Home > Windows files > ashWebSv.exe

What does the ashWebSv.exe file do?

The ashWebSv.exe process is also known as avast! Web Scanner and is a part of avast! Antivirus. This software is produced by ALWIL Software (www.avast.com). An obsolete or defective version of ashWebSv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

Free PC Check

Take advantage of our Free Computer Check to identify problems with ashWebSv.exe

Scan your computer today at no charge with the Windows Repair Tool. This tool helps repair Windows and helps it run faster.

What you should know about ashWebSv.exe avast! Web Scanner

ashWebSv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ashWebSv.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 352,920 bytes (85% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 345,464 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The ashWebSv file is not part of the Windows operating system. AshWebSv.exe possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. This process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. AshWebSv.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs. For this reason, 39% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ashWebSv.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about ashWebSv?

Avast! Anti-virus browser virus scanner
Avast Antivirus
antivirus freeware
Carlo Bassetti
Its Avast's! Web Scanner
Stephen Brown
It's for scanning with Avast software. (further information...)

Summary: 66 users judge ashWebSv.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted ashWebSv.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall avast! Antivirus

To remove avast! Web Scanner from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate avast! Antivirus in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
Remove software in Windows 10
ashWebSv.exe avast! Web Scanner fix

How to tell if ashWebSv.exe (avast! Web Scanner) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of avast! Web Scanner. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for avast! Web Scanner or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ashWebSv.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

Users with an interest in ashWebSv.exe have also been interested in: ashWebSv.exe [index]