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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,331
United States Rank #22,937
Reach 0.0027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.70 days
463.18 days >
Average installed length: 243.36 days


10.2.0 88.89%
10.1.7 11.11%

AVG Family Safety

What is AVG Family Safety?  (from AVG Technologies)

AVG Family Safety┬« uses key-stroke technology to monitor your child's activities in chat-rooms and on social networking sites. If it spots words, phrases or language that are known to be used to victimize children online, it will notify you immediately via SMS or email. Create unique logins and accounts for every chil...  Read more


AVG Family Safety is a software program developed by AVG Technologies. The most common release is 10.2.0, 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. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 12.44 MB (13,047,581 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 90% of users of AVG Family Safety come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avg.com/avg-family-safety
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG Family Safety\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG Family Safety\Setup.exe -u
Estimated size: 12.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AVG Family Safety

  • avgfasui.exe - AVG Family Safety (AVG Family Safety for the Desktop)
  • Auth.dll (by Bsecure Technologies) - Bsecure Endpoint Security (Auth Dynamic Link Library)
  • BsecAC.dll (by Bsecure Technologies) - BsecAC Application
  • BsecAM.dll - BSecAM Dynamic Link Library
  • BsecAvUI.exe - BsecAvUI Application
  • BsecKL.dll - BsecKL Dynamic Link Library
  • BsecPol.dll - BsecPol Dynamic Link Library
  • BsecSQL.dll - SQLite Dynamic Link Library
  • BsecTray.exe - BsecTray Application
  • BsecWHP.dll - BSecWHP Dynamic Link Library
  • BsecWMI.dll - BsecWMI Dynamic Link Library
  • BsecXML.dll - BsXML Dynamic Link Library
  • BsecZlib.dll - BsecZlib Dynamic Link Library
  • HttpBridge.dll - HttpProx Dynamic Link Library
  • HttpComm.dll - HttpComm Dynamic Link Library
  • InetCtrl.exe - InetCtrl Application
  • Inst32.exe - Inst Application
  • Inst64.exe
  • iTunesPC.dll - iTunesPC Dynamic Link Library
  • PC.dll - PC Dynamic Link Library
  • SessIPC.dll - SessIPC Dynamic Link Library
  • Setup.exe - Setup Application
  • UninsOld.dll - UninsOld Dynamic Link Library
  • Unzip.dll - Unzip Dynamic Link Library
  • Util.dll - Util Dynamic Link Library
  • BsecAMX.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • InetCtrl.exe runs as a service named 'AVG Family Safety' (Bsecure) "AVG Family Safety".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BsecTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVG Family Safety' which loads as C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG Family Safety\BsecTray.exe.

How do I remove AVG Family Safety?

You can uninstall AVG Family Safety 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 Family Safety, 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 Family Safety.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.37%
Windows 10 20.37%
Windows Vista 7.41%
Windows XP 1.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.41%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.41%
Windows 8 3.70%
Windows 10 Pro 3.70%
Windows 8.1 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.77%
  Canada 2.27%
  United Kingdom 2.27%
  South Africa 1.14%
  UA 1.14%
  India 1.14%
  Czech Republic 1.14%
  Italy 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.43%
Toshiba 19.15%
Hewlett-Packard 17.02%
Lenovo 8.51%
Acer 4.26%
ASUS 4.26%
Compaq 2.13%
Alienware 2.13%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 5.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665D 3.92%
Dell Inspiron 530s 3.92%
XFX MB-750I-72P9 1.96%
VIZIO CA24T-B0 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite L845 1.96%

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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