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What is vprot.exe?

Part of VProtect Application

What is it?

The AVG Security Toolbar is a tool which works together with the LinkScanner component and checks search results of the supported Internet search engines (Yahoo!, Google, Yandex, Bing, Baidu). If you select to install the toolbar during the installation of AVG Free, it will be added into your Internet Explorer. AVG Security Toolbar contains also a Yahoo! search box, which is an integral part of the toolbar and can not be removed separately.
Description of vprot.exe from the publisher
The AVG Security Toolbar is powered by our unique LinkScanner® technology, keeping you protected from threats that can be hidden on any type of website. These threats rarely stick around for more than 24 hours. That’s why LinkScanner® actively checks web pages in real time at the only time it matters - before you click that link. LinkScanner® also places safety ratings next to your search results, allowing you to assess the safety of a given site before you go there. The AVG Security Toolbar all
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How does vprot.exe run?

Process - vprot.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

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, 57.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vprot.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00692% CPU69249.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
14.81 MB RAM68.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         15 GDI objects10.0%
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 VProtect Application?

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 VProtect Application.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: vprot.exe
Name: VProtect Application
Description: VProtect Application
Size: 2.45 MB
Original file name: VProtect.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVG Technologies
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 3/30/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0084564929%
Privileged CPU: 0.0015315151%
User CPU: 0.00692497780992%
Privileged CPU time: 4009.23 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,421,487,625
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 138.92 MB
Peak committed memory: 151.35 MB
Paged memory: 14.81 MB
Peak paged memory: 22.62 MB
Paged system memory: 189.91 KB
Non-paged system memory: 26.62 KB
Working set memory: 7.48 MB
Peak working set memory: 30.28 MB
Min working set memory: 4.73 MB
Private memory: 14.81 MB
Page faults: 114,953
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4,328
Total read transfer: 13.21 MB
Total write operations: 8,645
Total write transfer: 2.14 MB
Total other operations: 56,464
Total other transfer: 513.9 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 15
Peak GDI objects: 16
USER objects: 16
Peak USER objects: 19
Handle count average: 332
Thread count average: 19
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe" /AFTERINSTALL

Startup files (all users) run details

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

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 4eb4194da96d36b865faacc11fe51a25
SHA-1: db31bc3daa7db18b67e031f1e1df9a1e8131c2b6

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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