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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 #10,659
United States Rank #11,448
Reach 0.0335%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.26 days
361.60 days >
Average installed length: 189.99 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
18.5.2342 1.70%
18.4.2338 2.62%
18.3.2333 12.35%
18.2.2328 5.25%
18.1.2326 0.62%
17.9.2322 4.48%
17.8.2318 0.62%
17.5.2303 0.15%
17.5.2302 2.93%
17.4.2294 10.96%
17.3.2291 7.87%
17.3.2290 0.46%
17.2.2288 7.25%
17.1.2286 3.24%
12.3.2280 20.37%
12.3.2279 0.46%
12.2.2276 2.01%
12.1.2272 6.48%
11.2.2262 8.33%
11.2.2261 1.85%

Avast Premium

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Overview

Avast Premium is a program developed by AVAST Software. The most used version is 12.3.2280, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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. The software installer includes 73 files and is usually about 1.45 MB (1,524,602 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 42% of users of Avast Premium come from France, it is also popular in the United States and Belgium.

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
Estimated size: 1.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avast Premium

Program executable:avastui.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\avast software\avast\avastui.exe
MD5:9c52d679c44539a7bb6694ca0166d84c
Additional files:
  • aswCommChannel.dll - avast! Antivirus (Communication Channels)
  • aswRec.dll - Software Health framework library
  • aavm4h.dll - Avast Antivirus (avast! Asynchronous Virus Monitor (AAVM))
  • aavmrpch.dll - avast! AAVM Remote Procedure Call Library
  • 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
  • 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
  • aswdata.dll - avast! UI Layer library
  • aswDataScan.dll - Avast DataScan
  • aswDld.dll - aswDld Dynamic Link Library
  • aswDnsCache.dll - avast! DNS Cache library
  • aswEngLdr.dll - Antivirus engine loader
  • aswIP.dll - AvastIP Dynamic Link Library
  • aswJsFlt.dll - avast! Script Blocking filter library
  • aswLog.dll - avast! Log library
  • aswLSRun.dll - avast! LAN scanner wrapper
  • aswProperty.dll - avast! Property Storage library
  • aswProperty64.dll
  • aswRemoteCache.dll - RemoteCache
  • aswRunDll.exe - Avast Antivirus Installer
  • aswRvrt.dll - avast! aswRvrt support library
  • aswcertx.dll - Avast (Cert SDK)
  • aswcmlx.dll - 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}.
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].

How do I remove Avast Premium?

Quickly and completely remove Avast Premium 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 Premium 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 Premium, 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 Premium.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 65%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 65.28%
Windows 7 31.64%
Windows Vista 2.78%
Windows XP 0.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.53%
Windows 10 Pro 15.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.18%
Windows 7 Professional 9.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.63%
Windows 8.1 4.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.13% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 42.13%
  United States 40.17%
  Belgium 2.67%
  DZ 2.67%
  Spain 2.53%
  United Kingdom 1.83%
  MA 1.54%
  Italy 1.26%
  Canada 0.98%
  Germany 0.98%
  Netherlands 0.70%
  Switzerland 0.56%
  Greece 0.56%
  Portugal 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.61%
Acer 23.17%
ASUS 20.73%
Dell 12.44%
Toshiba 8.29%
Lenovo 3.17%
Samsung 2.20%
GIGABYTE 1.71%
MSI 1.71%
Medion 0.98%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.12%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.88%
MSI MS-7592 2.88%
Packard Bell EasyNote LM9... 2.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.06%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.06%

About AVAST Software

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

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