afwserv.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus. So, if afwserv.exe is on your PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, it is still recommended to run a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your system against viruses and malware.
Normally, this application is located in C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\afwServ.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 08b412fbcbfde2901c84801c4f356e2a.
This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without displaying any user interface to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which perform useful features to other programs or to the Windows Operating System.
This app runs as a 32-bit program. It can not use the entire set of features of modern PC CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the makers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description stored in the exe is avast! firewall service.
File version 11.2.2738.0.
Publisher AVAST Software.
Legal copyright notice Copyright (c) 2014 AVAST Software.
Some dangerous functions of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to perform more in-depth research about this program.
afwserv.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most serious software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in afwserv.exe verifies as ok. This is very good.
Digital certificate name: AVAST Software a.s.
Certificate's issuer name: DigiCert High Assurance Code Signing CA-1
It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.