afwserv.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if afwserv.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to use a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your system against potential security problems.
The default name and path where this program is stored is
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\afwServ.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is c034d976b50cfa1f986dd269bd941131.
This application is a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without displaying any user interface to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful features to other applications or to Windows in general.
This executable runs as a 32-bit program. It can not benefit of the full power of current PC processors. This is quite normal because the makers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description present in the exe is Avast firewall service.
File version extracted from the file 17.9.3761.0.
Producer AVAST Software.
Legal copyright notice 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. Nowadays most clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in afwserv.exe is valid. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: 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.