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What is avguard.exe?

Part of Avira Antivirus Premium by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

What is it?

Avira On-Access Service is part of Avira Antivirus Premium which includes all features of the Free edition plus it 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 and includes Email scanning and WebGuard to block access to malicious sites.
Description of avguard.exe from Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
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How does avguard.exe run?

Service - avguard.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'AntiVirService' (Avira Real-Time Protection). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Avira Real-Time Protection 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the avguard.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of avguard.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avguard.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02852% CPU285165.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
136.85 MB RAM635.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
347 context switches/sec347.0%
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 Avira Antivirus Premium?

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 Avira Antivirus Premium.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

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 Operations GmbH & Co. KG (verified)
Name: Avira Antivirus Premium
Description: Avira On-Access Service
Size: 105.55 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/20/2011
Expiration date: 7/20/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0351083957%
Privileged CPU: 0.0065918990%
User CPU: 0.02851649679479%
Privileged CPU time: 14539.29 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,564,421,758
Context switches /sec: 347
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 241.04 MB
Peak committed memory: 797.67 MB
Paged memory: 136.85 MB
Peak paged memory: 694.56 MB
Paged system memory: 136.27 KB
Non-paged system memory: 36.79 KB
Working set memory: 41.18 MB
Peak working set memory: 591.82 MB
Min working set memory: 14.76 MB
Private memory: 136.85 MB
Page faults: 1,163,258
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 702,141
Total read transfer: 38.74 MB
Total write operations: 13,913
Total write transfer: 109.34 MB
Total other operations: 2,771,981
Handle count average: 261
Thread count average: 37
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: Avira Real-Time Protection
Service name: AntiVirService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Offers permanent protection against viruses and malware with the Avira search engine.”

Image hashes

MD5: 9dc903a473081fffe67e91defdc1b048
SHA-1: 4953cb4486e1c7571b6ba795956db0c64182820c
SHA-256: 90db777f58ac050b9644b696d5a6475c7ff99f24f1d042111085fc008104af70

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File packed: No
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