What is aswRegSvr.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 aswRegSvr.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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AswRegSvr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with aswRegSvr
AswRegSvr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as avast! RegSvr belongs to software avast! Free Antivirus or avast! Internet Security by AVAST Software (

Description: AswRegSvr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AswRegSvr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 22,016 bytes (90% of all occurrences), 51,880 bytes or 47,832 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunOnce). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with aswRegSvr.exe, you can look for help on the website or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of avast! Free Antivirus or avast! Internet Security (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify aswRegSvr.exe related errors

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

The only thing that opens on my laptop is google chrome and asks me if i want 2 download dis file.It all started with a lnk file :(

Summary: Average user rating of aswRegSvr.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks aswRegSvr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving aswRegSvr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with aswRegSvr. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the aswRegSvr.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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