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 10/8/7/XP are 3,147,384 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 3,653,136 bytes and 42 more variants.
The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. The avgui.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. Avgui.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If avgui.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 5,179,408 bytes. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. Avgui.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. Avgui.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
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 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 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.