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What is avgfws9.exe?

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

What is it?

AVG Firewall Service for Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology.
Description of avgfws9.exe from AVG Technologies CZ s.r.o.
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How does avgfws9.exe run?

Service - avgfws9.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'avgfws9' (AVG Firewall). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. AVG Firewall 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the avgfws9.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of avgfws9.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is avgfws9.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00034% CPU3379.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.44 MB RAM48.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          336 /min14.9%
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.
     6 context switches/sec6.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avg\avg9\avgfws9.exe

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: avgfws9.exe
Publisher: AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. (verified)
Name: AVG Internet Security
Description: AVG Firewall Service
Size: 2.22 MB
Original file name: avgfws9.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: 0.0005102492%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001722955%
User CPU: 0.00033795371833%
Privileged CPU time: 924367422.05 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 186,458 ms
CPU cycle count: 996,945,398
CPU cycle count /min: 154,125,336
Context switches /sec: 6
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 110.99 MB
Peak committed memory: 222.04 MB
Paged memory: 10.44 MB
Peak paged memory: 120.13 MB
Paged system memory: 148.95 KB
Non-paged system memory: 16.4 KB
Working set memory: 11.78 MB
Peak working set memory: 118.02 MB
Min working set memory: 11.2 MB
Private memory: 10.44 MB
Page faults: 6,602,393
Page faults /min: 1,230
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,165,505
Read operations /min: 192
Read transfer /min: 757.68 KB
Total write operations: 127,115
Write operations /min: 144
Total write transfer: 28.53 MB
Write transfer /min: 19.71 KB
Total other operations: 380,126
Other operations /min: 278
Total other transfer: 18.95 MB
Other Transfer /min: 18 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 846
Thread count average: 32
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgfws9.exe"

Service details

Name: AVG Firewall
Service name: avgfws9
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 0f38e92d794df187ba060939c552484f
SHA-1: cd58c22df8bca2a29e3765c4534d64f6badbe62c
SHA-256: 73789bb3f74a73ae1ea1cec405fb15d33d73ff009cfe39209b91df045f2af177

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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