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What is aamw_guard.exe?

By Ashampoo Development GmbH & Co. KG

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How does aamw_guard.exe run?

Process - aamw_guard.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. aamw_guard.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does aamw_guard.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - aamw_guard.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Ashampoo Anti-Malware Guard' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Anti-Malware\AAMW_Guard.exe"' 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the aamw_guard.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of aamw_guard.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is aamw_guard.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00081% CPU8114.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
11.4 MB RAM52.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 31 /min1.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
183 GDI objects122.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          27 context switches/sec27.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo anti-malware\aamw_guard.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: aamw_guard.exe
Description: Ashampoo Anti-Malware Guard
Size: 3.16 MB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0012401957%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004287096%
User CPU: 0.00081148607602%
Privileged CPU time: 280.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,583,570,978
CPU cycle count /min: 389,967,235
Context switches /sec: 27
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 138.84 MB
Peak committed memory: 138.85 MB
Paged memory: 11.4 MB
Peak paged memory: 13.86 MB
Paged system memory: 227.84 KB
Non-paged system memory: 23.44 KB
Working set memory: 20.41 MB
Peak working set memory: 20.42 MB
Min working set memory: 14.98 MB
Private memory: 11.4 MB
Page faults: 36,405
Page faults /min: 395
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,893
Read operations /min: 31
Total read transfer: 2.06 MB
Read transfer /min: 22.86 KB
Total other operations: 166,004
Other operations /min: 1,801
Total other transfer: 865.19 KB
Other Transfer /min: 9.39 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 183
Peak GDI objects: 190
USER objects: 61
Peak USER objects: 61
Handle count average: 181
Thread count average: 14
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Anti-Malware\AAMW_Guard.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Ashampoo Anti-Malware Guard
Command: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Anti-Malware\AAMW_Guard.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 6001146268fb7b47cb9623fe3cd349a0
SHA-1: f2c236e9f403ae0652337b40d7bb9aa0338c518e
SHA-256: d2e95c5448b2d76bc9ab10b0e579121058ea8e90d790d064826c4b04010b7fc3

PE image details

File packed: No
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