What is GUCI_AVS.exe?

The genuine GUCI_AVS.exe file is a software component of Registry Monitor by PixArt Imaging Incorporation.
The monitor process for the PixArt webcam hardware, this process has a user interface that is accessed through the system tray. When minimized, it runs as a background process and tracks changes to the registry when programs are installed or changed that require or request use of the PixArt webcam.

GUCI_AVS stands for Graphical User Client Interface Advanced Visual System

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 GUCI_AVS.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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GUCI_AVS.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with GUCI_AVS
GUCI_AVS.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Registry Monitor belongs to software Registry Monitor by PixArt Imaging Incorporation (

Description: GUCI_AVS.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. GUCI_AVS.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 323,584 bytes (82% of all occurrences), 314,880 bytes, 327,328 bytes or 35,332 bytes. 
GUCI_AVS.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. GUCI_AVS.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify GUCI_AVS.exe related errors

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

Very little. I opend both machines with Resurce monitor. The one with possibel mallaware had a huge number of files running, the other one not. Opend IE to see Gauci could be, and I risked and suspended Gauci. The list of runing files reduced to minimum and the blue diagram disapered. Now waiting to se results I had he disk Defragmenter on as well. Defragmenting finished in a sec. Opened IE, and my documents, and folders opened ina sec. much faster then ever.
  Klaudio Vinkerlić  

Summary: Average user rating of GUCI_AVS.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks GUCI_AVS.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving GUCI_AVS issues

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