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Should I remove AVG Anti-Spyware?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,032
United States Rank #42,983
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AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5


AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 is a program developed by Grisoft. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 avgas.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 37.9 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 18.93 MB (19,853,740 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 32% of users of AVG Anti-Spyware come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.grisoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 18.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5

Program executable:avgas.exe
Name:AVG Anti-Spyware
Path:C:\Program Files\grisoft\avg anti-spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • context.dll - AVG Anti-Spyware (Context-Menu (Shell Extension))
  • context64.dll
  • engine.dll - AVG Anti-Spyware Scan Engine
  • guard.exe - AVG Anti-Spyware guard
  • shellexecutehook.dll - AVG Anti-Spyware shellexecutehook
  • shellexecutehook64.dll
  • avgascln.sys - AVG7 Clean Driver
  • guard.sys
  • help.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • context.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'AVG Anti-Spyware' with a class of {8934FCEF-F5B8-468f-951F-78A921CD3920}.
  • context64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'AVG Anti-Spyware' with a class of {8934FCEF-F5B8-468f-951F-78A921CD3920}.
  • guard.exe runs as a service named 'AVG Anti-Spyware Guard' (AVG Anti-Spyware Guard).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • avgas.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '!AVG Anti-Spyware' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:37.9 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0830406613%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.07452163%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00851903%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:243,750
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:16.27 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:12 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:27.76 MB
Total CPU:0.0332217589%
Kernel CPU:0.01728483%
User CPU:0.01593693%
CPU cycles/sec:70,990
I/O reads/min:16.09 KB
I/O writes/min:173 Bytes

How do I remove AVG Anti-Spyware?

You can uninstall AVG Anti-Spyware 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 Anti-Spyware 7.5, 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 Anti-Spyware.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.36%
Windows 10 25.45%
Windows XP 10.91%
Windows Vista 7.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 8.1 12.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.45%
Windows 8 3.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.75%
  Canada 19.05%
  France 6.35%
  India 6.35%
  Spain 4.76%
  DZ 3.17%
  Germany 3.17%
  Egypt 3.17%
  Singapore 1.59%
  Brazil 1.59%
  UA 1.59%
  RS 1.59%
  Finland 1.59%
  Austria 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.21%
Acer 25.64%
Dell 7.69%
ASUS 7.69%
Lenovo 7.69%
Toshiba 5.13%
Intel 5.13%
American Megatrends 5.13%
Gateway 2.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite S55-A 2.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 2.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 2.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.00%


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