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What is vprot.exe?

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How does vprot.exe run?

Process - vprot.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. vprot.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does vprot.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - vprot.exe is registered with the run identifier 'vProt' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\vprot.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 0.3% of all Boost users have the vprot.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of vprot.exe users, 47.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vprot.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00244% CPU24404.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
6.52 MB RAM30.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         11 GDI objects7.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avg secure search\vprot.exe

Are there other versions of vprot.exe?

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 this process.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: vprot.exe
Size: 2.29 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVG Technologies
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/23/2013
Expiration date: 4/23/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0057074340%
Privileged CPU: 0.0032670140%
User CPU: 0.00244042006721%
Privileged CPU time: 668308284 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 36,726,443
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 97.86 MB
Peak committed memory: 106.14 MB
Paged memory: 6.52 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.82 MB
Paged system memory: 138.21 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.03 KB
Working set memory: 11.28 MB
Peak working set memory: 15.44 MB
Min working set memory: 10.34 MB
Private memory: 6.52 MB
Page faults: 23,032
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 853
Total read transfer: 2.38 MB
Total write operations: 1,258
Total write transfer: 1.9 MB
Total other operations: 9,051
Total other transfer: 83.85 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 11
Peak GDI objects: 13
USER objects: 13
Peak USER objects: 16
Handle count average: 292
Thread count average: 13

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\vprot.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: vProt
Command: "C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe"

Network connectivity

TCP: 213-155-152-219.customer.teliacarrier.com on port 51168

Image hashes

MD5: d106ac11e331ea57c22fee3fac9f79d2
SHA-1: bc729aa960f4373700412622d46aea20ea4bc6c9

PE image details

File packed: No
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