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What is avguard.exe?

Part of AntiVir Desktop by Avira GmbH

What is it?

Antivirus On-Access Service - 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 avguard.exe from Avira GmbH
Avira Free Antivirus eliminates many forms of malware including worms, rootkits, and costly dialers. Features include system scanner prevents infection from viruses, worms, and Trojans, blocks new viruses before they run and halts unknown code that looks suspicious, and click, run, and protect no awkward options express installation sets up your security system for you. System Scanner prevents infection from viruses, worms and Trojans. AHeAD Technology halts unknown code that looks suspicious.
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How does avguard.exe run?

Service - avguard.exe runs as a background Windows service (AntiVirService). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the avguard.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of avguard.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avguard.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00604% CPU60388.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
76.96 MB RAM357.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          24 context switches/sec24.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\avguard.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: avguard.exe
Publisher: Avira GmbH (verified)
Name: AntiVir Desktop
Description: Antivirus On-Access Service
Version: 10.00.01.43
Size: 261.16 KB
Original file name: avguard.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: 0.0294212724%
Privileged CPU: 0.0233824234%
User CPU: 0.00603884901546%
Privileged CPU time: 3968.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,103,395,409
Context switches /sec: 24
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 158.38 MB
Peak committed memory: 191.65 MB
Paged memory: 76.96 MB
Peak paged memory: 108.41 MB
Paged system memory: 115.96 KB
Non-paged system memory: 30.2 KB
Working set memory: 14.89 MB
Peak working set memory: 87.02 MB
Min working set memory: 11.34 MB
Private memory: 76.96 MB
Page faults: 224,593
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 71,113
Total read transfer: 981.6 MB
Total write operations: 5,659
Total write transfer: 164.38 MB
Total other operations: 180,636
Total other transfer: 939.95 MB
Resources
Handle count average: 204
Thread count average: 27
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe"

Service details

Name: AntiVirService

Image hashes

MD5: 2ada28ee2fa3375ddcc0040522df0144
SHA-1: 97e1c700d0c5d3f12fc15b15057f3e9113a1ea1f
SHA-256: ff52758e298a2698ba37983f8c30e5317232595de7f52d52322616416db74d3c

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File entropy: 6.53234
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcp90.dll
msvcr90.dll
ole32.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
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