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Average installed length: 339.49 days

AVG 9.0

What is AVG?  (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 9.0 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to 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 programs's main executable is avgam.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 5.01 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 106 files and is usually about 95.35 MB (99,981,445 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 36% of users of AVG come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avg.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\setup.exe /UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 95.35 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AVG 9.0

Program executable:avgam.exe
Name:AVG Internet Security
AVG Alert Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgam.exe
AVG Alert Manager - 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)
  • avgadmcl.dll - AVG9 Admin Client
  • 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
  • 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
  • avgchsva.exe - AVG Cache Server
  • avgchsvx.exe
  • 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
  • avgcslx.dll - AVG Common Client Library
  • avgcsrva.exe - AVG Scanning Core Module - Server Part
  • avgcsrvx.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
  • avgfws9.exe - AVG Firewall Service
  • avgfwui.dll - AVG Firewall user interface
  • avgfwwiz.dll - AVG Firewall Wizard Library
  • avgfwwiz.exe - AVG Firewall Wizard
  • avgidpsdkx.dll - AVG Identity Protection Library
  • 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
  • avgmtrapx.dll - AVG M-TRAP Reporting Library
  • avgmvfla.dll - AVG Move File Library
  • avgmvflx.dll
  • avgnsa.exe - AVG Network scanner Service
  • avgnsx.exe
  • avgoff2k.dll - Office 2000+ anti-virus extension
  • avgpp.dll - Safe Search pluggable protocol
  • avgresf.dll - AVG User Interface Additional Resource Library
  • avgrkta.dll - AVG Rootkit Scanner Library

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}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • 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).
3 Services
  • avgemc.exe runs as a service named 'AVG Free E-mail Scanner' (avg9emc).
  • avgwdsvc.exe runs as a service named 'AVG WatchDog' (avg9wd).
  • avgfws9.exe runs as a service named 'AVG Firewall' (avgfws9).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • avgtray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DATAMNGR' which loads as C:\Program Files1\SEARCH~2\Datamngr\DATAMN~2.EXE.
6 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • avgnsx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe'.
  • avgemc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe'.
  • avgupd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVGLS9\avgupd.exe'.
  • avgdiagex.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgdiagex.exe'.
  • avgam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgam.exe'.
  • avgwdsvc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010694080%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00057627%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00049313%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:187,510
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:10.24 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:905 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.58 MB
Total CPU:0.0000423704%
Kernel CPU:0.00001982%
User CPU:0.00002255%
CPU cycles/sec:1,336
I/O reads/min:122 Bytes
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
Memory:80.96 MB
Total CPU:0.0152073727%
Kernel CPU:0.00923040%
User CPU:0.00597698%
CPU cycles/sec:1,461,187
I/O reads/min:21.82 KB
I/O writes/min:158.17 KB

How do I remove AVG?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AVG 9.0, 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by AVG 9.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
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 75.89%
Windows XP 12.44%
Windows Vista 9.49%
Windows 10 2.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.20%
Windows 7 Professional 15.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.92%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.54%
  Italy 5.14%
  United Kingdom 4.32%
  Spain 3.38%
  Netherlands 3.11%
  India 2.30%
  Canada 2.03%
  MA 2.03%
  Hungary 1.89%
  Germany 1.76%
  Australia 1.62%
  Egypt 1.62%
  France 1.62%
  Argentina 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.83%
Hewlett-Packard 25.37%
Dell 20.73%
ASUS 8.54%
Toshiba 3.66%
Intel 3.41%
Samsung 3.17%
American Megatrends 2.68%
Lenovo 1.22%
Sahara 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.31%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.76%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.76%
Acer Aspire 5542 2.21%

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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