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Average installed length: 186.24 days

AVG Free 9.0

What is AVG Free?  (from AVG Technologies)

Our job is to stop viruses before they even get to your PC. We check your files before you open them, your Facebook links before you click, your email before it gets to you and your websites before you visit them. With improved protection and new privacy features to help keep your private data private, you can be sure ...  Read more


AVG Free 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 setup package generally installs about 93 files and is usually about 97.59 MB (102,327,930 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 46% of users of AVG Free come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\setup.exe /UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 97.59 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AVG Free 9.0

  • avgabout.dll - AVG Internet Security (AVG About Box Library)
  • avgadvisorx.dll - AVG Advisor Library
  • avgamnot.dll - AVG Event Notification Library
  • avgapia.dll - AVG API Module
  • avgapiimplx.dll
  • avgapix.dll
  • avgapps.dll - My Apps Resource Library
  • 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
  • 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
  • avgcremx.exe - AVG Virus remover
  • avgcrlpa.dll - AVG Core RLP Module
  • avgcrlpx.dll
  • avgcslx.dll - AVG Common Client Library
  • avgcsrva.exe - AVG Scanning Core Module - Server Part
  • avgcsrvx.exe
  • avgdecider.dll - AVG Decider Library
  • avgdiagex.exe - AVG Diagnostics Utility
  • avgdtiex.dll
  • avgdumpa.exe - AVG Crash Dumper
  • avgdumpx.exe
  • avgemc.exe - AVG E-Mail Scanner
  • avgemcx.exe - AVG E-mail Scanner
  • avgfrw.exe - AVG First Run Wizard
  • avgidpmx.dll - AVG IDP Monitor Library
  • avgidsagent.exe - AVG Identity Protection Service
  • avginet.dll - AVG Update downloader
  • avgiproxy.exe
  • avglnga.dll - AVG Language Module
  • avglngx.dll
  • avgloga.dll - AVG Logging Library
  • avglogx.dll
  • avglscanx.exe - AVG LinkScanner Quick Scan
  • avglvea.dll - AVG Prevalence Reporting Library
  • avglvex.dll
  • avgmail.dll - AVG E-Mail Parsing Module
  • avgmfapx.exe - AVG Installer Application
  • avgmfarx.dll - AVG Installer Resource Library
  • avgmtrapx.dll - AVG M-TRAP Reporting Library
  • avgmvfla.dll - AVG Move File Library
  • avgmvflx.dll
  • avgnsa.exe - AVG Network scanner Service
  • avgnsx.exe
  • avgntdumpx.exe - AVG Crash Dumper (NTDLL)
  • avgntopensslx.dll - AVG NT OpenSSL 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}.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 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).
  • 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}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • avgdtiex.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'DoNotTrackButton Class' with a class of {68BCFFE1-A2DA-4B40-9068-87ECBFC19D16}.
3 Services
  • avgwdsvc.exe runs as a service named 'AVG WatchDog' (avg9wd).
  • avgemc.exe runs as a service named 'AVG Free E-mail Scanner' (avg9emc).
  • avgidsagent.exe runs as a service named 'AVGIDSAgent' (AVGIDSAgent) "La protezione dei dati personali contro i crimini informatici.".
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'.
  • avgemcx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\System\AntiVirus\avgemcx.exe'.
  • avgmfapx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgmfapx.exe'.
  • avgdiagex.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgdiagex.exe'.
  • avgwdsvc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.58 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000423704%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001982%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002255%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,336
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:122 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
105.02 KB average
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
Memory:36.71 MB
Total CPU:0.0022556631%
Kernel CPU:0.00106021%
User CPU:0.00119545%
CPU cycles/sec:5,927,059
I/O reads/min:68.51 KB
I/O writes/min:238.95 KB

How do I remove AVG Free?

You can uninstall AVG Free 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 Free 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 Free.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by AVG Free 9.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.30%
Windows Vista 23.60%
Windows XP 21.19%
Windows 10 0.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.69%
Windows 7 Professional 5.42%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.59%
  United Kingdom 6.47%
  Italy 3.00%
  Israel 2.91%
  Canada 2.91%
  Australia 2.81%
  Sweden 2.53%
  Brazil 2.44%
  Germany 2.35%
  Belgium 2.25%
  France 2.16%
  Netherlands 1.88%
  Spain 1.50%
  Portugal 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.55%
Dell 22.83%
Acer 18.41%
Toshiba 9.91%
Sahara 4.07%
Intel 3.89%
ASUS 2.83%
Lenovo 2.65%
Samsung 2.12%
American Megatrends 1.77%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.14%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 3.45%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.45%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.76%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.41%

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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