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 #2,882
United States Rank #3,971
Reach 0.2396%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.94 days
263.68 days >
Average installed length: 138.55 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.0.2021 17.74%
9.0.2020 0.03%
9.0.2018 13.78%
9.0.2017 0.09%
9.0.2016 4.26%
9.0.2013 9.23%
9.0.2012 0.09%
9.0.2011 4.97%
9.0.2010 0.03%
9.0.2008 6.52%
9.0.2007 1.70%
9.0.2006 3.10%
9.0.2005 0.24%
9.0.2003 0.03%
9.0.2000 0.06%
8.0.1506.0 1.22%
8.0.1504.0 0.27%
8.0.1501.0 0.24%
8.0.1500.0 0.24%
8.0.1497.0 6.22%
8.0.1492.0 0.03%
8.0.1489.0 10.87%
8.0.1488.0 0.92%
8.0.1484.0 0.03%
8.0.1483.0 4.97%
8.0.1482.0 2.86%
8.0.1480.0 0.03%
8.0.1479.0 0.03%
7.0.1506.0 0.03%
7.0.1474.0 4.76%
7.0.1473.0 0.45%
7.0.1468.0 0.03%
7.0.1466.0 1.04%
7.0.1456.0 0.24%
7.0.1426.0 0.45%
7.0.1407.0 0.36%
6.0.1367.0 0.30%
6.0.1289.0 0.09%
6.0.1203.0 0.33%
6.0.1125.0 0.42%
6.0.1119.0 0.03%
6.0.1091.0 0.15%
6.0.1000.0 1.55%

avast! Pro Antivirus

What is avast! Pro Antivirus?  (from AVAST Software)

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 a command-line scanner, full-scale virtualization, and the new Avast SafeZone (a clean, isolated desktop, so that other...  Read more

Overview

avast! Pro Antivirus is a program developed by AVAST Software. The most used version is 9.0.2021, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is avastui.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 11.28 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 81 files and is usually about 436.01 MB (457,191,076 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 32% of users of avast! Pro Antivirus come from the United States, it is also popular in MA and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avast.com/pro-antivirus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files1\AVASTS~1\Avast
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswRunDll.exe "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\Setup\setiface.dll" RunSetup
Estimated size: 436.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by avast! Pro Antivirus

Program executable:avastui.exe
Name:avast! Antivirus
Path:C:\Program Files\avast software\avast\avastui.exe
MD5:083649ef692a066880c9326020915afe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
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...
Additional files:
  • asOutExt64.dll - avast! Antivirus (AsOutExt Module)
  • Aavm4h.dll - avast! Asynchronous Virus Monitor (AAVM)
  • ashBase.dll - Basic Functionality Module
  • AavmRpch.dll - avast! AAVM Remote Procedure Call Library
  • AhResStd.dll - avast! Standard Shield AAVM Provider Library
  • ashCmd.exe - avast! Command line
  • ashMaiSv.dll - avast! e-Mail Scanner Service
  • ashQuick.exe - avast! Virus scanner
  • ashServ.dll - avast! antivirus service
  • ashShell.dll - avast! Shell Extension
  • ashTask.dll - Task Handling Module
  • ashTaskEx.dll - avast! TaskEx library
  • ashUpd.exe - avast! Antivirus updater
  • ashWebSv.dll - avast! Web Scanner
  • aswCommChannel.dll - Communication Channels
  • aswLSRun.dll - avast! LAN scanner wrapper
  • aswProperty.dll
  • AhResMai.dll - avast! e-Mail Scanner AAVM Provider Library
  • AhResWS.dll - avast! HTTP Scanner AAVM Provider Library
  • ashWsFtr.dll - avast! Web Shield Filter Module
  • aswAra.dll - RemoteAssistance (TightVNC Viewer)
  • aswAux.dll - avast! Auxiliary Library
  • aswChLic.exe - aswChLic component
  • aswCmnBS.dll - Common functions
  • aswCmnIS.dll - Antivirus independent functions
  • aswCmnOS.dll - Antivirus HW dependent library
  • aswData.dll - avast! UI Layer library
  • aswDld.dll - aswDld Dynamic Link Library
  • aswEngLdr.dll - Antivirus engine loader
  • aswLog.dll - avast! Log library
  • asulaunch.exe - Software Updater launch helper
  • aswAraSr.exe - avast! ara service
  • aswJsFlt.dll - avast! Script Blocking filter library
  • aswJsFlt64.dll
  • AavmRpch64.dll
  • AhAScr.dll - avast! Script Blocking library for Windows Scripting Interface
  • ashShA64.dll
  • aswJSScan.dll - avast! GrimeFighter
  • asOutExt.dll
  • AhResWS2.dll - Web Shield Provider
  • aswIdle.dll - avast! Idle Hook Library
  • aswProperty64.dll

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
  • ashCmd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Scan auto avast' (runs daily at 20:00).
  • ashUpd.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BC69679F-A685-476D-A431-2221C8E17ECB}' (runs on registration).
  • ashQuick.exe is scheduled as a task named 'avast' (runs on boot).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ashQuick.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named avast.
Startup File (User Run)
  • ashQuick.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ashQuick.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\ashQuick.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

avastui.exe
Memory:11.28 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0074069157%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00381906%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00358786%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:847,164
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:11
70 average
I/O reads/min:16.39 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove avast! Pro Antivirus?

Quickly and completely remove avast! Pro Antivirus 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! Pro Antivirus 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! Pro Antivirus, 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! Pro Antivirus.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.24%
Windows 8 19.13%
Windows XP 8.00%
Windows Vista 3.60%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.57%
Windows 7 Professional 14.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.90%
Windows 8.1 5.15%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.60%
  MA 7.47%
  France 4.73%
  Brazil 3.78%
  DZ 3.72%
  United Kingdom 3.02%
  Egypt 2.97%
  India 2.74%
  Canada 2.60%
  Italy 2.32%
  Poland 1.68%
  Germany 1.57%
  Philippines 1.46%
  Australia 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.52%
Dell 20.69%
Acer 19.25%
ASUS 9.87%
GIGABYTE 6.74%
Toshiba 5.77%
Lenovo 3.75%
Samsung 3.37%
Intel 2.65%
American Megatrends 1.40%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.57%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.94%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.42%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.23%
MSI MS-7592 2.10%

About AVAST Software

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

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