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Title: What is AvastWscReporter and why is it now automatically running
Post by: AZBruno on September 28, 2019, 07:27:14 PM
After every Windows update I check the services.

After installing Windows 1903 build ...267, AvastWscReporter service was set to Manual and not running. After updating Windows to build ...356, I now see that the service is set to Automatic and running. I tried to set it back to Manual but was denied access. I disabled Avast self-defense and was still denied the ability to reset the service to Manual.

Was this a change in Avast 19.7.2388?

Title: Re: What is AvastWscReporter and why is it now automatically running
Post by: DavidR on September 28, 2019, 08:53:07 PM
On doing a winver check on my win10 system the version reported is 1903 (OS Build 18362.387).  I don't know if that would make a difference.

This is after doing the latest Cumulative Update and a non-compulsory/mandatory KB, so I can only assume that this is the latest version.

That said AvastWscReporter is set to Automatic and running on my system, as I'm not seeing any adverse effects (CPU?RAM usage) I will leave it for now. 

This also seems tied up with the AvastAntivirus remediation exe wsc_proxy.exe.

EDIT: start by reading from here https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=228911.msg1516130#msg1516130 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=228911.msg1516130#msg1516130).