What is avgnt.exe?
Avgnt.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if avgnt.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Avgnt.exe file information
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 file avgnt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\).
Known file sizes on Windows 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 also read the users 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
If avgnt.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 45% dangerous. The file size is 327,720 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 262,184 bytes or 180,327 bytes. The file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders).
If avgnt.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 233,512 bytes. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file.
If avgnt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 103,280 bytes.
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.
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