What is avgserv.exe?

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 avgserv.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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Avgserv.exe file information

The process known as AvgServ - displays notification message belongs to software AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus - FREE or Antivirussystem AVG or AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus System by GRISOFT s.r.o ( or GRISOFT© SOFTWARE s.r.o (

Description: Avgserv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The avgserv.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 16,958 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 20,480 bytes or 12,288 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using avgserv.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus - FREE or AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus System (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify avgserv.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as avgserv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the avgserv.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

AVG Anti-virus
Part of Grisoft AVG Antivirus software
  dcope   (further information)
Leave it!;AVG Antivirus componant
Part of Grisoft AVG Antivirus software
Part of AVG Antivirus. Leave it be
Needed for the AVG anti-virus to run, leave it
AVG Antivirus server
  oamda   (further information)
AVG Resident Shield
Anti virus programme

Summary: Average user rating of avgserv.exe: based on 11 votes with 9 user comments. 11 users think avgserv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving avgserv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with avgserv. 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 avgserv.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.

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