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Should I remove avast! Free Antivirus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32
United States Rank #55
Reach 14.3927%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.10 days
327.52 days >
Average installed length: 172.09 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.9.0.2001 0.02%
9.0.2013 0.63%
9.0.2011 8.24%
9.0.2010 0.01%
9.0.2009 0.01%
9.0.2008 7.02%
9.0.2007 1.91%
9.0.2006 5.58%
9.0.2005 0.03%
9.0.2004 0.01%
9.0.2003 0.02%
9.0.2002 0.00%
9.0.2000 0.03%
8.0.1506.0 0.00%
8.0.1504.0 0.12%
8.0.1501.0 0.33%
8.0.1500.0 0.14%
8.0.1498.0 0.00%
8.0.1497.0 12.45%
8.0.1496.0 0.02%
8.0.1492.0 0.01%
8.0.1490.0 0.04%
8.0.1489.0 31.21%
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7.0.1474.0 11.40%
7.0.1473.0 0.20%
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7.0.1466.0 1.42%
7.0.1456.0 0.69%
7.0.1455.0 0.12%
7.0.1451.0 0.04%
7.0.1426.0 0.89%
65 versions

avast! Free Antivirus

What is avast! Free Antivirus?

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 updates via Avast updates are delivered automatically using PUSH update technology.

About  (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 antivirus software that makes no compromises in terms of protection. Dependable and fast, with a small resource footprint, i...  Read more
Overview
  • Automatically starts with Windows

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avast.com/en-us/index
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: 309.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by avast! Free 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)
  • AavmRpch.dll - avast! AAVM Remote Procedure Call Library
  • AhResMai.dll - avast! e-Mail Scanner AAVM Provider Library
  • AhResStd.dll - avast! Standard Shield AAVM Provider Library
  • ashWebSv.dll - avast! Web Scanner
  • AhResWS.dll - avast! HTTP Scanner AAVM Provider Library
  • ashBase.dll - Basic Functionality Module
  • 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
  • ashWsFtr.dll - avast! Web Shield Filter Module
  • asulaunch.exe - Software Updater launch helper
  • aswAux.dll - avast! Auxiliary Library
  • aswChLic.exe - aswChLic component
  • aswCmnBS.dll - Common functions
  • aswCmnIS.dll - Antivirus independent functions
  • aswDld.dll - aswDld Dynamic Link Library
  • aswJsFlt.dll - avast! Script Blocking filter library
  • aswJsFlt64.dll
  • aswCmnOS.dll - Antivirus HW dependent library
  • aswData.dll - avast! UI Layer library
  • aswEngLdr.dll - Antivirus engine loader
  • aswIdle.dll - avast! Idle Hook Library
  • aswLog.dll - avast! Log library
  • aswLSRun.dll - avast! LAN scanner wrapper
  • AavmRpch64.dll
  • ashShA64.dll
  • aswCommChannel.dll - Communication Channels
  • aswProperty.dll - avast! Property Storage library
  • AhResSPM.dll - avast! Spam Shield AAVM Provider Library
  • aswAra.dll - RemoteAssistance
  • aswAraSr.exe - avast! ara service
  • aswProperty64.dll
  • aswRemoteCache.dll - RemoteCache
  • AhAScr.dll - avast! Script Blocking library for Windows Scripting Interface
  • aswResourceLib.dll - Resources
  • asOutExt.dll
  • aswnseng.dll - aswnseng Dynamic Link Library
  • aswnsf.dll - aswnsf Dynamic Link Library
  • aswRegSvr.exe - avast! RegSvr
  • AhResWS2.dll - Web Shield Provider
  • aswJSScan.dll - avast! GrimeFighter
  • aswRunDll.exe - avast! RunDll

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}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ashQuick.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AVAST DAILY SCAN' (runs daily at 9:00 PM).
  • ashUpd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AVAST program update' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 09:00).
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.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • aswRegSvr.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'aswasOutExt.dll' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\aswRegSvr.exe" "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\asOutExt.dll".

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

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  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! Free 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! Free Antivirus.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.66%
Windows XP 12.86%
Windows 8 11.79%
Windows Vista 6.65%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.81%
Windows 7 Professional 9.97%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.96%
Windows 8 4.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.51%
  Brazil 6.64%
  Germany 5.64%
  France 4.67%
  Italy 3.71%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Spain 3.17%
  Canada 2.50%
  MA 2.27%
  Taiwan 1.59%
  Poland 1.52%
  Mexico 1.25%
  India 1.10%
  Australia 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.64%
Acer 18.97%
Dell 13.14%
ASUS 10.35%
Toshiba 7.21%
GIGABYTE 5.17%
Lenovo 5.17%
Samsung 4.05%
American Megatrends 3.25%
Sony 3.22%
Intel 1.88%
Medion 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.05%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.16%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.09%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.02%

About AVAST Software

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

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
Celticrevenge2 months ago
I've used Avast Free for years and it was great. I now have "Avast Pro" for two years and at this point would not change it for anything else out there. Easy to use, great protection
user comment
Wrong 6 months ago
Installs add-ons without asking user.
user comment
Yigover a year ago
Best Antivirus. Protect your PC realy good. Interface is easy to use.