What does the AvastBrowser.exe file do?
The AvastBrowser.exe process is also known as Avast Secure Browser and is a part of Avast Secure Browser or, as the case may be, AVAST Software s.r.o. This software is produced by AVAST Software (www.avast.com). An obsolete or defective version of AvastBrowser.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Avast Secure Browser has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Avast Secure Browser has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AvastBrowser.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AvastBrowser.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AvastBrowser.exe Avast Secure Browser
AvastBrowser.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file AvastBrowser.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,951,280 bytes (50% of all these files), 1,808,504 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,829,736 bytes.
The AvastBrowser file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. AvastBrowser.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks as well as track other applications. For this reason, 29% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A AvastBrowser.exe file has a 54% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 936,464 bytes. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. AvastBrowser.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as modify other Windows tasks.
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 AvastBrowser.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 AvastBrowser?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Avast Secure Browser or AVAST Software s.r.o
To remove Avast Secure Browser from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Avast Secure Browser or AVAST Software s.r.o in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AvastBrowser.exe (Avast Secure Browser) 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 Secure Browser. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Avast Secure Browser 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 AvastBrowser.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.
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