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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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the vprot.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of vprot.exe users, 53.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vprot.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.13796% CPU1379565.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.93 MB RAM41.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          500 /min22.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              22 GDI objects14.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
105 context switches/sec105.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\avg secure search\vprot.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 VProtect Application.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: vprot.exe
Name: VProtect Application
Description: VProtect Application
Version: 12, 2, 0, 5
Size: 1.11 MB
Original file name: VProtect.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVG Technologies
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/29/2012
Expiration date: 3/30/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1596727652%
Privileged CPU: 0.0217162204%
User CPU: 0.13795654475797%
Privileged CPU time: 2004.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 4 ms
CPU cycle count: 186,209,643
CPU cycle count /min: 602,789,618
Context switches /sec: 105
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 92.23 MB
Peak committed memory: 97.3 MB
Paged memory: 8.93 MB
Peak paged memory: 13.88 MB
Paged system memory: 127.56 KB
Non-paged system memory: 14.71 KB
Working set memory: 2.23 MB
Peak working set memory: 19.05 MB
Min working set memory: 2.14 MB
Private memory: 8.93 MB
Page faults: 28,908
Page faults /min: 213
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,166
Read operations /min: 18
Total read transfer: 3.33 MB
Read transfer /min: 50.63 KB
Total write operations: 7,389
Write operations /min: 82
Total write transfer: 10.18 MB
Write transfer /min: 217.13 KB
Total other operations: 14,137
Other operations /min: 124
Total other transfer: 292.12 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4.43 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 22
Peak GDI objects: 23
USER objects: 21
Peak USER objects: 25
Resources
Handle count average: 259
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages
wininet.dll
wow64.dll

Process details

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

Startup files (all users) run details

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

Network connectivity

TCP: a23-66-151-117.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com on port 54952
TCP: a23-33-7-117.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com on port 60343
TCP: a184-50-247-117.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com on port 50089
TCP: a184-50-247-117.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com on port 54410
TCP: a184-50-247-117.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com on port 55028
TCP: a184-50-247-117.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com on port 2730
TCP: 204.141.87.33 on port 57293
TCP: 63.238.84.64 on port 55659

Image hashes

MD5: 504ff43f962dab2b9d892c3faf734c24
SHA-1: 84cf2b1763197685cac7ad803e01be0dde2aafc3
SHA-256: 98143a4756937e584b49ce189311519c2cb834e7f53d6f0869b6bdd14b546887

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File entropy: 6.52678
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
crypt32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
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