What is avgagent.exe?

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 avgagent.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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Avgagent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with avgagent
Avgagent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AvgAgent - remote administration helper service belongs to software AVG Anti-Virus system or AVG7 Remote Support Service (AvgAgent) or Java 2 Runtime Environment by GRISOFT, s.r.o ( or AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (

Description: Avgagent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The avgagent.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 397,312 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 380,928 bytes, 389,120 bytes or 364,544 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Avgagent.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If avgagent.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 738,584 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. Avgagent.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The avgagent.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Avgagent.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Java 2 Runtime Environment come up, you may want to uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as avgagent.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the avgagent.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

Agent used by Grisoft Network Edition, safe

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

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Best practices for resolving avgagent issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with avgagent. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the avgagent.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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