The genuine avgui.exe file is a software component of AVG Internet Security by AVG Technologies. AVG Technologies products provide internet security, protection of personal privacy and identity, and performance optimization for over 187 million active users worldwide, as of March 2014. This module draws the User Interface Window for AVG Internet Security. Windows XP users had problems in 2011 with avgui.exe being unresponsive and slow to draw the User Interface, and taking up 50% of CPU resources. AVG forums suggested a fix which only some users seemed to find helpful. AVG was founded in 1991 as Grisoft in the Czech Republic, sold in 2001 to Benson Oak Capital Acquisitions, and acquired its present name in 2008. Intel Capital and Enterprise Investors became a 65% owner in 2005. AVG has shown a pattern of adding new technologies such as LinkScanner and security for Android mobile devices by acquiring the companies that developed them. Their headquarters is now in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
AVGUI stands for AVG User Interface
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 avgui.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.
Description: Avgui.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file avgui.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 3,147,384 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 3,143,800 bytes and 11 more variants.
The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is a Verisign signed file. The program has no visible window. Avgui.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In the event of any problems with avgui.exe, you may want to do the following:
1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > AVG 2013 or AVG 2014)
2) visit the www.avg.com website.
Recommended: Identify avgui.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as avgui.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the avgui.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 avgui. 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 avgui.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.