What is AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe?

The genuine AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe file is a software component of AVG Secure Search by AVG.
AVG Secure Search is a known PUP (potentially unwanted program) that hijacks web browsers by redirecting search results and changing the homepage. AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe runs automatic updates for AVG Secure Search. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. AVG Secure Search is a browser toolbar that protects users against harmful websites by monitoring links being visited through web browsers. The program offers safety ratings for each link mentioned in search results, allowing users to assess the safety of sites prior to visiting them. AVG Technologies is a Dutch company that develops solutions in internet security, system optimization, and identity protection. AVG (originally called Grisoft) was formed in 1991 by Jan Gritzbach and Tomáš Hofer in the Czech Republic. It was acquired by Avast Software in 2016. AVG Technologies is currently based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

AVG-Secure-Search-Update stands for AVG Secure Search Updater

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe file information

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Description: AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,277,464 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to search for help on the company's website or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > AVG Technologies).

Recommended: Identify AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

AVG Update driver .... If you don't mind resource hogging ... not a problem
  Bonzo Bonham  

Summary: Average user rating of AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving AVG-Secure-Search-Update issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AVG-Secure-Search-Update. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AVG-Secure-Search-Update.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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