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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,175
United States Rank #1,322
Reach 0.6911%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.28 days
37.86 days >
Average installed length: 19.89 days


3544 0.42%
3532 0.51%
3514 0.10%
3491 2.02%
3469 2.26%
3466 0.10%
3460 0.04%
2012.1.2247 0.01% 5.16% 20.00% 2.89% 20.11% 2.38% 0.01% 3.32% 3.09% 1.71%
1.0.554 3.84%
1.0.547 1.69%
1.0.532 18.29%
1.0.511 0.01%
1.0.445 7.11%
1.0.387 1.70%
1.0.329 1.48%
1.0.306 0.94%
1.0.291 0.46%
1.0.289 0.09%
1.0.229 0.25%

Typically installed together



AVG is a software program developed by AVG Technologies. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named avguix.exe. The setup package generally installs about 85 files and is usually about 47.6 MB (49,908,928 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 42% of users of AVG come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avg\framework\common
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVG\Setup\avgsetupx.exe /mode=offline /uninstall=zen
Estimated size: 47.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AVG

Program executable:avguix.exe
Name:AVG Framework
AVG User Interface
Path:C:\Program Files\avg\framework\common\avguix.exe
Additional files:
  • avgelevx.exe - AVG Framework (AVG Elevation Process)
  • avgfmwbasea.dll - AVG Framework Base
  • avgfmwbasex.dll
  • avgntopenssla.fmw.1.dll - AVG NT OpenSSL Library
  • avgntopensslx.fmw.1.dll
  • avgopenssla.fmw.1.dll - AVG OpenSSL Library
  • avgopensslx.fmw.1.dll
  • avgsvca.exe - AVG Service Process
  • avgsvcx.exe
  • avgsysa.fmw.1.dll - AVG SYS Library
  • avgsysx.fmw.1.dll
  • avguirnx.exe - AVG Ui Restarter

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • avguirnx.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AvgUi_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run'.
  • avguix.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC3042E7-99A5-4D71-AB69-2174B53045ED}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • avguix.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AvgUi_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
2 Services
  • avgsvcx.exe runs as a service named 'AVG Service' (avgsvc) "AVG Service".
  • avgsvca.exe runs as a service named 'AVG Service' (avgsvc) "AVG Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • avguix.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AvgUi' and executes as C:\Program Files\AVG\Framework\Common\avguix.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • avguirnx.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AvgUi' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AVG\Framework\Common\avguirnx.exe" /lps=fmw.
  • avguix.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AvgUi' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AVG\Framework\Common\avguix.exe" /fmw.trayonly.

How do I remove AVG?

Quickly and completely remove AVG from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AVG from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AVG, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove AVG.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 48.79%
Windows 7 44.35%
Windows Vista 4.05%
Windows XP 2.78%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.75%
Windows 10 Home 18.73%
Windows 8.1 13.66%
Windows 7 Professional 10.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.81%
Windows 10 Pro 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.84%
  Germany 18.70%
  United Kingdom 7.99%
  Italy 4.50%
  Canada 4.14%
  Australia 1.75%
  Netherlands 1.56%
  Austria 1.44%
  France 1.30%
  Spain 1.10%
  Brazil 1.04%
  Sweden 0.91%
  Mexico 0.77%
  Ireland 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.85%
Acer 18.40%
Dell 17.68%
ASUS 9.94%
Toshiba 7.33%
Lenovo 6.53%
Medion 5.84%
Samsung 3.65%
Intel 0.93%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.20%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.55%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.25%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.20%

About AVG Technologies

AVG Technologies is a global leader in security software, protecting more than 110 million consumers and small business computer users in 167 countries.
Publisher URL: www.avg.com


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