What is ashDisp.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ashDisp.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AshDisp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ashDisp
AshDisp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as avast! service GUI component belongs to software avast! Antivirus by ALWIL Software (

Description: AshDisp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AshDisp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 81,000 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 79,224 bytes, 78,008 bytes or 154,728 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 3% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with ashDisp.exe, you can also go to the software publisher,, for advice or uninstall avast! Antivirus from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ashDisp.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ashDisp.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

Part of the excellent anti virus program by Avast. Used to provide information to the user.
  rob   (further information)
Part of Avast antivirus
Part of Avast! anti-virus software
Part of avast!
Part of Avast's excellent anti-virus

  jimmy britt   (further information)
Process Avast Antivirus
get it @ startrup its only some shit caus i blocked avast @ startup well its not smart caus u will get able to get virusses but i got my way to get no virus but just enable it np4me
Avast Tray Icon
  Arvy   (further information)
avast just saved my computer essential
its part of Avast AntiVirus Software

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ashDisp.exe: based on 22 votes with 11 user comments. 17 users think ashDisp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks ashDisp.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ashDisp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ashDisp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ashDisp.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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