Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions 3.49% 2.41% 6.70% 1.88% 1.34% 1.34% 6.97% 9.92% 3.49% 57.91% 0.80% 0.27% 3.49%


PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, SetServiceStatus, CloseServiceHandle, OpenSCManagerW, OpenServiceW, ChangeServiceConfig2W, RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerExW
GetLogicalDrives, GetDiskFreeSpaceExW, SetCurrentDirectoryW, GetLastError, GetModuleFileNameW, QueryDosDeviceW, GetSystemPowerStatus, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, QueryPerformanceCounter, IsDebuggerPresent, UnhandledExceptionFilter, GetCurrentProcess, TerminateProcess, InterlockedCompareExchange, Sleep, InterlockedExchange, GetVolumeInformationW, FindFirstVolumeW, CreateFileW, FindNextVolumeW, GetDriveTypeW, FindVolumeClose, SetLastError, GetTickCount, GetCurrentProcessId, CloseHandle, GetCurrentThreadId, CreateEventW, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, CreateProcessW, WaitForMultipleObjects, OutputDebugStringW, HeapSetInformation, DecodePointer, EncodePointer, CancelIo, DeviceIoControl, GetOverlappedResult
RtlFreeUnicodeString, RtlCreateUnicodeString, ZwDelayExecution, RtlxUnicodeStringToOemSize, NlsMbOemCodePageTag, RtlxUnicodeStringToAnsiSize, RtlOemStringToUnicodeString, RtlxAnsiStringToUnicodeSize, RtlxOemStringToUnicodeSize, RtlUnicodeStringToOemString, RtlUnicodeStringToAnsiString, RtlAnsiStringToUnicodeString, RtlCompareUnicodeString, RtlUpcaseUnicodeString, RtlAllocateHeap, RtlFreeHeap, LdrLoadDll, LdrGetProcedureAddress, RtlInitAnsiString, RtlInitUnicodeString, LdrUnloadDll, memmove, memcpy, memset, _allmul, _aullshr, LdrGetDllHandle, ZwWaitForSingleObject, RtlReAllocateHeap, RtlNtStatusToDosError, ZwQueryVirtualMemory, RtlAddVectoredExceptionHandler, RtlRemoveVectoredExceptionHandler, ZwWaitForMultipleObjects, ZwDuplicateObject, ZwSetEvent, ZwTerminateProcess, ZwFreeVirtualMemory, ZwAllocateVirtualMemory, RtlAcquirePebLock, RtlReleasePebLock, ZwClose, ZwCreateEvent, RtlCreateUserProcess, ZwResumeThread, ZwQueryInformationProcess, ZwDeviceIoControlFile, RtlUpcaseUnicodeChar, ZwCreateFile, ZwCancelIoFile
RegisterDeviceNotificationW, UnregisterDeviceNotification, MessageBoxW


AVG Internet Security by AVG Technologies (Signed)

Remove avgwdsvc.exe
MD5:   42f11f37cc06d9ab6528af2e215b8799
SHA1:   d4c7abecb4b667728f21e0c2c3abfa250981bacd
SHA256:   9cf9331a8006f77c545d8d7ba50f92243b70abab9442145762eaec92d3505b8f

What is avgwdsvc.exe?

AVG Watchdog Service for Antivirus and Antispyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology.

About avgwdsvc.exe (from AVG Technologies)

New and improved AVG Internet Security 2010 offers real-time protection when surfing, shopping, banking and social networking. You'll also enjoy worry-free downloading, an enhanced firewall, and one o


File name:avgwdsvc.exe
Publisher:AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.
Product name:AVG Internet Security
Description:AVG Watchdog Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\avg\avg10\avgwdsvc.exe
File version:
Size:179.98 KB (184,304 bytes)
Issued to:AVG Technologies
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Expiration date:Monday, March 5, 2012
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
More details


Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'avgwd' (Watchdog do AVG)
  • avgwd
  • 'avgwd' (AVG WatchDog)
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgwdsvc.exe'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.99%
Windows 8 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 5.84%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.90%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.90%
Windows Vista Home Premium 1.95%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.30%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.30%
Windows Vista Business 1.30%
Windows 8.1 0.65%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.65%
Windows 8 Pro 0.65%
Windows XP Professional 0.65%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 50.99% of AVG Internet Security.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 30.21%
Acer 12.50%
Sony 11.46%
Hewlett-Packard 9.38%
ASUS 9.38%
Lenovo 7.29%
Intel 4.17%
American Megatrends 2.60%
Toshiba 2.08%
Medion 2.08%
Alienware 2.08%
Samsung 1.56%
Sahara 1.04%
Compaq 1.04%
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