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Process name: avast! Antivirus Updating Service

Product: Avast! Antivirus

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Avast Software (avast.com)

File: aswUpdSv.exe


The updater service for Avast! Antivirus, this process starts with Windows and runs in the background. It routinely communicates with Avast Software servers to monitor for new definitions and potential package updates. When they are detected, they are automatically downloaded and installed. Updates can be set to only install with permission, but you must configure this in the Avast! user interface. Originally founded in 1991, Avast Software is located in Prague, Czech Republic, but has offices all over the world. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/aswupdsv.exe.html 
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Users Opinions

Average user rating of aswUpdSv.exe: based on 28 votes. Read also the 12 reviews.

  • 275 users ask for this file. 23 users rated it as not dangerous. One user rated it as little bit dangerous. 4 users rated it as dangerous.

All comments about aswUpdSv.exe:
is of antivirus Avast!  See also: Link danielItalyNaples
It checks to see if the Avast virus def files are up to date. Exile29
It is the Avast Antivirus automatic updater and should NOT! be deactivated Jesper K Sevel
part of Avast! none of your beeswax
appeared after installing avast
Avast part jardinero
Avast antivirus updater, Harmless Kotte
This file is not dangerous at all. part of avast antivirus download package AKizzle
Do yourself a big favor and DONT touch this file John Grissem
Avast! file; one of several hard-coded to auto-startup. Lupatrian
Avast sub file, help update virus definitions! DON'T SHUT DOWN! Remacno
try uninstalling it..check your registry, its still there on Local Machine Software and cannot be deleted easily, g me

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