Fix Avscan.exe Errors and Download Now

Last Updated: 07/02/2021
[Time to Read: ~3-5 minutes]

Avscan.exe is considered a type of Avira OnDemand File Scanner file. It is most-commonly used in Avira Product Family developed by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG.. It uses the EXE file extension and is considered a Win32 EXE (Executable application) file.

The initial introduction of avscan.exe released in Avira Free Antivirus 15.0.1909.1591 was for Windows 10 on 09/25/2019. This is the most recent release date from Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG., according to our records.

This article discusses complete file details, EXE file troubleshooting instructions for problems with avscan.exe, and a comprehensive set of free downloads for every file version that has been catalogued by our team.

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File Overview


General Information
File Name: avscan.exe
File Extension: EXE file extension
Description: Avira OnDemand File Scanner
Object File Type: Executable application
File Operating System: Windows NT 32-bit
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Software Program: Avira Product Family
Legal Copyright: Copyright © 2019 Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG and its Licensors
File Details
Character Set: Unicode
Language Code: Neutral
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0x1ecc3f
Code Size: 2544640


What are avscan.exe Error Messages?


avscan.exe Runtime Errors

Runtime errors are Avira Free Antivirus errors that occur during "runtime". Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these EXE errors are triggered when avscan.exe is attempted to be loaded either when Avira Free Antivirus is starting up, or in some cases already running. Runtime errors are the most common form of EXE error you will encounter using Avira Free Antivirus.

In most cases, avscan.exe runtime errors occurring while the program is running will result in the program terminating abnormally. Most of these avscan.exe error messages mean that Avira Free Antivirus was either unable to locate this file on startup, or the file is corrupt, resulting in a prematurely-aborted startup process. Generally, Avira Free Antivirus will be unable to start without resolving these errors.

Some of the most common avscan.exe errors include:

  • avscan.exe - Bad Image.
  • avscan.exe Application Error.
  • avscan.exe could not be found.
  • avscan.exe could not be installed.
  • avscan.exe could not be launched. Class not registered.
  • avscan.exe could not be started.
  • avscan.exe failed to initialize properly.
  • avscan.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • avscan.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  • avscan.exe is not running.
  • Cannot find avscan.exe.
  • Error starting program: avscan.exe.
  • Faulting Application Path: avscan.exe.
  • The file avscan.exe is missing or corrupt.
  • Windows failed to start - avscan.exe.
System Error


The program can’t start because avscan.exe is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

Finding the source of the avscan.exe error is key to properly resolving these errors. Although most of these EXE errors affecting avscan.exe will happen during startup, occasionally you will encounter a runtime error while using Avira Product Family. This can occur due to poor programming on behalf of Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG, conflicts with other software or 3rd-party plug-ins, or caused by damaged and outdated hardware. Also, these types of avscan.exe errors can occur if it has been accidentally moved, deleted, or corrupted by a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.



How to Fix avscan.exe Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your avscan.exe issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.


Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the avscan.exe error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Avira Free Antivirus (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Avira Free Antivirus software.

You can uninstall Avira Free Antivirus software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Avira Free Antivirus 15.0.1909.1591 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Avira Free Antivirus software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

Avira Free Antivirus 15.0.1909.1591

Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG.

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many avscan.exe error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the avscan.exe error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.



If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your avscan.exe File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate avscan.exe file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free avscan.exe files for every applicable version of Avira Free Antivirus. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download avscan.exe Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Avira Free Antivirus folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\Antivirus\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\Temp\RarSFX0\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.


GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve avscan.exe problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.



Download avscan.exe Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)


CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying avscan.exe to your appropriate Windows system directory. Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG. typically does not release Avira Free Antivirus EXE files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing avscan.exe and all other EXE files for Avira Free Antivirus. An incorrectly installed EXE file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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EtwRTEventLog-System.etl Microsoft Event Trace Log Avira Free Antivirus 15.0.1909.1591 432 C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup\


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