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What is avgwdsvc.exe?

Avgwdsvc.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if avgwdsvc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Avgwdsvc.exe file information

The process known as AVG Watchdog Service or AVG 2012 belongs to software AVG Internet Security by AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (www.freeavg.com) or AVG Technologies (www.freeavg.com).

Description: Avgwdsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. avgwdsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 297,752 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 231,704 bytes and 18 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/avgwdsvc.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ AVG Free or AVG.

Recommended: Identify avgwdsvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as avgwdsvc.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the avgwdsvc.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

Part of the AVG anti-virus system
  Arran Fortuna  
Part of AVG, sucks up cpu though.
Part of AVG Security Suite and called AVG WatchDog
AVG Technologies antivirus
  patternman   (further information)
Localization: c:\program files\AVG Size: 301kb
Strang I hav and had NO AVG installed, but I exists!
AVG antivirus service that runs on winxp startup - causes crashes after a repair to winxp. Never use AVG.
Part of AVG antivirus - takes a lot of cpu
  Alexandru Balanici  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of avgwdsvc.exe: based on 10 votes with 8 user comments.
6 users think avgwdsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks avgwdsvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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