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What is avgrsa.exe?

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

What is it?

AVG Resident Shield Service is the main service of AVG Anti Virus and AVG Free Anti Virus.. Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology.
Description of avgrsa.exe from AVG Technologies CZ s.r.o.
Resident Shield is protecting the computer whenever the OS is running. It is working in the background and ensures transparent anti-virus file check during file opening, executing and optionally during file saving. Resident Shield runs automatically. If a virus is detected, Resident Shield denies opening or running of the infected file. Resident shield stores information about files it has checked elevating the need to recheck them if no modifications have been made.
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How does avgrsa.exe run?

Process - avgrsa.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the avgrsa.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of avgrsa.exe users, 14.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avgrsa.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00669% CPU66863.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
53 MB RAM246.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
34 context switches/sec34.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avg\avg2012\avgrsa.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?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.

AVG Technologies is a global leader in security software, protecting more than 110 million consumers and small business computer users in 167 countries. The com More...
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File details

File name: avgrsa.exe
Publisher: AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. (verified)
Name: AVG Internet Security
Description: AVG Resident Shield Service
Size: 895.52 KB
Original file name: avgrs.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 1/5/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0690510018%
Privileged CPU: 0.0623646152%
User CPU: 0.00668638659544%
Privileged CPU time: 998.41 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 34
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 140.41 MB
Peak committed memory: 160.42 MB
Paged memory: 53 MB
Peak paged memory: 53.03 MB
Paged system memory: 83.86 KB
Non-paged system memory: 23.45 KB
Working set memory: 59.53 MB
Peak working set memory: 69.5 MB
Min working set memory: 58.35 MB
Private memory: 53 MB
Page faults: 93,956
Page faults /min: 0
Handle count average: 695
Thread count average: 50
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Child Process
Process Command
C:\Program Files2\AVG\AVG2014\avgrsa.exe /boot

Image hashes

MD5: 422b9af544eb371b09df79aad5760137
SHA-1: aa6e998fea0a2ddd5dcbe55e7abd29b8cef2b15c

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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