avastsvc.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if avastsvc.exe is on your PC, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to use a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your PC against threats.
Usually, the default filename and folder where this application is stored is
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this program is a24af1f8186b4b69d54dcc4b059ca695.
This program is a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful functions to other programs or to Windows in general.
This executable uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.
This app runs as a 32-bit program. It does not use the entire set of features of current computer CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description extracted from the exe is avast! Service.
File version 11.2.2738.0.
Producer AVAST Software.
Legal copyright notice Copyright (c) 2014 AVAST Software.
avastsvc.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to avastsvc.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: AVAST Software a.s.
Certificate's issuer name: DigiCert High Assurance Code Signing CA-1
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is good. si are uninstall.