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What is avgwdsvc.exe?

Part of AVG Internet Security by AVG Technologies CZ s.r.o.

What is it?

AVG Watchdog Service for Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology.
Description of avgwdsvc.exe from AVG Technologies CZ s.r.o.
AVG Internet Security 2012 offers real-time protection when surfing, shopping, banking and social networking. You'll also enjoy worry-free downloading, an enhanced firewall, and one of the fastest scanning speeds on the market. AVG's Community Protection Network shares the latest threat information with the online community to ensure everyone receives the highest form of protection possible, and AVG's Protective Cloud Technology serves as an early warning system.
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How does avgwdsvc.exe run?

Service - avgwdsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'avg9wd' (AVG Free WatchDog). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. AVG Free WatchDog 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 0.6% of all Boost users have the avgwdsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of avgwdsvc.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avgwdsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00201% CPU20117.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.24 MB RAM24.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
1,372 /min60.9%
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.
30 context switches/sec30.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avg\avg2012\avgwdsvc.exe

Are there other versions of AVG Internet Security?

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 AVG Internet Security.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 8 Release Preview (6.2.8400.0)

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File details

File name: avgwdsvc.exe
Publisher: AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. (verified)
Name: AVG Internet Security
Description: AVG Watchdog Service
Size: 290.77 KB
Original file name: avgwdsvc.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVG Technologies
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 3/5/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0043099453%
Privileged CPU: 0.0022982357%
User CPU: 0.00201170954378%
Privileged CPU time: 13711.64 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 7 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,570,311,268
Context switches /sec: 30
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 81.47 MB
Peak committed memory: 197.11 MB
Paged memory: 5.24 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.35 MB
Paged system memory: 99.03 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.69 KB
Working set memory: 2.18 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.67 MB
Min working set memory: 511.2 KB
Private memory: 5.24 MB
Page faults: 108,088
Page faults /min: 135
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 759,364
Read operations /min: 692
Total read transfer: 144.04 MB
Read transfer /min: 129.17 KB
Total write operations: 741,637
Write operations /min: 680
Total write transfer: 96.68 MB
Write transfer /min: 93.53 KB
Total other operations: 20,934
Other operations /min: 9
Total other transfer: 379.72 KB
Other Transfer /min: 165 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 978
Thread count average: 36
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
C:\Program Files1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files2\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe

Service details

Name: AVG Free WatchDog
Service name: avg9wd
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: db338a6bd3976904eb0f8343f51e64eb
SHA-1: 92cc8a41be323eca3fef5529ad2d5e003147f4ca
SHA-256: 80cff95c30186b1fe0f1ab9edf6734dec0c44dd9bd1fac8c2b0dc080813e65f9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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