afwserv.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if afwserv.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to use a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against viruses and malware.
This application is usually stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Antivirus\afwServ.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is cc7881c9cd0affb47757d1ab7c8bf0d2.
This program is a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful functions to other programs or to the Windows Operating System.
This executable runs in 32-bit mode. It does not benefit of the entire set of features of modern PC processors. This ordinarily happens because the makers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description extracted from the file is AVG firewall service.
File version 17.9.3761.0.
Producer AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o..
Copyright notice Copyright (C) 2014 AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o..
Some dangerous features of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to perform more in-depth research about this program.
afwserv.exe is digitally signed. Today most clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from afwserv.exe is valid. This is very good.
Digital certificate name: AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.
Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.