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Program info

Estimated safety rating


afwserv.exe may be a dangerous program, according to heuristic analysis. This program triggers many of the "possible danger" criteria described in this document. It is not yet known if afwserv.exe is malware or a legit program which doesn't harm your PC. We recommend you to be careful with it.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast Business\afwServ.exe

This program is normally stored in C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast Business\afwServ.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this program is 0280e869b76e61fbf1df02e36a919b4d.

Is running as a service


This application is set up as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which provide useful features to other programs or to Windows in general.

Accesses the internet


This executable uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs as a 32-bit program. It does not use the full set of features of nowadays' PC CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the publishers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 avast! firewall service

The description present in the program is avast! firewall service.

File version


File version stored as a property 10.2.1608.574.


 Avast Software s.r.o.

Company Avast Software s.r.o..


 Copyright (c) 2015 AVAST Software

Legal copyright Copyright (c) 2015 AVAST Software.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We advise you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


The digital signature is missing from this program. The maker did not bother to sign it. This is probably bad.

Can be uninstalled


This application does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.