What is avmailc.exe?

The genuine avmailc.exe file is a software component of Avira AntiVir Premium by AVIRA.
Avmailc.exe is an executable used to run the Avira Antivirus Mailscanner service, a program that scans the mailbox for viruses, spam and other possible threats. This is not an essential Windows file but is necessary for the proper functioning of Avira AntiVir. Avira AntiVir is an anti-virus software available in two different versions, free and paid. The program identifies viruses every time a file is opened or closed by automatically scanning it. Virus definitions are automatically updated via the Internet on a daily basis. Avira is a German company and family-owned antivirus software company. It was founded in 1986 and was originally called H+BEDV. In 1988 H+BEDV Datentechnik released its first antivirus scan engine called AntiVir (formally "Luke Filewalker").

AvMailc stands for Antivirus MailScanner Service

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 avmailc.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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Avmailc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with avmailc
Avmailc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Antivirus MailScanner Service or Avira MailGuard Service belongs to software Avira AntiVir Premium or Avira Premium Security Suite or Avira Antivirus Premium or Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition by Avira GmbH ( or Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG.

Description: Avmailc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The avmailc.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 164,097 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 135,208 bytes and 17 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. Avmailc.exe is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Avmailc.exe is able to monitor applications and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with avmailc.exe, you can do the following:
  • get help from the software vendor Avira
  • check the vendor’s website for a newer version [1][2]
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Avira AntiVir Premium or Avira Premium Security Suite)

Recommended: Identify avmailc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as avmailc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the avmailc.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 antivir
Seems to be a part of the AntiVir, an anti-virus-program.
Arbeitet zuverlässig im Hintergrund, bremst wahrscheinlich den download spürbar aus.
Antivir e Mail
Avira AntiVir Premium MailGuard
  chieftec   (further information)
Borddatei von antivir, ist sehr aktiv, überwacht Kernelveränderungen

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Summary: Average user rating of avmailc.exe: based on 10 votes with 6 user comments. 9 users think avmailc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving avmailc issues

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