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Should I remove AVG Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #469
United States Rank #505
Reach 1.3594%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.71 days
404.32 days >
Average installed length: 212.44 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2016.151.8013 3.42%
2016.151.8012 1.73%
2016.151.8007 1.74%
2016.141.7999 0.25%
2016.141.7998 5.28%
2016.141.7996 0.12%
2016.141.7992 0.00%
2016.131.7924 0.83%
2016.121.7859 5.45%
2016.121.7858 0.68%
2016.111.7797 6.15%
2016.101.7752 5.99%
2016.91.7690 2.16%
2016.91.7688 2.64%
2016.91.7687 0.25%
2016.81.7640 4.71%
2016.81.7639 2.01%
2016.71.7598 0.66%
2016.71.7597 1.81%
2016.71.7596 1.57%
2016.70.7584 0.00%
2016.61.7539 2.28%
2016.61.7538 0.66%
2016.51.7497 4.75%
2016.51.7496 0.56%
2016.41.7442 6.17%
2016.41.7441 0.81%
2016.31.7357 4.49%
2016.31.7356 0.50%
2016.12.7303 5.05%
2016.12.7294 4.99%
2016.7.7227 6.24%
2016.7.7226 0.38%
2016.4.7163 2.52%
2016.4.7161 0.96%
2016.4.7160 0.06%
2016.3.7134 0.71%
17.4.3014 4.92%
17.3.3011 3.74%
17.3.3010 0.04%
17.2.3008 1.49%
17.1.3006 1.12%
16.161.8048 0.04%
16.161.8047 0.01%
16.161.8039 0.03%
16.161.8037 0.02%
16.161.8035 0.01%

AVG Protection

Overview

AVG Protection is a program developed by AVG Technologies. The most used version is 2016.7.7227, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is avgmfapx.exe. The software installer includes 91 files and is usually about 165.32 MB (173,349,859 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 47% of users of AVG Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avg\av
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVG\Setup\avgsetupx.exe /mode=offline /uninstall=av
Estimated size: 165.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AVG Protection

Program executable:avgmfapx.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\avg\av\avgmfapx.exe
MD5:17b1567941bad2a43d7c396d1bb72e24
Additional files:
  • avgadvisorx.dll - AVG Internet Security (AVG Advisor Library)
  • avgamps.exe - None
  • avgamsiprovidera.dll - AVG Amsi Provider
  • avgamsiproviderx.dll
  • avgapia.dll - AVG API Wrapper
  • 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
  • avgclita.dll - AVG Scanning Core Module - Lite Version
  • avgclitx.dll
  • avgcmgr.exe - Prevalence reporter
  • avgcmla.dll - AVG CML Library
  • avgcmlx.dll
  • avgcomdlga.exe - AVG Common Dialogs
  • avgcomma.dll - AVG Communication Module
  • avgcommx.dll
  • avgcorea.dll - AVG Scanning Core Module
  • avgcorex.dll
  • avgcrema.exe - AVG Virus remover
  • avgcsla.dll - AVG Common Client Library
  • avgcslx.dll
  • avgcsrva.exe - AVG Scanning Core Module - Server Part
  • avgcsrvx.exe
  • avgdecider.dll - AVG Decider Library
  • avgdetallocatora.dll - Avg Det Library
  • avgdetallocatorx.dll
  • avgdiagex.exe - AVG Diagnostics
  • avgduix.dll
  • avgdumpa.exe - AVG Crash Dumper
  • avgdumpx.exe
  • avgemca.exe - AVG E-mail Scanner
  • avgfilevaulta.dll - AVG Language Module
  • avgfilevaultx.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • avgamps.exe runs as a service named 'AvgAMPS' (AvgAMPS) "Provides protected service functionality for AVG.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • avgdiagex.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\Av\avgdiagex.exe'.

How do I remove AVG Protection?

You can uninstall AVG Protection 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 Protection, 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 Protection.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 62%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.52%
Windows 7 31.67%
Windows Vista 3.33%
Windows XP 2.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 36.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.88%
Windows 10 Pro 11.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.94%
Windows 7 Professional 6.89%
Windows 8.1 6.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.40%
  Italy 10.44%
  United Kingdom 7.19%
  Germany 3.54%
  Canada 3.44%
  Netherlands 2.77%
  France 2.34%
  Australia 2.13%
  Brazil 2.03%
  Spain 2.01%
  Sweden 1.06%
  Belgium 0.87%
  Poland 0.81%
  Norway 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.24%
Acer 19.17%
Dell 16.03%
ASUS 12.87%
Lenovo 7.64%
Toshiba 7.08%
Samsung 3.66%
GIGABYTE 2.91%
Intel 0.78%
MSI 0.62%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.08%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.73%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.17%
HP HP Notebook 3.85%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.81%

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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