avastsvc.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if avastsvc.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your system against viruses and malware.
Normally, this program is located in C:\Arquivos de programas\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is e3be7dac6e46c2f1461996f29a09b6fa.
This application is a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying any user interface to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which provide useful features to other applications or to Windows in general.
This program uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is quite normal. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.
This application runs in 32-bit mode. It can not exploit the entire set of features of modern PC CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description present in the exe is avast! Service.
File version stored as a property 8.0.1506.399.
Publisher AVAST Software.
Legal copyright notice Copyright (c) 2013 AVAST Software.
This file does NOT have visible windows. This is usually a bad thing.
avastsvc.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of legit programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to avastsvc.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: AVAST Software
Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.