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 avgnt.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.
The process known as Antivirus System Tray Tool or Avira System Tray Tool or AntiVir Guard/XP Control Program or Antivirus System Tray Tool (Desktop)
belongs to software Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition or Avira AntiVir Personal - Free or Avira Free Antivirus or AntiVir PersonalEdition or Avira Premium Security Suite or AntiVir Guard Control Program or Avira Internet Security (version 2012) or Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus or Avira Product Family or Avira AntiVir Premium or AntiVir Workstation or Avira Antivirus Premium (version 2012)
by Avira GmbH (www.avira.com) or Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG or H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH (www.free-av.com).
Description: Avgnt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The avgnt.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\).
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 233,512 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 229,416 bytes and 36 more variants.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. Avgnt.exe is not a Windows core file. Avgnt.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with avgnt.exe, you may want to do the following:
1) remove the entire program Avira AntiVir using Windows Control Panel
2) get help from the software vendor Avira
3) look for a new, improved version.
Recommended: Identify avgnt.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as avgnt.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the avgnt.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with avgnt. 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 avgnt.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.