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What is avgnt.exe?

Part of AntiVir Desktop by Avira GmbH

What is it?

Antivirus System Tray Tool for Avira Antivirus runs as a background process which checks every file opened or downloaded. Like many antivirus programs, it can run a full or custom scan to check the computer for malware in order to remove them. It updates its virus definitions automatically everyday by default using the Internet.
Description of avgnt.exe from Avira GmbH
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How does avgnt.exe run?

Process - avgnt.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does avgnt.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - avgnt.exe is registered with the run identifier 'avgnt' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the avgnt.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of avgnt.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avgnt.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01002% CPU100177.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.16 MB RAM28.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
86 GDI objects57.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          21 context switches/sec21.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\avgnt.exe

Are there other versions of AntiVir Desktop?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by AntiVir Desktop.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

About Avira GmbH

Avira Operations GmbH is a German antivirus software company. Avira is one of the most widely used antivirus programs in the world, with 100 million users world More...
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File details

File name: avgnt.exe
Publisher: Avira GmbH (verified)
Name: AntiVir Desktop
Description: Antivirus System Tray Tool
Size: 276.16 KB
Original file name: avgnt.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Avira GmbH
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/10/2009
Expiration date: 2/11/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0328788992%
Privileged CPU: 0.0228611096%
User CPU: 0.01001778961443%
Privileged CPU time: 890.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 21
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 95.83 MB
Peak committed memory: 182.45 MB
Paged memory: 6.16 MB
Peak paged memory: 86.48 MB
Paged system memory: 179.73 KB
Non-paged system memory: 20.56 KB
Working set memory: 2.75 MB
Peak working set memory: 92.64 MB
Min working set memory: 2.41 MB
Private memory: 6.16 MB
Page faults: 161,355
Page faults /min: 0
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 86
Peak GDI objects: 88
USER objects: 22
Peak USER objects: 22
Handle count average: 261
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: avgnt
Command: "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min

Image hashes

MD5: cf4a0e2c240501c826977acc5f0e8411
SHA-1: c7932830f12dade01903f7968c006482cbbb30a9
SHA-256: d50e010f89a764e3912be2cea8f72e36b181d7b5625d2873945549cca854985c

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File entropy: 6.38672
File packed: No
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