Avgntflt.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if avgntflt.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.
The process known as AVIRA Minifilter Driver or Avira Minifilter Driver or H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH Minifilter Driver belongs to software Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition or AntiVir Workstation by Avira GmbH (www.avira.com) or AVIRA GmbH (www.avira.com) or H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH (www.free-av.com).
Description: Avgntflt.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Avgntflt.sys is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 48,448 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 45,104 bytes and 5 more variants.
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The avgntflt.sys file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The program has no file description. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
It is possible to uninstall Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition or Avira Premium Security Suite software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista).
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If avgntflt.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, the security rating is 11% dangerous. The file size is 55,640 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 84,744 bytes and 7 more variants. The program has no visible window. The avgntflt.sys file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. avgntflt.sys appears to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as avgntflt.sys. Therefore, you should check the avgntflt.sys 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 avgntflt. 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 avgntflt.sys 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.