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What is avguard.exe?

Part of Avira Internet Security by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

What is it?

Avira On-Access Service is part of Avira Internet Security which includes all features of the Free and Premium 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 includes Email scanning, anti-spam module to block unsolicited emails, personal firewall to block hackers and parental controls.
Description of avguard.exe from Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG
Internet Security includes enhanced web and social network parental controls that let you manage web use without having to look over your child’s shoulder. The popular Safe Browsing feature filters undesirable or malicious content and even allows you to set time limits on your kids’ surfing sessions. The antivirus module in Internet Security is enhanced by the Avira Protection Cloud, which links the virus scanner to the very latest threat information. Antispam and an advanced phishing filter proactively blocks even the craftiest email scams and spam, while a two-way personal firewall ensures optimum data privacy and protection from hackers.
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How does avguard.exe run?

Service - avguard.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'AntiVirService' (Avira الحماية الآنية المستمرة). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Avira الحماية الآنية المستمرة 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 0.1% of all Boost users have the avguard.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of avguard.exe users, 31.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avguard.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00164% CPU16384.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
285.32 MB RAM1325.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              32 GDI objects21.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     10 context switches/sec10.0%
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 Internet Security?

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 Avira Internet Security.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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 Internet Security
Description: Avira On-Access Service
Size: 105.55 KB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0060563101%
Privileged CPU: 0.0044178660%
User CPU: 0.00163844410564%
Privileged CPU time: 32218.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 10
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 384.41 MB
Peak committed memory: 507.86 MB
Paged memory: 285.32 MB
Peak paged memory: 394.45 MB
Paged system memory: 134.77 KB
Non-paged system memory: 23.65 KB
Working set memory: 23.51 MB
Peak working set memory: 346.07 MB
Min working set memory: 1.55 MB
Private memory: 285.32 MB
Page faults: 2,181,097
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,246,235
Total write operations: 79,873
Total write transfer: 229.26 MB
Total other operations: 963,081
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 32
USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 478
Thread count average: 47
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe"

Service details

Name: Avira الحماية الآنية المستمرة
Service name: AntiVirService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “ حماية دائمة من الفيروسات والبرامج الضارة باستخدام محرك البحث Avira.”

Image hashes

MD5: 0212b2fe988a131867b472db8a815259
SHA-1: d1be699edc5ec1e23d6dfc3c6312f166a48e92a7

PE image details

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