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What is avgfws.exe?

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

What is it?

AVG Firewall Service for Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology.
Description of avgfws.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 avgfws.exe run?

Service - avgfws.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'avgfws' (Cortafuegos de AVG). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Cortafuegos de AVG 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the avgfws.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of avgfws.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How stable is AVG Internet Security?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is avgfws.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00179% CPU17948.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.76 MB RAM36.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     183 /min8.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
     3 context switches/sec3.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avg\avg2012\avgfws.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?

AVG Internet Security Stability

avgfws.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Enterprise (6.2.9200.0)

About AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.

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File details

File name: avgfws.exe
Publisher: AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. (verified)
Name: AVG Internet Security
Description: AVG Firewall Service
Size: 1.28 MB
Original file name: avgfws9.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0032018880%
Privileged CPU: 0.0014070862%
User CPU: 0.00179480178024%
Privileged CPU time: 20379234.55 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 4,249 ms
CPU cycle count: 561,123,225
CPU cycle count /min: 86,824,942
Context switches /sec: 3
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 121.42 MB
Peak committed memory: 140.21 MB
Paged memory: 7.76 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.62 MB
Paged system memory: 170.99 KB
Non-paged system memory: 24.07 KB
Working set memory: 14.02 MB
Peak working set memory: 25.75 MB
Min working set memory: 10.5 MB
Private memory: 7.76 MB
Page faults: 134,946
Page faults /min: 236
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 74,677
Read operations /min: 57
Total read transfer: 30.1 MB
Read transfer /min: 53.96 KB
Total write operations: 222,437
Write operations /min: 126
Total write transfer: 29.77 MB
Write transfer /min: 18.94 KB
Total other operations: 596,290
Other operations /min: 706
Total other transfer: 23.59 MB
Other Transfer /min: 24.8 KB
Handle count average: 421
Thread count average: 24
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgfws.exe"
"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgfws.exe"

Service details

Name: Cortafuegos de AVG
Service name: avgfws
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Servicio de cortafuegos de AVG”

Image hashes

MD5: d0be22c910e46550c6308d50dda76b94
SHA-1: 272be0db13ba72ec2ad6e965fbefff098b662b31
SHA-256: f90c40f4c64f6ccf24694160d9194c4a36a78ec369c1f3562e3bccb79226aa3f

PE image details

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