What does the avfwsvc.exe file do?
The avfwsvc.exe process is also known as Firewall NT service process and is a part of Avira Premium Security Suite or, as the case may be, Avira AntiVir Professional. This software is produced by Avira GmbH (www.avira.com). An obsolete or defective version of avfwsvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Firewall NT service process has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Firewall NT service process 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)
- avfwsvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module avfwsvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about avfwsvc.exe Firewall NT service process
avfwsvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file avfwsvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 388,865 bytes (42% of all these files), 344,321 bytes or, as the case may be, 567,464 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Avfwsvc.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 43% 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 avfwsvc.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 avfwsvc?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: One user judges avfwsvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Avira Premium Security Suite or Avira AntiVir Professional
To remove Firewall NT service process from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Avira Premium Security Suite or Avira AntiVir Professional in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if avfwsvc.exe (Firewall NT service process) 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 Firewall NT service process. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Firewall NT service process 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 avfwsvc.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.