afwserv.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if afwserv.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.
Usually, the default filename and directory where the program is stored is
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\afwServ.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this program is 8c2a30b3b7fb2025e83688f5522f19a4.
This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which perform useful functions to other programs or to Windows in general.
This executable runs as a 32-bit program. It can not exploit the entire power of modern PC processors. This is quite normal because the publishers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description present in the program is Avast firewall service.
File version extracted from the file 17.8.3705.0.
Producer AVAST Software.
Legal copyright Copyright (c) 2014 AVAST Software.
Some dangerous features of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We advise you to read more about this program.
afwserv.exe has a digital signature. Today most clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to afwserv.exe is valid. This is very good.
Digital certificate name: AVAST Software s.r.o.
Certificate's issuer name: DigiCert High Assurance Code Signing CA-1
It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.