What is avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.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 avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.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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Avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe file information

The process known as avast! Antivirus Installer belongs to software Avast! Antivirus by AVAST Software ( or Avast Software s.r.o.

Description: Avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 5,066,104 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. Avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe, you can do the following:

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If avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 5,481,352 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. Avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. Avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe is not a Windows system file. Avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe is able to manipulate other programs.

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


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Best practices for resolving avast_free_antivirus_setup_online issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with avast_free_antivirus_setup_online. 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 avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.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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