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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 #28
United States Rank #46
Reach 15.2168%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.87 days
409.31 days >
Average installed length: 215.06 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2014.9.0.2001 0.02%
10.0.2022 0.00%
9.0.2301 0.00%
9.0.2021 8.47%
9.0.2020 0.00%
9.0.2019 0.00%
9.0.2018 11.44%
9.0.2017 0.00%
9.0.2016 5.25%
9.0.2015 0.00%
9.0.2014 0.00%
9.0.2013 12.35%
9.0.2012 0.00%
9.0.2011 7.20%
9.0.2010 0.01%
9.0.2009 0.00%
9.0.2008 5.49%
9.0.2007 1.38%
9.0.2006 3.72%
9.0.2005 0.02%
9.0.2004 0.01%
9.0.2003 0.01%
9.0.2002 0.00%
9.0.2000 0.02%
8.0.1603.0 0.01%
8.0.1600.0 0.00%
8.0.1506.0 0.32%
8.0.1504.0 0.14%
8.0.1501.0 0.18%
8.0.1500.0 0.08%
8.0.1499.0 0.00%
8.0.1498.0 0.00%
8.0.1497.0 7.32%
8.0.1496.0 0.01%
8.0.1492.0 0.01%
8.0.1490.0 0.03%
8.0.1489.0 17.56%
8.0.1488.0 0.36%
8.0.1487.0 0.00%
8.0.1486.0 0.01%
8.0.1485.0 0.01%
8.0.1484.0 0.00%
8.0.1483.0 7.07%
8.0.1482.0 1.01%
8.0.1481.0 0.01%
8.0.1480.0 0.03%
8.0.1479.0 0.01%
8.0.1478.0 0.00%
8.0.1477.0 0.01%
8.0.1476.0 0.01%
8.0.1475.0 0.01%
82 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

The most used version is 8.0.1489.0, 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. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is avastui.exe. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 84 files and is usually about 309.9 MB (324,958,801 bytes).

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)
  • aswAra.dll - RemoteAssistance
  • aswAraSr.exe - avast! ara service
  • ashBase.dll - Basic Functionality Module
  • aswCommChannel.dll - Communication Channels
  • AavmRpch.dll - avast! AAVM Remote Procedure Call Library
  • AhAScr.dll - avast! Script Blocking library for Windows Scripting Interface
  • AhResMai.dll - avast! e-Mail Scanner AAVM Provider Library
  • AhResStd.dll - avast! Standard Shield AAVM Provider Library
  • AhResWS.dll - avast! HTTP Scanner AAVM Provider Library
  • ashMaiSv.dll - avast! e-Mail Scanner Service
  • ashServ.dll - avast! antivirus service
  • ashTask.dll - Task Handling Module
  • ashTaskEx.dll - avast! TaskEx library
  • ashWebSv.dll - avast! Web Scanner
  • asulaunch.exe - Software Updater launch helper
  • aswAux.dll - avast! Auxiliary Library
  • aswCmnBS.dll - Common functions
  • aswCmnIS.dll - Antivirus independent functions
  • aswCmnOS.dll - Antivirus HW dependent library
  • aswProperty.dll - avast! Property Storage library
  • AavmRpch64.dll
  • ashQuick.exe - avast! Virus scanner
  • ashShA64.dll - avast! Shell Extension
  • ashShell.dll
  • ashUpd.exe - avast! Antivirus updater
  • ashWsFtr.dll - avast! Web Shield Filter Module
  • aswChLic.exe - aswChLic component
  • 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
  • aswLog.dll - avast! Log library
  • aswLSRun.dll - avast! LAN scanner wrapper
  • aswProperty64.dll
  • ashCmd.exe - avast! Command line
  • asOutExt.dll
  • aswJSScan.dll - avast! GrimeFighter
  • AhResWS2.dll - Web Shield Provider
  • aswRemoteCache.dll - RemoteCache
  • aswRunDll.exe - avast! RunDll
  • 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
  • aswResourceLib.dll - Resources
  • aswRvrt.dll - avast! aswRvrt support library
  • aswSqLt.dll - avast! SQLite library
  • aswStrm.dll - avast! Streaming Update library
  • AhResSPM.dll - avast! Spam Shield AAVM Provider Library
  • aswIdle.dll - avast! Idle Hook 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}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • 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.
Service
  • afwServ.exe runs as a service named 'avast! Firewall' (avast! Firewall) "Implements main functionality for avast! Firewall".
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
afwServ.exe
Memory:13.81 MB
Total CPU:0.0001585612%
Kernel CPU:0.00014806%
User CPU:0.00001051%
CPU cycles/sec:1,489,074
Switches/sec:6
I/O reads/min:134.47 KB
I/O writes/min:11.58 KB

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
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 66.24%
Windows 8 17.30%
Windows XP 10.38%
Windows Vista 6.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.20%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.32%
Windows 7 Professional 10.04%
Windows 8.1 5.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.15%
  France 6.98%
  Brazil 6.67%
  United Kingdom 4.24%
  Germany 3.98%
  Italy 3.78%
  Canada 2.83%
  Spain 2.49%
  MA 1.79%
  India 1.59%
  Poland 1.53%
  Australia 1.35%
  Belgium 1.26%
  Netherlands 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.56%
Acer 20.03%
Dell 18.18%
ASUS 10.62%
Toshiba 6.74%
GIGABYTE 6.49%
Samsung 5.16%
Lenovo 3.17%
American Megatrends 1.66%
Intel 1.39%
Sahara 1.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.76%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.35%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.49%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.57%
ASUS All Series 2.45%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.27%

About AVAST Software

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

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
Celticrevenge9 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 over a year 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.