Avast Antivirus Detection and Status

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 87777


An antivirus application is installed on the remote host, but it is not working properly.


Avast Antivirus, a commercial antivirus software package for Windows, is installed on the remote host. However, there is a problem with the installation; either its services are not running or its engine and/or virus definitions are out of date.


Make sure that updates are working and the associated services are running.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87777

File Name: avast_installed.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/01/07

Modified: 2017/09/05

Dependencies: 10456, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:avast:avast_antivirus

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, SMB/registry_full_access