What is avwebgrd.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 avwebgrd.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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Avwebgrd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with avwebgrd
Avwebgrd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AntiVir WebGuard Service or Avira WebGuard Service

belongs to software Avira Premium Security Suite or Avira AntiVir Premium or Avira Free Antivirus or Avira Internet Security or Avira Product Family or Avira Antivirus Premium

by Avira GmbH ( or Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG.

Description: Avwebgrd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file avwebgrd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 258,305 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 434,945 bytes and 24 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. Avwebgrd.exe is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Avwebgrd.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of avwebgrd.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software Avira AntiVir Premium or Avira Free Antivirus using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) go to the support area [1][2] of the Avira website
  3) look for a new, improved version [1][2].

Recommended: Identify avwebgrd.exe related errors

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

Avira AVP Antivirus
web guard activity
When connected to the internet the AVWEBGRD.EXE file uses up data at a rate of about 75MB in a couple of seconds on a daily basis.
Screens Internet Traffic to protect from bad traffic.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of avwebgrd.exe: based on 13 votes with 4 user comments. 7 users think avwebgrd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user thinks avwebgrd.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving avwebgrd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with avwebgrd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the avwebgrd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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