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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 #6,340
United States Rank #6,954
Reach 0.0722%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.18 days
123.24 days >
Average installed length: 64.75 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
50.0.2661.102 0.07%
17.6.3071.2851 13.29%
17.5.3029.2783 9.64%
17.5.3029.2702 9.29%
17.3.2987.2552 13.93%
17.1.2924.2344 11.43%
17.1.2924.2244 5.50%
16.11.2883.2017 7.79%
16.11.2883.1926 0.36%
16.10.2840.1797 0.07%
16.10.2840.1758 1.00%
16.10.2840.1645 2.21%
16.9.2785.1545 3.14%
16.9.2785.1494 0.29%
16.7.2743.1275 2.57%
16.7.11.945 5.29%
16.7.5.915 0.07%
16.6.2704.945 0.07%
16.6.23.794 1.64%
16.5.18.18 2.43%
16.3.7.180 7.36%
16.2.17.396 0.07%
16.2.15.170 2.50%

Avira Scout

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Overview

Avira Scout is a software program developed by Avira Operations. The most common release is 17.3.2987.2552, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named avira-scout.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 563.03 KB (576,538 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 39% of users of Avira Scout come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\package cache\{3cc6cc67-d693-4af9-9320-241d34083394}
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Package Cache\{3cc6cc67-d693-4af9-9320-241d34083394}\Avira-Scout.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 563.03 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Avira Scout

Program executable:avira-scout.exe
Name:Avira Scout
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\package cache\{3cc6cc67-d693-4af9-9320-241d34083394}\avira-scout.exe
MD5:fdc0d1a1474982856d9055f5ca47861b
Additional files:
  • scout.exe - Avira Scout

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • scout.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F2D32165-1D60-4E86-BD48-746946F88946}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • scout.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_E7EE8309C7A00848C6BA30CF0DAB733A' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Avira\Scout\Application\scout.exe" --no-startup-window /prefetcC:5.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • scout.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #0' which loads as C:\Program Files\Avira\Scout\Application\scout.exe --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --restore-last-session --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end.

How do I remove Avira Scout?

Quickly and completely remove Avira Scout from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Avira Scout 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 Avira Scout, 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 Avira Scout.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 79%
Win 7 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 10 78.90%
Windows 7 21.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 49.54%
Windows 10 Pro 16.30%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.22%
Windows 7 Professional 5.08%
Windows 8.1 4.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.23%
  Germany 23.47%
  Italy 13.00%
  France 4.51%
  United Kingdom 3.31%
  Netherlands 2.47%
  Spain 1.56%
  Switzerland 1.38%
  Austria 1.38%
  Brazil 0.78%
  Canada 0.78%
  Singapore 0.66%
  Poland 0.60%
  Belgium 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.63%
Acer 23.42%
ASUS 15.19%
Dell 12.24%
Lenovo 8.97%
Medion 6.86%
Toshiba 4.75%
GIGABYTE 2.53%
Samsung 1.58%
MSI 0.84%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 7.45%
ASUS All Series 4.52%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 2.93%
Acer Aspire V3-771 2.39%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.39%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.39%

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