How to remove an avscan error
The free file information forum can help you determine if avscan.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Avscan.exe file information
The process known as Workstation On-Demand Scanner or On-Demand Scanner belongs to software Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition or Avira AntiVir Personal - Free or AntiVir PersonalEdition or Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus by Avira GmbH (www.avira.com) or Guidance Software (www.guidancesoftware.com) or H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH (www.free-av.com).
Description: avscan.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 208,936 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 466,689 bytes and 15 more variants.
Avscan.exe is not a Windows system file. avscan.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
It is possible to do the following:
1) uninstall the associated program
2) contact Avira Customer Service
3) update the program to the latest version.
Recommended: Identify avscan.exe related errors
If avscan.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 73% dangerous. The file size is 323,584 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 327,680 bytes or 427,331 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. avscan.exe is able to monitor applications, hide itself and manipulate other programs.
If avscan.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 96% dangerous. The file size is 449,536 bytes. The process has no file description. Avscan.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. File avscan.exe is not a Windows core file. avscan.exe is able to record inputs.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Wlan Driver" definitely not required. Added by the WOOTBOT.DH WORM!
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as avscan.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the avscan.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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