What is avgidsagent.exe?

The genuine avgidsagent.exe file is a software component of AVG Internet Security by AVG.
AVG Internet Security is a suite of security programs dedicated to protecting computers from malicious software. Avgidsagent.exe launches Identity Protection, a component of AVG Internet Security. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. AVG Internet Security contains the AVG Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Rootkit, Web Shield, LinkScanner, Firewall, Anti-Spam, Identity Protection, Security Toolbar, and System Tools protection components. The product is available for the Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, and OS X operating systems. AVG Technologies is a Dutch company that develops solutions in internet security, system optimization, and identity protection. AVG (originally called Grisoft) was formed in 1991 by Jan Gritzbach and Tomáš Hofer in the Czech Republic. It was acquired by Avast Software in 2016. AVG Technologies is currently based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

AVGIdSAgent stands for AVG Identity Protection Service Agent

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 Identity Protection Service or AVG IDS application

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 10/8/7/XP are 5,832,712 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 4,937,264 bytes and 50 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 13% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with avgidsagent.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software AVG 2011 or AVG 2013 using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  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

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.
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.
IDENTITY PROTECTION (IDENTITY PROTECTION, IDENTITY ALERT)AVG ANTIvirus The Identity component protects your computer by constantly monitoring all running applications and processes, watching for any potentially malicious activity. It also checks regularly whether your personal details have not become a subject of misuse on the Internet. ight click on Computer choose Manage / Services and Applications / Services. Find right click on AVGIDSAgent choose Properties and change Startup type to "Disabled
Slow Windows, shutdown a lot
  BEN   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of avgidsagent.exe: based on 11 votes with 8 user comments. 6 users think avgidsagent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 3 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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.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: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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