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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 called 'AntiVirService' (Avira AntiVir Guard). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Avira AntiVir Guard runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the avguard.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of avguard.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avguard.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02147% CPU214700.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
55.73 MB RAM258.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 36 /min1.6%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         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\avira\antivir desktop\avguard.exe

Are there other versions of AntiVir Desktop?

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: avguard.exe
Publisher: Avira GmbH
Name: AntiVir Desktop
Description: Antivirus On-Access Service
Size: 180.75 KB
Original file name: avguard.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0708786719%
Privileged CPU: 0.0494086276%
User CPU: 0.02147004429917%
Privileged CPU time: 1359.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 96.86 MB
Peak committed memory: 104.73 MB
Paged memory: 55.73 MB
Peak paged memory: 64.89 MB
Paged system memory: 34.89 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.55 KB
Working set memory: 7.16 MB
Peak working set memory: 66.53 MB
Min working set memory: 392 KB
Private memory: 55.73 MB
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 21,905
Read operations /min: 33
Total read transfer: 181.2 MB
Read transfer /min: 276.05 KB
Total write operations: 2,140
Write operations /min: 3
Total write transfer: 28.5 MB
Write transfer /min: 43.42 KB
Total other operations: 36,114
Other operations /min: 54
Total other transfer: 152.78 MB
Other Transfer /min: 232.75 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 99
Thread count average: 27
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process

Service details

Name: Avira AntiVir Guard
Service name: AntiVirService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “Offers permanent protection against viruses and malware with the AntiVir search engine.”

Image hashes

MD5: 81e58f368d62ec818f49d1c5cf3854c3
SHA-1: abee374db6550732b5716eab0e62043f03bc06e7
SHA-256: 2a45de780713fbdcac73f4aa7f99b97203a8b5a79882bcfe2156b8613ccd4599

PE image details

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