What does the avmailc.exe file do?
The avmailc.exe process is also known as Antivirus MailScanner Service or, as the case may be, Avira MailGuard Service and is a part of Avira AntiVir Premium or, as the case may be, Avira Premium Security Suite. This software is produced by Avira GmbH (www.avira.com) or, as the case may be, Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG. An obsolete or defective version of avmailc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Antivirus MailScanner service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Antivirus MailScanner service 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)
- avmailc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module avmailc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about avmailc.exe Antivirus MailScanner service
avmailc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file avmailc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 164,097 bytes (50% of all these files), 194,817 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The avmailc file is not part of the Windows operating system. This avmailc program can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Avmailc.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 55% 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 avmailc.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 avmailc?
|part of antivir |
|Seems to be a part of the AntiVir, an anti-virus-program. |
|Antivir e Mail |
|Avira AntiVir Premium MailGuard (further information...) |
Summary: 7 users judge avmailc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Avira AntiVir Premium or Avira Premium Security Suite
To remove Antivirus MailScanner service 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 AntiVir Premium or Avira Premium Security Suite in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if avmailc.exe (Antivirus MailScanner service) 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 Antivirus MailScanner service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Antivirus MailScanner service 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 avmailc.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.