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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,705
United States Rank #1,672
Reach 0.3974%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.59 days
577.86 days >
Average installed length: 303.62 days


2012.1.2265 0.68%
2012.1.2258 0.79%
2012.1.2250 5.16%
2012.1.2249 5.04%
2012.1.2247 32.63%
2012.1.2242 26.08%
2012.1.2241 3.65%
2012.1.2240 9.27%
2012.1.2238 6.61%
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2012.0.1913 1.67%
2012.0.1901 0.33%
2012.0.1890 0.08%
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2012.0.1796 0.11%
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12.0.2197 0.01%
12.0.1913 0.01%

AVG 2012

What is AVG 2012?

Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology.

About  (from AVG Technologies)

AVG AntiVirus goes beyond simply detecting and removing viruses on your PC. It also delivers great preventative protection that blocks infected links and files as you surf, checking everything before you click through.


AVG 2012 is a software program developed by AVG Technologies. The most common release is 2012.1.2247, 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 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 primary executable is named avgmfapx.exe. The setup package generally installs about 107 files and is usually about 118.42 MB (124,169,213 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 48% of users of AVG 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avg.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avg\avg2012
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgmfapx.exe" /AppMode=SETUP /Uninstall
Estimated size: 118.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AVG 2012

Program executable:avgmfapx.exe
Name:AVG Internet Security
AVG Installer Application
Signed by:AVG Technologies CZ
Path:C:\Program Files\avg\avg2012\avgmfapx.exe
AVG Installer Application for Antivirus and Antispyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology.
Additional files:
  • avgabout.dll - AVG Internet Security (AVG About Box Library)
  • avgadmclx.dll - AVG Admin Client
  • avgadvisorx.dll - AVG Advisor Library
  • avgameh.dll - AVG Alert Manager Library
  • avgamnot.dll - AVG Event Notification Library
  • avgamx.dll - AVG Alert Manager
  • avgapia.dll - AVG API Wrapper
  • avgapiimpla.dll - AVG API Module
  • avgapiimplx.dll
  • avgapix.dll
  • avgapps.dll - My Apps Resource Library
  • avgaspma.dll - AVG Antispam Module
  • avgaspmx.dll
  • avgcclia.dll - AVG Scanning Core Module - Client Part
  • avgcclix.dll
  • avgceix.dll - AVG Configuration Exporter
  • avgcerta.dll - AVG Cert SDK
  • avgcertx.dll
  • avgcfga.dll - AVG Configuration Module
  • avgcfgex.exe - AVG Configuration Management Application
  • avgcfglt.dll - AVG Setting Manager Library
  • avgcfgx.dll
  • avgchcla.dll - AVG Cache Manager Module - Client Part
  • avgchclx.dll
  • avgchjwa.dll - AVG Scanning Cache Module
  • avgchjwx.dll
  • avgclita.dll - AVG Scanning Core Module - Lite Version
  • avgclitx.dll
  • avgcmgr.exe - Prevalence reporter
  • avgcorea.dll - AVG Scanning Core Module
  • avgcorex.dll
  • avgcrema.exe - AVG Virus remover
  • avgcremx.exe
  • avgcsla.dll - AVG Common Client Library
  • avgcslx.dll
  • avgcsrva.exe - AVG Scanning Core Module - Server Part
  • avgcsrvx.exe
  • avgdecider.dll - AVG Decider Library
  • avgdiagex.exe - AVG Diagnostics Utility
  • avgdtiea.dll - AVG Do Not Track for IE
  • avgdtiex.dll
  • avgdumpa.exe - AVG Crash Dumper
  • avgdumpx.exe
  • avgemca.exe - AVG E-mail Scanner
  • avgemcx.exe
  • avgfws.exe - AVG Firewall Service
  • avgfwui.dll - AVG Firewall user interface
  • avgfwwlx.dll - AVG Firewall Wizard Library
  • avgidpmx.dll - AVG IDP Monitor Library
  • avgidpsdkx.dll - AVG Identity Protection Library
  • avgidsagent.exe - AVG Identity Protection Service
  • avglnga.dll - AVG Language Module
  • avglngx.dll
  • avgloga.dll - AVG Logging Library
  • avglogx.dll
  • avglscanx.exe - AVG LinkScanner Quick Scan
  • avgmfarx.dll - AVG Installer Resource Library
  • avgmtrapx.dll - AVG M-TRAP Reporting Library
  • avgmvfla.dll - AVG Move File Library
  • avgmvflx.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • avgse.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'AVG Shell Extension' with a class of {9F97547E-4609-42C5-AE0C-81C61FFAEBC3}.
3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • avgdtiex.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AVG Do Not Track' with the class of {31332EEF-CB9F-458F-AFEB-D30E9A66B6BA}.
  • 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).
  • avgdtiea.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AVG Do Not Track' with the class of {31332EEF-CB9F-458F-AFEB-D30E9A66B6BA}.
2 Internet Explorer Extensions
  • avgdtiex.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'DoNotTrackButton Class' with a class of {68BCFFE1-A2DA-4B40-9068-87ECBFC19D16}.
  • avgdtiea.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'DoNotTrackButton Class' with a class of {68BCFFE1-A2DA-4B40-9068-87ECBFC19D16}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • avgscanx.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WAKE UP AND SCAN' (runs daily at 3:00 AM).
  • avgcremx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EC437C0E-5E57-421C-9C2F-BC3D6C841BEB}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • avgfws.exe runs as a service named 'Cortafuegos de AVG' (avgfws) "Servicio de cortafuegos de AVG".
  • avgidsagent.exe runs as a service named 'AVGIDSAgent' (AVGIDSAgent) "Provides Identity Protection Against Cyber Crime.".
  • avgwdsvc.exe runs as a service named 'WatchDog de AVG' (avgwd) "Servicio de Watchdog de AVG".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • avgtray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVG_TRAY' which loads as "C:\Program\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe".
7 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • avgnsx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgnsx.exe'.
  • avgmfapx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgmfapx.exe'.
  • avgemcx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgemcx.exe'.
  • avgdiagex.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgdiagex.exe'.
  • avgwdsvc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe'.
  • avgemca.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgemca.exe'.
  • Plus 1 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:26.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0059415798%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00367915%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00226243%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,974,776
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:802.89 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:53.67 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:16.18 MB
Total CPU:0.0015611242%
Kernel CPU:0.00047185%
User CPU:0.00108928%
CPU cycles/sec:540,009
I/O reads/min:1.3 MB
I/O writes/min:32.16 KB
Memory:2.91 MB
Total CPU:0.0006469362%
Kernel CPU:0.00033946%
User CPU:0.00030748%
CPU cycles/sec:8,925
I/O reads/min:7.2 KB
I/O writes/min:340 Bytes

How do I remove AVG 2012?

You can uninstall AVG 2012 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AVG 2012, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 2012.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by AVG 2012 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.53%
Windows XP 12.87%
Windows Vista 10.53%
Windows 10 1.01%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.64%
Windows 7 Professional 11.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.61%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.85%
  United Kingdom 5.59%
  Brazil 4.08%
  Canada 3.50%
  Italy 2.43%
  Australia 2.40%
  Israel 1.79%
  Netherlands 1.73%
  Germany 1.55%
  Spain 1.34%
  Argentina 1.33%
  Belgium 1.21%
  India 1.20%
  France 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.24%
Dell 23.89%
Acer 17.92%
Toshiba 10.02%
ASUS 6.17%
Samsung 3.07%
Intel 2.27%
Lenovo 1.75%
American Megatrends 1.73%
Sahara 1.12%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.01%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.85%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.31%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.72%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.46%

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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