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 Antivirus
DeveloperAvast Software
TypeSecurity software, antivirus software
LicenseFreeware, proprietary software

Avast Antivirus is a family of internet security applications developed by Avast Software for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. The Avast Antivirus products include free and proprietary versions that provide computer security, browser security, antivirus software, firewall, anti-phishing, anti-spyware and anti-spam among other services. As of 2017, Avast is the most popular antivirus on the market, and it had the largest share of the market for antivirus applications.

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
Imported functions
Some relevant texts from the exe file