What is avgam.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 avgam.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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Avgam.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with avgam
Avgam.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AVG Alert Manager belongs to software AVG Internet Security by AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (

Description: Avgam.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The avgam.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 832,792 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 638,744 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The program is not visible. Avgam.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The avgam.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using avgam.exe, you may want to uninstall AVG 2011 or AVG software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7) or search the support area on the AVG website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as avgam.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the avgam.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

avgam.exe is part of AVG Internet Security, located in C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgam.exe
C:\Windows\System32\services.exe";"Trojaner: Patched_c.LXT

Summary: Average user rating of avgam.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think avgam.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving avgam issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with avgam. 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 avgam.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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