Is the aswUpdSv.exe process a virus, spyware or malware?

Process description:

Avast! AntiVirus Auto-update Service

Author: ALWIL Software
Part of: Avast Internet security suite
The aswUpdSv.exe is part of the anti-virus program Avast!. Avast! is a popular and effective anti-virus tool developed by ALWIL Software.

This process runs in the background and periodically contacts ALWIL Software's servers to check for updates to the Avast! application.

This process ensures that your anti-virus is up-to-date and should not be terminated.
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Common location(s):
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
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