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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 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. avgnt.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

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 0.1% of all Boost users have the avgnt.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of avgnt.exe users, 35.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avgnt.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00300% CPU29962.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.23 MB RAM10.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 42 /min1.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
70 GDI objects46.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
630 context switches/sec630.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avira\antivir desktop\avgnt.exe

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?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)

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
Name: AntiVir Desktop
Description: Antivirus System Tray Tool
Size: 204.25 KB
Original file name: avgnt.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0477213069%
Privileged CPU: 0.0447250399%
User CPU: 0.00299626700221%
Privileged CPU time: 1500 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
Context switches /sec: 630
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 38.85 MB
Peak committed memory: 176.56 MB
Paged memory: 2.23 MB
Peak paged memory: 135.34 MB
Paged system memory: 36.29 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.78 KB
Working set memory: 1.46 MB
Peak working set memory: 138.46 MB
Min working set memory: 1.23 MB
Private memory: 2.23 MB
Page faults: 689,953
Page faults /min: 878
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 27,946
Read operations /min: 36
Total read transfer: 64.86 MB
Read transfer /min: 88.44 KB
Total write operations: 4,527
Write operations /min: 6
Total write transfer: 53.07 KB
Write transfer /min: 70 Bytes
Total other operations: 4,676
Other operations /min: 6
Total other transfer: 98.41 KB
Other Transfer /min: 147 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 70
USER objects: 20
Handle count average: 76
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
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: 29680a793f690eef4aaa68479d2a6df8
SHA-1: a07ceabce79b3354c25fdd5e20d765cdcd0174f7

PE image details

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