What is AVGIDSAgent.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 AVGIDSAgent.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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AVGIDSAgent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AVGIDSAgent
AVGIDSAgent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AVG IDS application or AVG Identity Protection Service

belongs to software AVG Internet Security or AVG 2011 or RPS PerfectDiskStub or Bell Internet Security Services or RPS RpsCore or TELUS security services or AVG Identity Protection or AVG IDS

by AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o ( or AVG (

Description: AVGIDSAgent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AVGIDSAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 5,832,712 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 4,937,264 bytes and 23 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The AVGIDSAgent.exe file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. AVGIDSAgent.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with AVGIDSAgent.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software AVG 2011 or AVG 2013 using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs)
  2) turn to the software company, AVG, for advice.

Recommended: Identify AVGIDSAgent.exe related errors

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

DAS ist ein Produkt von AVG ;FIREWALL ETC
  schlaumeier   (further information)
avgidsagent.exe belongs to AVG Identity Protection agent.
  Billy Boy  
I came to know about it while installing AVG Anti Virus Software
  TSHERING Dukpa, Gangtok  
AVGIDSAgent.exe began acting up when I installed Windows XP Service pack 3, which archived system files. I have my doubts about Windows XP service pack 3. I reset my computer and reloaded AVG, and the exe has not been acting up.
Teil 1 (vrq:)....über Ihre Info zu dem AVGIDSAgent habe ich mich sehr gewundert! Die Ausführungen dazu sind vage und beliebig, keine der Ausführungen beantwortet die Fragen. 1.AVGIDSAgent lässt sich eben nicht über Windows/Systemsteuerung/software löschen, sondern ist im System AVG integriert; selbst AVG insgesamt lässt sich nicht so ohne weiteres löschen. 2. Die zweite FRage wird regelrecht ignoriert, aber um den Platz zu füllen gibt es Hinweise über Grundsätzliches bei Systemprozessen. In AVGIDSAgent steckt aber ID für Identification. Teil 2 (vrq): Fazit: AVGIDAgent ist ein penetrantes Toolchen, dass sich nicht mal mittels Eingabeaufforderung auf der MSDOS-Ebene löschen lässt. (Wer es versuchen will: in der registry löschen - sc delete "AVGIDSAgent"). AVG benutzte ich seit Jahren, ohne diesen Prozess (siehe Windows-Taskmanager). Abgesehn davon, dass der Prozess viel zuviel Ressourcen fordert, generell ein Problem mit AVG, kann es durchaus sein, dass es sich hier um einen Programmierfehler handelt und vom AVG-Team nachgebessert werden muss.
AVG is safe. However it is not a good virus scanner
it will not end from the task manager
  bobby mcgee  
avgidsagent.exe is supposed to run in the background, but when it begins doing whatever it does, it wants to hog all or nearly all of the cpu time, stopping whatever else was running (no available cpu time), until avgidsagent.exe is finished.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of AVGIDSAgent.exe: based on 8 votes with 8 user comments. 5 users think AVGIDSAgent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users don't grade AVGIDSAgent.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving AVGIDSAgent issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AVGIDSAgent. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 AVGIDSAgent.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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