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Offline ambush19

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What do all the many Avast Windows Startup items do?
« on: July 07, 2018, 06:15:25 AM »
I've found that many Windows applications install all kinds of unwanted Windows startup items without any explanations, and Avast is yet another one.  I have the free antivirus running on 64-bit Windows 10 and Windows 7.  So what does the following startup items actually do, in some detail, and what are the consequences of disabling them?

 
  • AvRepair
  • aswbIDSAgent
  • Overseer
  • Avast Emergency Update

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Re: What do all the many Avast Windows Startup items do?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 09:59:05 PM »
I'm not the developer, only a long time user so I have no detail.....
Only to say those are components of your Avast security software installation and wouldn't be running/starting if they weren't needed.  :)
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Re: What do all the many Avast Windows Startup items do?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 08:21:37 PM »
Long story short, needed processes for avast to run properly.
Are you having problems with avast?
-What OS (operating system)?
-What version of avast?
-What SP (service pack)?
-Any other a/v's (antivirus programs) installed/removed?
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 20H2 Avast Premier Security version 21.3.2459 (build 21.3.6164.652) UI version 1.0.612.

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Re: What do all the many Avast Windows Startup items do?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 09:56:03 PM »
Thanks for the info/clarification on needed components Mchain. :)
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Re: What do all the many Avast Windows Startup items do?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 10:01:54 PM »
Overseer helps Avast detect common (technical) issues with their products. In a sense, it behaves similarly to the Avast Emergency Update but is able to correct these issues independently and even catch them sooner.

aswbIDSAgent is the Behaviour Shield process.

avRepair has been explained by mchain.

On top of what mchain has said about the Emergency Updater, it can also fix problems without requiring a full program update.
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