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What is afwServ.exe?

AfwServ.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if afwServ.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

AfwServ.exe file information

The process known as avast! firewall service belongs to software avast! Internet Security or avast! Antivirus by AVAST Software (www.avast.com) or ALWIL Software (www.avast.com).

Description: AfwServ.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file afwServ.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 119,200 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 116,776 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/afwserv.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. AfwServ.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using afwServ.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > avast! Internet Security or avast! Premier)
  2) visit the www.avast.com website.

Recommended: Identify afwServ.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as afwServ.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the afwServ.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

On MY computer it is part of avast firewall
Its the basic firewall given to those with a Avast security Acct.
part of Avast Firewall

Summary: Average user rating of afwServ.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments.
2 users think afwServ.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks afwServ.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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