What is avgcsrvx.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 avgcsrvx.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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Avgcsrvx.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with avgcsrvx
Avgcsrvx.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AVG Scanning Core Module - Server Part belongs to software AVG Internet Security or AVG 2012 by AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o ( or AVG Technologies (

Description: Avgcsrvx.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Avgcsrvx.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 693,016 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 702,744 bytes and 28 more variants. 
The program is not visible. Avgcsrvx.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with avgcsrvx.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) completely remove AVG Free or AVG 2013 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the website.

Recommended: Identify avgcsrvx.exe related errors

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

Part of the AVG anti-virus system
  Arran Fortuna  
It is apart of the AVG, the only time it is used is when AVG is doing a computer Scan. Its not dangerous at all
  Kyl Peeples  
uses lots of memory
is process for AVG Internet Security
slows down machine; sometimes locks up
Hmmm...part of AVG, which I am supposed to have disabled, but which is running on my machine...! Possibly via Firefox or Excel (when I went to remove it, it said that Excel had to be closed before continuing...?!). So now it is all going away. So my rating is that it is annoying and exhibiting behaviour which may be dangerous.
After installation of AVGFREE 2013 it started to hog almost 200 Megabytes of memory. It is supposed to be active only while scanning, but at my PC it runs 24/7.
  pcbflare   (further information)
getting BSoD due to memory corruption. Windb says this is due to Avgcsrvx.exe. AVG 2014 installed. John

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of avgcsrvx.exe: based on 10 votes with 8 user comments. 4 users think avgcsrvx.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving avgcsrvx issues

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