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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #736
United States Rank #1,465
Reach 0.9241%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.50 days
339.23 days >
Average installed length: 178.24 days


VersionDistribution 3.60% 0.01% 0.99% 10.35% 4.07% 2.80% 0.20% 0.01% 6.88% 7.04% 3.47% 3.37% 3.03% 1.20% 0.01% 5.50% 0.50% 9.24% 0.01% 4.19% 0.01% 5.72% 4.84% 1.49% 0.01% 0.01% 0.83% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 6.12% 1.94% 0.01% 0.01% 4.57% 0.01% 0.01% 6.44% 1.52%

Avira Launcher


Avira Launcher is a software program developed by Avira Operations. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. The primary executable is named Avira.ServiceHost.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 7.22 MB (7,567,050 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 27% of users of Avira Launcher come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Avira\Launcher\
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{b76c0d12-422c-44e3-9daa-9363451e24cd}\Avira.OE.Setup.Bundle.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 7.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avira Launcher

Program executable:Avira.ServiceHost.exe
Avira Service Host
Path:C:\Program Files\Avira\Launcher\Avira.ServiceHost.exe
Additional files:
  • Avira.OE.SpeedupConnector.Interface.dll - Avira.OE.SpeedupConnector.Interface
  • Avira.OE.BrowserExtensionConnector.dll - Avira.OE.BrowserExtensionConnector
  • Avira.OE.Communicator.Interface.dll - Avira.OE.Communicator.Interface
  • Avira.OE.AvConnector.Interface.dll - Avira.OE.AvConnector.Interface
  • Avira.OE.WinCore.Interface.dll - Avira.OE.WinCore.Interface
  • Avira.OE.SpeedupConnector.dll - Avira.OE.SpeedupConnector
  • Avira.OE.AvConnector.dll - Avira.OE.Communicator (Avira.OE.AvConnector)
  • Avira.OE.Communicator.dll
  • Avira.ServiceHost.exe - Avira.OE.ServiceHost (Avira Service Host)
  • Avira.OE.MiniGui.dll - Avira.OE.MiniGui
  • Avira.OE.WinCore.dll - Avira.OE.WinCore
  • Avira.OE.UiCore.dll - Avira.OE.UiCore
  • Mshtml.interop.dll - Mshtml.Interop
  • Avira.Systray.exe - Avira.Systray (Avira)
  • Avira.OE.Ui.dll - Avira.OE.Ui
  • Avira.Messenger.exe - Avira (Avira.Messenger)
  • Avira.OE.AvConnectorNative.dll - Avira.OE.AvConnectorNative
  • Avira.OE.ExtApi.dll - Avira.OE.ExtApi
  • Avira.OE.NativeCore.dll - Avira.OE.NativeCore
  • Avira.SystrayStartTrigger.exe - Avira Launcher
  • Interop.WUApiLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WUApiLib'.
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • Ionic.Zip.Reduced.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library (Reduced))
  • ServiceStack.Text.dll (by ServiceStack) - ServiceStack.Text
  • NLog.dll (by NLog) - NLog v2.0.0.2000 (NLog for .NET Framework 3.5)
  • WebSocket4Net.dll (by WebSocket4Net) - WebSocket4Net (WebSocket4Net for .NET 3.5)
  • System.ComponentModel.Composition.dll - System.ComponentModel.Composition

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Avira.Systray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D84D3031-DCD6-4ED0-8F74-552A91FABB66}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Avira.SystrayStartTrigger.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Avira SystrayStartTrigger_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • Avira.ServiceHost.exe runs as a service named 'Avira.ServiceHost' (Avira.ServiceHost) "Hosts multiple Avira services within one Windows service.".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Avira.SystrayStartTrigger.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Avira SystrayStartTrigger' and executes as C:\Program Files\Avira\Launcher\Avira.SystrayStartTrigger.exe.
  • Avira.Systray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Avira' and executes as C:\Program Files\Avira\Launcher\Avira.Systray.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Avira.Systray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Avira Systray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Avira\Launcher\Avira.Systray.exe.
  • Avira.SystrayStartTrigger.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Avira SystrayStartTrigger' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Avira\Launcher\Avira.SystrayStartTrigger.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Avira.Systray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Avira\Launcher\Avira.Systray.exe'.

How do I remove Avira Launcher?

You can uninstall Avira Launcher 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 Avira Launcher, 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 Avira Launcher.

Win 10 61%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 60.58%
Windows 7 32.75%
Windows Vista 3.60%
Windows XP 3.06%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 33.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.22%
Windows 10 Pro 13.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.90%
Windows 7 Professional 7.78%
Windows 8.1 6.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.40%
  Germany 20.77%
  Italy 15.89%
  France 5.72%
  United Kingdom 2.53%
  Canada 1.97%
  Brazil 1.93%
  Netherlands 1.84%
  Egypt 1.28%
  Spain 1.27%
  Austria 1.27%
  Switzerland 1.17%
  Australia 0.93%
  Belgium 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.56%
Acer 21.66%
ASUS 15.74%
Dell 10.81%
Lenovo 8.67%
Toshiba 5.74%
Medion 4.15%
Samsung 4.11%
American Megatrends 0.84%
MSI 0.77%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.38%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.23%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.06%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.72%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.66%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.41%


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