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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 Antivirus and Antispyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology.
Description of avgwdsvc.exe from AVG Technologies CZ s.r.o.
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How does avgwdsvc.exe run?

Service - avgwdsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'avgwd' (Watchdog do AVG). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Watchdog do 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.

How does avgwdsvc.exe start?


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the avgwdsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.5% 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.
0.00022% CPU2237.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
16.33 MB RAM75.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     172 /min7.6%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
     9 context switches/sec9.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avg\avg10\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?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

About AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.

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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: 285.57 KB
Original file name: avgwdsvc.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: 0.0003793916%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001556031%
User CPU: 0.00022378849721%
Privileged CPU time: 24483962.7 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 14,901 ms
CPU cycle count: 369,116,419
CPU cycle count /min: 70,025,199
Context switches /sec: 9
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 189.82 MB
Peak committed memory: 221.19 MB
Paged memory: 16.33 MB
Peak paged memory: 20.83 MB
Paged system memory: 282.82 KB
Non-paged system memory: 42.21 KB
Working set memory: 27.58 MB
Peak working set memory: 42.2 MB
Min working set memory: 15.09 MB
Private memory: 16.33 MB
Page faults: 309,732
Page faults /min: 88
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 381,839
Read operations /min: 126
Total read transfer: 384.64 MB
Read transfer /min: 62.3 KB
Total write operations: 150,504
Write operations /min: 46
Total write transfer: 112.29 MB
Write transfer /min: 21.75 KB
Total other operations: 915,012
Other operations /min: 291
Total other transfer: 10.28 MB
Other Transfer /min: 3.36 KB
Handle count average: 954
Thread count average: 44
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2014\avgwdsvc.exe"

Service details

Name: Watchdog do AVG
Service name: avgwd
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Serviço de WatchDog do AVG”

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: e5c581d358b62cf65776b8e4e17b9e5c
SHA-1: 7d2617e777301724b31d369758901d5c5dc85f2a

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File entropy: 6.39140
File packed: No
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