You have clicked on "avast! Antivirus updating service" that belongs to "avast! Antivirus" made by "ALWIL Software"

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Digital signature File is signed
Application has windowsNo
Internet serverNo
Uses the internetNo
Imports potentialy dangerous functionsYes
Safety RatingSafety Rating

Description extracted from Wikipedia:

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NameAvast Software s.r.o.
IndustryComputer software
RevenueUS$714 million
Operating incomeUS$353 million
Number of employees1000+
Key peopleVincent Steckler (CEO)

Avast Software is a Czech multinational cybersecurity software company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, that develops antivirus software and internet security services. It was founded by Pavel Baudiš and Eduard Kučera in 1988 as a cooperative and has been a private company since 2010. Avast holds the biggest share of the world market for antivirus applications and its portfolio includes a wide array of security-related products targeting both consumer and corporate markets, such as Avast Antivirus and Avast SecureLine (virtual private network) for Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS and macOS platforms. As of 2016, Avast had 400 million users and 40 percent of the security software market outside of China. Avast has over 1,000 employees with offices in the Czech Republic, and 15 other countries including United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Russia, China, South Korea and Taiwan. In September 2016, Avast Software acquired AVG Technologies for US$1.3 billion. In July 2017, the company acquired Piriform, the developer of CCleaner.

Technical information:

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Icon statusNo tray icon
Icon settingNot in the system tray
Executable fileC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
Version4, 8, 0, 0
Parent processC:\Windows\System32\services.exe
Can be uninstalledYes
EncryptedNo
Size on disk18.3 Kb
Minimum recorded memory usage1.7 Mb
Average recorded memory usage1.7 Mb
Maximum recorded memory usage1.7 Mb
Date when maximum memory usage occured6/1/2012 3:26:28 AM
Minimum recorded CPU usage0%
Average recorded CPU usage0%
Maximum recorded CPU usage0%
Date when maximum CPU usage occured5/30/2012 11:54:35 AM
Started at6/1/2012 3:25:54 AM
Total CPU time 0 seconds
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