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What is avgupsvc.exe?

Part of AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus System by GRISOFT s.r.o.

What is it?

AVG Update Service is part of AVG Anti-Virus which provides the Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, LinkScanner, Anti-Rootkit, Web Shield, and Security Toolbar protection components. It provides basic, Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology. AVG Free Edition has been responsible for popup ads advertising the non-free versions of AVG Anti-Virus and AVG Internet Security, which claim to provide more comprehensive levels of protection.
Description of avgupsvc.exe from GRISOFT s.r.o.
AVG 7.5 is the well-known antivirus protection tool. It is available free of charge to home users for the life of the product. Rapid virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers. AVG Free is easy to use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements. Highlights include automatic update functionality, the AVG Resident Shield, which provides real-time protection as files are opened and programs are run, free Virus Database Updates for the lifetime of the product, and AVG Virus Vault for safe handling of infected files.
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How does avgupsvc.exe run?

Service - avgupsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Avg7UpdSvc' (AVG7 Update Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. AVG7 Update Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the avgupsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of avgupsvc.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avgupsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00012% CPU1243.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     784 KB RAM3.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
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File details

File name: avgupsvc.exe
Publisher: GRISOFT, s.r.o.
Name: AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus System
Description: AVG Update Service
Size: 48.5 KB
Original file name: avgupdsvc.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002487507%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001243754%
User CPU: 0.00012437537005%
Privileged CPU time: 15.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 21.02 MB
Peak committed memory: 23.02 MB
Paged memory: 784 KB
Peak paged memory: 812 KB
Paged system memory: 37.94 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.85 KB
Working set memory: 756 KB
Peak working set memory: 2.44 MB
Min working set memory: 220 KB
Private memory: 784 KB
Page faults: 791
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4
Total read transfer: 22.69 KB
Total write operations: 3
Total write transfer: 84 Bytes
Total other operations: 92
Total other transfer: 2.43 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 74
Thread count average: 3

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Program Files1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe

Service details

Name: AVG7 Update Service
Service name: Avg7UpdSvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 30a14f65db477dc00a64a5a24e96919c
SHA-1: 35937b315bd4c6443863fe5ec7be9bdd154e7545
SHA-256: 04c9b8b1d7e84b7d795ac8478d003dffa347621ea588cd2e77b650844d2936ac

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File packed: No
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