What is avgchsvx.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 avgchsvx.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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Avgchsvx.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with avgchsvx
Avgchsvx.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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

Description: Avgchsvx.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file avgchsvx.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,101,152 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 1,055,000 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The avgchsvx.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with avgchsvx.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of AVG Free or AVG (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) consult's Customer Service for advice.

Recommended: Identify avgchsvx.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as avgchsvx.exe. Therefore, you should check the avgchsvx.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

Avgchsvx.exe is a part of the AVG antivirus software setup process. It eats up a lot of memory and continues to run even after AVG installation is complete.

Summary: Average user rating of avgchsvx.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving avgchsvx issues

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