afwserv.exe is a application which is most likely legit. So, if afwserv.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is virus-free, it is still recommended to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.
Usually, the default filename and directory where this program is stored is
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\afwServ.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 0f65e666e1505b66391111a9f1fd1464.
This program is set up as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying any user interface to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which perform useful features to other programs or to Windows in general.
This app runs as a 32-bit program. It does not use the entire set of features of current computer processors. This ordinarily happens because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description stored in the file is Avast firewall service.
File version stored as a property 17.5.3585.0.
Author AVAST Software.
Copyright notice Copyright (c) 2014 AVAST Software.
Some unusual features of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We advise you to perform more in-depth research about this program.
afwserv.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from afwserv.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.
Digital certificate name: AVAST Software s.r.o.
Certificate's issuer name: DigiCert High Assurance Code Signing CA-1
This program does NOT have a removal routine stored in registry.