What is avgfws.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 avgfws.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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Avgfws.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with avgfws
Avgfws.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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

Description: Avgfws.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The avgfws.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,580,352 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 1,486,664 bytes and 17 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. Avgfws.exe is not a Windows core file. Avgfws.exe is a Verisign signed file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Avgfws.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with avgfws.exe, you can remove the entire program AVG or AVG 2013 using Windows Control Panel or search for help on the company's website.

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

Virus que impossibilita meus processos de agirem corretamente,desistalei o AVG,e mesmo assim isso continou no meu pc.

Summary: Average user rating of avgfws.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks avgfws.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving avgfws issues

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