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AVG 8.5

What is AVG?  (from AVG Technologies)

AVG AntiVirus Free not only gives you the top-quality antivirus protection and security features that you'd usually expect only from a paid product, but added privacy features for 2014 help keep your personal information safe both online and on your PC, and the new integrated File Shredder permanently deletes sensitive...  Read more

Overview

AVG 8.5 is a software program developed by AVG Technologies. 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. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 88 files and is usually about 117.12 MB (122,807,163 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 32% of users of AVG come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\setup.exe /UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 117.12 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AVG 8.5

  • avg7api.dll - AVG Internet Security (AVG7 Kernel Compatibility)
  • avgabout.dll - AVG About Box Library
  • avgam.exe - AVG Alert Manager
  • avgameh.dll - AVG Alert Manager Library
  • avgamnot.dll - AVG Event Notification Library
  • avgapia.dll - AVG API Module
  • avgapix.dll
  • avgaspmx.dll - AVG Antispam Module
  • avgcclia.dll - AVG Scanning Core Module - Client Part
  • avgcclix.dll
  • avgcfga.dll - AVG Configuration Module
  • avgcfgex.exe - AVG Configuration Management Application
  • avgcfgx.dll
  • avgclita.dll - AVG Scanning Core Module - Lite Version
  • avgclitx.dll
  • avgcmgr.exe - Prevalence reporter
  • avgcorea.dll - AVG Scanning Core Module
  • avgcorex.dll
  • avgcrlpa.dll - AVG Core RLP Module
  • avgcrlpx.dll
  • avgcsrva.exe - AVG Scanning Core Module - Server Part
  • avgcsrvx.exe
  • avgdiag.dll - AVG Diagnostics
  • avgdiag.exe
  • avgdiagex.exe - AVG Diagnostics Utility
  • avgdumpa.exe - AVG Crash Dumper
  • avgdumpx.exe
  • avgemc.exe - AVG E-Mail Scanner
  • avgfrw.exe - AVG First Run Wizard
  • avgfws8.exe - AVG Firewall Service
  • avgfwui.dll - AVG Firewall user interface
  • avgfwwiz.dll - AVG Firewall Wizard Library
  • avgfwwiz.exe - AVG Firewall Wizard
  • avginet.dll - AVG Update downloader
  • avgiproxy.exe
  • avglnga.dll - AVG Language Module
  • avglngx.dll
  • avgloga.dll - AVG Logging Library
  • avglogx.dll
  • avglvea.dll - AVG Prevalence Reporting Library
  • avglvex.dll
  • avgmail.dll - AVG E-Mail Parsing Module
  • avgmvfla.dll - AVG Move File Library
  • avgmvflx.dll
  • avgnsa.exe - AVG Network scanner Service
  • avgnsx.exe
  • avgoff2k.dll - Office 2000+ anti-virus extension
  • avgresf.dll - AVG User Interface Additional Resource Library
  • avgrkta.dll - AVG Rootkit Scanner Library
  • avgrktx.dll
  • avgrsa.exe - AVG Resident Shield Service
  • avgrsx.exe
  • avgscana.dll - AVG Scanning Module
  • avgscana.exe - AVG Command-line Scanning Utility
  • avgscanx.dll
  • avgscanx.exe
  • avgsched.dll - AVG Scheduler Module
  • avgse.dll - AVG Shell Extension
  • avgspmui.dll - AVG AntiSpam user interface
  • avgsrmax.exe - AVG Scan Action Executor
  • avgsrmx.dll - AVG Scan Result Manager Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • avgse.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'AVG8 Shell Extension' with a class of {9F97547E-4609-42C5-AE0C-81C61FFAEBC3}.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • avgtoolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AVG Security Toolbar' with the class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E}.
  • avgssie.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AVG Safe Search' with the class of {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} (WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • avgtoolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'AVG Security Toolbar' with the class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} (999824278).
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • avgtoolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'AVG Security Toolbar' with a class of {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E}.
3 Services
  • avgwdsvc.exe runs as a service named 'AVG8 WatchDog' (avg8wd).
  • avgfws8.exe runs as a service named 'AVG8 Firewall' (avgfws8).
  • avgemc.exe runs as a service named 'AVG8 E-mail Scanner' (avg8emc).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • avgtray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVG8_TRAY' which loads as C:\Program Files1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe.
6 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • avgnsx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe'.
  • avgdiagex.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgdiagex.exe'.
  • avgdiag.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgdiag.exe'.
  • avgam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgam.exe'.
  • avgupd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgupd.exe'.
  • avgemc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

avgcsrvx.exe
Memory:20.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009170669%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012545%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00079162%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:942
70 average
I/O reads/min:97.35 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:26.84 MB
105.02 KB average
avgemc.exe
Memory:4.04 MB
Total CPU:0.0009056658%
Kernel CPU:0.00017428%
User CPU:0.00073139%
Switches/sec:6
I/O reads/min:2.49 KB
I/O writes/min:15 Bytes
avgnsa.exe
Memory:6.61 MB
Total CPU:0.0119795012%
Kernel CPU:0.00640026%
User CPU:0.00557924%
Switches/sec:3

How do I remove AVG?

Quickly and completely remove AVG 8.5 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 8.5, 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.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by AVG 8.5 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win Server 2003 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.08%
Windows XP 22.30%
Windows Vista 15.54%
Windows 8 5.41%
Windows Server 2003 0.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.24%
Windows 7 Professional 8.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.84%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.52%
  Italy 6.06%
  India 5.45%
  Brazil 4.85%
  United Kingdom 4.24%
  Canada 3.64%
  Israel 3.03%
  Australia 2.42%
  Egypt 2.42%
  Saudi Arabia 2.42%
  Belgium 1.82%
  France 1.82%
  Mexico 1.82%
  Netherlands 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Dell 23.00%
Toshiba 7.00%
GIGABYTE 6.00%
American Megatrends 6.00%
Sahara 3.00%
ASUS 3.00%
Intel 2.00%
Gateway 1.00%
Common models
Positivo Informatica SA C... 2.88%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.92%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.92%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.92%
Acer Aspire 5335 1.92%
Acer Aspire 5735 1.92%

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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