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There are a "vast" number of Windows PC security products out there and Avast makes some very popular Antivirus software. Do you see what I did there?
Anyway, asw_setup_1704991152.exe is one version of Avast's Antivirus installation file asw_setup.exe. We know this is officially an Avast file because it's signed by "Avast Software s.r.o.".
Therefore, if you have this executable on your PC and it's signed by Avast, then it should be safe to run with no problems. Happy virus hunting!
(Researched by Jon @ SpyShelter Labs)
We’ve found Avast Software s.r.o. should be the publisher of asw_setup_1704991152.exe.
How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.
The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.
Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the asw_setup_1704991152.exe process is safe or malware.
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