What is protectedservice.exe?

protectedservice.exe is part of Avira Product Family and developed by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG according to the protectedservice.exe version information.

protectedservice.exe's description is "Avira Protected Antimalware Service"

protectedservice.exe is digitally signed by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG.

protectedservice.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\Antivirus\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about protectedservice.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on protectedservice.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameAvira Product Family
Company nameAvira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
File descriptionAvira Protected Antimalware Service
Internal nameProtectedService.exe
Original filenameProtectedService.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2019 Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG and its Licensors
Product version15.0.1905.1258
File version15.0.1905.1258

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameAvira Product Family
Company nameAvira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
File descriptionAvira Protected Antimalware Service
Internal nameProtectedService.exe
Original filenameProtectedService.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2019 Avira Operations G..
Product version15.0.1905.1258
File version15.0.1905.1258

Digital signatures [?]

protectedservice.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameAvira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert EV Code Signing CA (SHA2)
Certificate serial number03e09916eacffc3e757c892e0686a5da

VirusTotal report

None of the 70 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the protectedservice.exe file.

None of the 70 anti-virus programs detected the protectedservice.exe file.

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD506ff665e8afa6980b3693dd851ffdcc7
SHA256e51eea5561a640838a1cd07bc9a9877c9188a2c2e9ae316700408a91a5fc9658

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to protectedservice.exe:

protectedservice.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

protectedservice.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Avira Protected Antimalware Service has stopped working.

End Program - protectedservice.exe. This program is not responding.

protectedservice.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

protectedservice.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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