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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #822
United States Rank #1,452
Reach 0.8541%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.54 days
517.51 days >
Average installed length: 271.91 days


2014.9.0.2001 0.02%
10.0.2022 0.02%
9.0.2021 20.32%
9.0.2020 0.01%
9.0.2019 0.01%
9.0.2018 12.73%
9.0.2017 0.02%
9.0.2016 5.94%
9.0.2015 0.02%
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9.0.2013 10.68%
9.0.2012 0.04%
9.0.2011 6.41%
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9.0.2008 5.94%
9.0.2007 2.06%
9.0.2006 3.84%
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61 versions

avast! Internet Security

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What is avast! Internet Security?  (from AVAST Software)

avast! Internet Security provides complete antivirus, anti-spyware, antispam, and firewall protection, complemented by avast! SafeZone™ and new hybrid cloud technologies, for best protection against viruses, spyware, and other types of malware. SafeZone creates a private and isolated virtual window on your desktop for ...  Read more


avast! Internet Security is a program developed by AVAST Software. The most used version is 9.0.2021, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 programs's main executable is avastui.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 11.28 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 83 files and is usually about 509.44 MB (534,188,914 bytes). AvastEmUpdate.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 10. While about 32% of users of avast! Internet Security come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avast.com/en-us/index
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswRunDll.exe "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\Setup\setiface.dll" RunSetup
Estimated size: 509.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by avast! Internet Security

Program executable:avastui.exe
Name:avast! Antivirus
Path:C:\Program Files\avast software\avast\avastui.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
avast! Antivirus is a full-featured antivirus and anti-spyware scanning and removal product. Avast offers a web-reputation browser extension as well as virtualization technology. Accurate threat updates via avast updates are delivered...
Additional files:
  • aswRec.dll - avast! Rec Engine (avast! Rec Engine p45)
  • 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
  • AhResMai.dll - avast! e-Mail Scanner AAVM Provider Library
  • 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
  • aswAra.dll - RemoteAssistance (TightVNC Viewer)
  • aswAraSr.exe - avast! ara service
  • aswAux.dll - avast! Auxiliary 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
  • aswDld.dll - aswDld Dynamic Link Library
  • aswEngLdr.dll - Antivirus engine loader
  • aswIdle.dll - avast! Idle Hook Library
  • 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 - avast! Property Storage library
  • aswProperty64.dll
  • aswRemoteCache.dll - RemoteCache
  • aswResourceLib.dll - Resources
  • aswRvrt.dll - avast! aswRvrt support library
  • aswSpam.dll - avast! Spam library
  • aswSqLt.dll - avast! SQLite library
  • aswStrm.dll - avast! Streaming Update library
  • aswUtil.dll - avast! Utility library
  • aswVmm.dll - avast! aswVmm comm library
  • aswW8ntf.dll - avast! metro notification
  • AvastEmUpdate.exe - avast! Emergency Update

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}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • aswWebRepIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'avast! Online Security' with the class of {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • aswWebRepIE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'avast! Online Security' with the class of {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06}.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • ashCmd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Scan auto avast' (runs daily at 20:00).
  • ashUpd.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BC69679F-A685-476D-A431-2221C8E17ECB}' (runs on registration).
  • ashQuick.exe is scheduled as a task named 'avast' (runs on boot).
  • AvastEmUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'avast! Emergency Update' (runs daily at 10:43).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ashQuick.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named avast.
  • AvastEmUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named avast! Emergency Update.
2 Services
  • afwServ.exe runs as a service named 'Avast Firewall Service' (avast! Firewall) "Implements main functionality for avast! Firewall".
  • AvastSvc.exe runs as a service named 'avast! Antivirus' (avast! Antivirus) "Manages and implements avast! antivirus services for this computer. This includes the real-time shields, the virus chest and the scheduler.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • ashQuick.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ashQuick.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\ashQuick.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.28 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0074069157%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00381906%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00358786%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:847,164
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:16.39 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:12.02 MB
Total CPU:0.0005518428%
Kernel CPU:0.00023040%
User CPU:0.00032144%
CPU cycles/sec:55,787
I/O reads/min:11.33 KB
I/O writes/min:1 KB

How do I remove avast! Internet Security?

Quickly and completely remove avast! Internet Security from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by avast! Internet Security you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.97%
Windows 10 22.30%
Windows XP 7.61%
Windows Vista 4.11%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.87%
Windows 7 Professional 10.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.49%
Windows 8.1 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.21%
  Brazil 5.66%
  MA 5.00%
  France 4.87%
  Italy 3.45%
  DZ 3.33%
  United Kingdom 3.25%
  Germany 2.75%
  Egypt 2.71%
  Canada 2.15%
  India 1.95%
  Spain 1.94%
  Australia 1.60%
  IQ 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.82%
Acer 20.16%
Dell 19.86%
ASUS 9.24%
Toshiba 7.95%
Samsung 4.30%
Lenovo 3.46%
Intel 1.51%
American Megatrends 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.41%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.16%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.38%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.22%

About AVAST Software

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


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