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What is avgam.exe?

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

What is it?

AVG Alert Manager - Antivirus and Antispyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology.
Description of avgam.exe from AVG Technologies CZ s.r.o.
New and improved AVG Internet Security 2010 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 to block new threats.
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How does avgam.exe run?

Process - avgam.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. avgam.exe is executed by the process avgwdsvc.exe (AVG Internet Security by AVG Technologies).

How does avgam.exe start?


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the avgam.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of avgam.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avgam.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00049% CPU4931.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.01 MB RAM23.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     100 /min4.4%
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.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avg\avg10\avgam.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 (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.

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File details

File name: avgam.exe
Publisher: AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. (verified)
Name: AVG Internet Security
Description: AVG Alert Manager
Size: 822.84 KB
Original file name: avgam.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVG Technologies
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/16/2010
Expiration date: 3/5/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0010694080%
Privileged CPU: 0.0005762734%
User CPU: 0.00049313458832%
Privileged CPU time: 83773083.46 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 16,901 ms
CPU cycle count: 433,520,113
CPU cycle count /min: 16,875,956
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 55.86 MB
Peak committed memory: 61.22 MB
Paged memory: 5.01 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.16 MB
Paged system memory: 76 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.17 KB
Working set memory: 1.68 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.05 MB
Min working set memory: 296 KB
Private memory: 5.01 MB
Page faults: 294,967
Page faults /min: 136
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 153,470
Read operations /min: 82
Total read transfer: 13.44 MB
Read transfer /min: 15.36 KB
Total write operations: 32,294
Write operations /min: 18
Total write transfer: 2.42 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.33 KB
Total other operations: 23,076
Other operations /min: 14
Total other transfer: 38.46 KB
Other Transfer /min: 61 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 338
Thread count average: 16
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgam.exe"

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 3c23ae0b05df45ce256e94d6f5cedf50
SHA-1: d154a37126185cf0c5989df70f3873989c948207
SHA-256: 59e72edc49cee7085fb675ddeee1b28e467b594fd21ffcfbb4074bf4c3ebb2e1

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File entropy: 6.44670
File packed: No
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