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Should I remove Anvi Smart Defender?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,922
United States Rank #20,620
Reach 0.0071%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.81 days
318.92 days >
Average installed length: 167.57 days


1.8 100.00%

Anvi Smart Defender 1.8

What is Anvi Smart Defender?  (from Anvisoft)

Anvi Smart defender delivers smart and powerful protection against malicious software, such as virus, Trojans, adware, spyware, bots and other threats. With the Swordfish Engine, it scans and detects these threats fast and lightly. It adds system optimization function to speed up your PC and provides cloud scan feature...  Read more


Anvi Smart Defender 1.8 is a program developed by Anvisoft. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 asd.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 76.38 MB (80,091,731 bytes). AutoUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 54% of users of Anvi Smart Defender come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.anvisoft.com/smart-defender.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Anvisoft\Anvi Smart Defender
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Anvisoft\Anvi Smart Defender\UnInstall.exe
Estimated size: 76.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Anvi Smart Defender 1.8

Program executable:asd.exe
Name:Anvi Smart Defender
Path:C:\Program Files\anvisoft\anvi smart defender\asd.exe
Additional files:
  • ASDSrv.exe - Anvi Smart Defender (Anvi Smart Defender Service)
  • ASDTray.exe
  • BugReport.exe - Anvisoft Bug Report (Bug Report)
  • ContextMenu_x64.dll
  • ContextMenu_x86.dll
  • PopupScan.exe
  • Swordfish.dll - Swordfish Engine
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • AutoUpdate.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ContextMenu_x86.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Anvi Smart Defender' with a class of {0BB37A67-F062-4F69-8C52-80ADDD64281F}.
  • ContextMenu_x64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Anvi Smart Defender' with a class of {0BB37A67-F062-4F69-8C52-80ADDD64281F}.
Scheduled Task
  • PopupScan.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AnviQuickScan' (runs daily at 1:00 AM).
  • ASDSrv.exe runs as a service named 'Anvi Smart Defender Realtime Guard Service' (asdsrv).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ASDTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Anvi Smart Defender' which loads as C:\Program Files\Anvisoft\Anvi Smart Defender\ASDTray.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:97.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0410017288%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02503205%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01596968%
0.015104% average
Memory:3.99 MB
Total CPU:0.0107155950%
Kernel CPU:0.00437371%
User CPU:0.00634188%

How do I remove Anvi Smart Defender?

You can uninstall Anvi Smart Defender 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Anvi Smart Defender 1.8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Anvi Smart Defender.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.42%
Windows XP 9.35%
Windows Vista 7.91%
Windows 10 4.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.35%
Windows 7 Professional 8.63%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.47%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.89%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  Brazil 5.00%
  Canada 2.78%
  Taiwan 2.22%
  United Arab Emirates 1.67%
  Australia 1.67%
  Belgium 1.67%
  Spain 1.67%
  France 1.67%
  Greece 1.67%
  Netherlands 1.67%
  Poland 1.67%
  Croatia 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.03%
Acer 22.99%
Dell 16.09%
ASUS 9.20%
Samsung 5.75%
American Megatrends 5.75%
Toshiba 2.30%
Compaq 1.15%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.86%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.90%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 1.90%
Hewlett-Packard 120-1026 1.90%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.90%
HP G72 Notebook PC 1.90%

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karenRW (Expert)over a year ago
Avoid this product like the plague.