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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.
AVG AntiVirus 2013 goes beyond simply detecting and removing viruses on your PC. It also delivers great preventative protection that blocks infected links and files as you surf, checking everything before you click through. New for the 2013 edition is smart performance technology for quicker scans and gaming without annoying lags and freezes caused by scheduled updates and scans, meaning AVG AntiVirus 2013 is protection that never gets in your way. Also new for the 2013 edition is AVG's Easy Interface, which makes managing your protection as simple as possible.
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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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the avgwdsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of avgwdsvc.exe users, 10.0% 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 avgwdsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00405% CPU40490.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.81 MB RAM50.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
12,798 /min568.0%
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.
379 context switches/sec379.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avg\avg2013\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?

AVG Internet Security Stability

avgwdsvc.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Prestanak rada (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (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)

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: 192.05 KB
Original file name: avgwdsvc.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 1/5/2012
Expiration date: 1/5/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0087766074%
Privileged CPU: 0.0047275388%
User CPU: 0.00404906855622%
Privileged CPU time: 50934131.9 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 5,106 ms
CPU cycle count: 4,010,751
CPU cycle count /min: 33,591,431
Context switches /sec: 379
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 129.56 MB
Peak committed memory: 159.22 MB
Paged memory: 10.81 MB
Peak paged memory: 14.19 MB
Paged system memory: 168.82 KB
Non-paged system memory: 29.16 KB
Working set memory: 16.73 MB
Peak working set memory: 23.17 MB
Min working set memory: 12.76 MB
Private memory: 10.81 MB
Page faults: 132,737
Page faults /min: 195
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,985,000
Read operations /min: 6,540
Total read transfer: 100.5 MB
Read transfer /min: 353.49 KB
Total write operations: 1,803,656
Write operations /min: 6,258
Total write transfer: 62.36 MB
Write transfer /min: 82.98 KB
Total other operations: 644,560
Other operations /min: 995
Total other transfer: 24.74 MB
Other Transfer /min: 56.68 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 884
Thread count average: 40
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 Commands
"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgwdsvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgwdsvc.exe"

Service details

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

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 6051

Image hashes

MD5: 6b72e1e329c4e98c6b6fdd2d265e3ba3
SHA-1: e95eaf9a67536d8733acfeabc38a098d998fd8b2
SHA-256: ce726a3d0be6b287ab32488d377eb10d5c3eb612263d577bd695a9aa5c45e594

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File packed: No
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