What is avgrsstx.dll?

Avgrsstx.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if avgrsstx.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Avgrsstx.dll file information

The process known as AVG Resident Shield Starter belongs to software AVG Internet Security or AVG Resident Shield Starter by AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o ( or AVG Technologies (

Description: Avgrsstx.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Avgrsstx.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 10,520 bytes (67% of all occurrences), 11,952 bytes and 4 more variants. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The avgrsstx.dll file is not a Windows system file. The avgrsstx.dll file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). avgrsstx.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of avgrsstx.dll, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > AVG Internet Security), turn to the software developer, Freeavg, for advice or update to a possibly bug-fixed version.

Recommended: Identify avgrsstx.dll related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as avgrsstx.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the avgrsstx.dll 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

Scans files as they are copied, opened and saved, and if a threat is found it forbids its activation
  RichY   (further information)
We suggest you to remove AVGRSSTX.DLL from your computer as soon as possible. AVGRSSTX.DLL is Trojan/Backdoor. Kill the file AVGRSSTX.DLL and remove AVGRSSTX.DLL from Windows startup.
  Rider   (further information)
part of avg internet security. spyware can hide inside this file if found in c.\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
Resident Shield driver for on-access scanning. Part of AVG security software (Anti-Virus, Internet Security).
  Jiri   (further information)
This is the run.time part of AVG antivirus.
  Thomas Larsen   (further information)
its virus
  ahmad abdulhamid  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of avgrsstx.dll: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 5 users think avgrsstx.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users suspect danger. One user thinks avgrsstx.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving avgrsstx issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with avgrsstx. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 avgrsstx.dll 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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