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Should I remove Avast Internet Security?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #763
United States Rank #1,040
Reach 0.9127%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.42 days
189.49 days >
Average installed length: 99.56 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
18.7.2354 0.01%
18.5.2342 0.28%
18.4.2338 0.73%
18.3.2333 1.68%
18.2.2328 1.12%
18.1.2326 0.08%
17.9.2322 1.98%
17.8.2318 0.21%
17.7.2314 0.05%
17.6.2310 0.02%
17.5.2303 0.02%
17.5.2302 0.46%
17.4.2294 2.71%
17.3.2291 2.60%
17.3.2290 0.06%
17.2.2288 2.51%
17.1.2286 1.79%
12.3.2280 7.14%
12.3.2279 0.12%
12.3.2277 0.01%
12.2.2276 0.65%
12.1.2272 1.96%
11.2.2262 4.49%
11.2.2261 0.80%
11.2.2260 0.07%
11.1.2253 4.89%
11.1.2251 0.01%
11.1.2248 0.03%
11.1.2245 6.09%
11.1.2243 0.01%
11.1.2241 1.88%
11.1.2236 0.01%
11.1.2234 0.01%
10.4.2233 6.96%
10.4.2229 0.01%
10.4.2227 0.01%
10.3.2225 5.96%
10.3.2223 1.63%
10.3.2222 0.01%
10.3.2221 0.01%
10.3.2220 0.02%
10.3.2219 0.01%
10.3.2218 0.01%
10.2.2218 13.71%
10.2.2215 4.91%
10.2.2214 3.09%
10.2.2213 0.01%
10.2.2211 0.01%
10.2.2210 0.02%
10.0.2208 18.08%
10.0.2206 1.07%
57 versions

Avast Internet Security

Overview

Avast Internet Security is a software program developed by AVAST Software. The most common release is 10.0.2208, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named avastui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 74 files and is usually about 582.83 MB (611,140,007 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 39% of users of Avast Internet Security come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avast.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\Setup\Instup.exe /control_panel /instoC:uninstall
Estimated size: 582.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avast Internet Security

Program executable:avastui.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\avast software\avast\avastui.exe
MD5:03f7027b0afb0155956b6c6282c9c4ad
Additional files:
  • aswRec.dll - avast! Antivirus (Software Health framework library)
  • aavm4h.dll - Avast Antivirus (avast! Asynchronous Virus Monitor (AAVM))
  • aavmrpch.dll - avast! AAVM Remote Procedure Call Library
  • AavmRpch64.dll
  • 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
  • AhAScr.dll - avast! Script Blocking library for Windows Scripting Interface
  • AhResIdp.dll - Avast Behavior Shield AAVM Provider Library
  • AhResMai.dll - avast! e-Mail Scanner AAVM Provider Library
  • AhResRsw.dll - Avast Anti-Ransomware Shield AAVM Provider Library
  • ahResSecDns.dll - SecureDNS
  • AhResSpm.dll - avast! Spam Shield AAVM Provider Library
  • AhResStd.dll - avast! Standard Shield AAVM Provider Library
  • AhResWS.dll - avast! HTTP Scanner AAVM Provider Library
  • AhResWS2.dll - Web Shield Provider
  • ashbase.dll - Basic Functionality Module
  • ashCmd.exe - avast! Command line
  • ashMaiSv.dll - avast! e-Mail Scanner Service
  • ashQuick.exe - avast! Virus scanner
  • ashserv.dll - avast! antivirus service
  • ashShA64.dll - avast! Shell Extension
  • ashShell.dll
  • ashtask.dll - Task Handling Module
  • ashtaskex.dll - avast! TaskEx library
  • ashUpd.exe - avast! Antivirus updater
  • ashWebSv.dll - avast! Web Scanner
  • ashWsFtr.dll - avast! Web Shield Filter Module
  • asoutext.dll - AsOutExt Module
  • asOutExt64.dll
  • asulaunch.exe - Software Updater launch helper
  • aswAMSI.dll - Avast AMSI COM object
  • aswAraSr.exe - avast! ara service
  • aswAux.dll - avast! Auxiliary Library
  • aswBrowser.dll - Avast SafeZone Browser Library
  • aswChLic.exe - aswChLic component
  • aswCmnBS.dll - Common functions
  • aswCmnIS.dll - Antivirus independent functions
  • aswCmnOS.dll - Antivirus HW dependent library
  • aswCommChannel.dll - Communication Channels
  • aswdata.dll - avast! UI Layer library
  • aswDataScan.dll - Avast DataScan
  • aswDld.dll - aswDld Dynamic Link Library
  • aswDnsCache.dll - avast! Property Storage library
  • aswEngLdr.dll - Antivirus engine loader
  • aswJsFlt.dll - avast! Script Blocking filter library
  • aswJsFlt64.dll
  • aswJSScan.dll - avast! GrimeFighter
  • aswLog.dll - avast! Log library
  • aswLSRun.dll - avast! LAN scanner wrapper
  • aswproperty.dll
  • aswRemoteCache.dll - RemoteCache
  • aswRunDll.exe - Avast Antivirus Installer
  • aswcmlx.dll - Avast (CML Library)
  • aswcommx.dll - Communication Module
  • aswdetallocatorx.dll - Det Library
  • aswhookx.dll - 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}.
Scheduled Task
  • ashUpd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Update Avast Database' (runs daily at 1:00 AM).
Service
  • afwServ.exe runs as a service named 'Avast Firewall Service' (avast! Firewall) "Implements main functionality for avast! Firewall".
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • aswRunDll.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '20161125' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswRunDll.exe" "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\55846c33-b810-4454-adbf-f0e052d76b0d\a56cb33b-d6d7-481b-8e84-bb5b3c9dd8dc.dll",[email protected].
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ashUpd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\ashUpd.exe'.

How do I remove Avast Internet Security?

Quickly and completely remove Avast Internet Security 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 Internet Security 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 Internet Security, 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 Internet Security.

HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#763

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 49.96%
Windows 7 44.56%
Windows Vista 3.02%
Windows XP 2.44%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.71%
Windows 10 Home 18.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.51%
Windows 8.1 9.97%
Windows 7 Professional 8.86%
Windows 10 Pro 7.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.08%
  France 8.69%
  Germany 6.45%
  Italy 5.89%
  United Kingdom 3.89%
  Brazil 3.48%
  Canada 2.53%
  Spain 1.91%
  DZ 1.76%
  Netherlands 1.63%
  Australia 1.44%
  Egypt 1.38%
  Russia 1.26%
  MA 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.82%
Acer 20.08%
Dell 16.20%
ASUS 12.84%
Lenovo 6.79%
Toshiba 6.38%
GIGABYTE 4.31%
Samsung 3.71%
Medion 0.84%
Intel 0.77%
MSI 0.65%
American Megatrends 0.59%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.57%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.65%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.35%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.90%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.75%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.97%

About AVAST Software

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

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