Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

14.0.0.4592 3.49%
14.0.0.4204 2.41%
14.0.0.4150 6.70%
14.0.0.4140 1.88%
14.0.0.4110 1.34%
13.0.0.3456 1.34%
13.0.0.3390 6.97%
13.0.0.3325 9.92%
13.0.0.3211 3.49%
13.0.0.2780 57.91%
13.0.0.2732 0.80%
13.0.0.2654 0.27%
10.0.0.1295 3.49%

Relationships

Parent process
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avgwdsvc.exe

AVG Internet Security by AVG Technologies (Signed)

Remove avgwdsvc.exe
Version:   10.0.0.1295
MD5:   fc2bc51120a945f7c70376495e4e7737
SHA1:   4a20a001b5c801c30a2caf7e892b69083da7a934
SHA256:   aa9711093972b6d7690c7662ef45daaa9499ad36a6191382e43dae566b64bf12

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

DetailsDetails

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:10.0.0.1295
Size:263.2 KB (269,520 bytes)
Certificate
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
Entropy:6.391403
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
AVG Technologies
12% remove
Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology.

BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
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'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.01815952%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.01766611%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00049341%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:122,877,425 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
User CPU time:14 ms/min
0 ms/min
CPU cycles:10,849,567/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:11.04 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):15.65 MB
Private (minimum):9.22 MB
Non-paged memory:11.04 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:113.82 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):134.33 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:11.72 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):18.2 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:12,225,440/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:1.67 MB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:25,551/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:3.33 MB/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:17,521/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:720.83 KB/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:98,728/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:40
12
Handles:1331
600
GUI GDI count:4
103
GUI USER count:1
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Platform:64-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\avg\avg10\avgwdsvc.exe"
Owner:SYSTEM
Windows Service
Service name:avgwd
Display name:Watchdog do AVG
Description:“Serviço de WatchDog do AVG”
Type:Win32OwnProcess
Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
avgwdsvc.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.08616401%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.03654897%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.04961504%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:2,268,458/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:280 KB
1.16 MB
sechost.dll
Total CPU:0.00311326%
Kernel CPU:0.00126641%
User CPU:0.00184685%
CPU cycles:66,270/sec
Memory:100 KB
wow64.dll
Total CPU:0.00201208%
Kernel CPU:0.00071541%
User CPU:0.00129667%
CPU cycles:38,901/sec
Memory:252 KB
avgsched.dll (AVG Internet Security by AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o)
Total CPU:0.00094995%
Kernel CPU:0.00031665%
User CPU:0.00063330%
CPU cycles:114,235/sec
Context switches:2/sec
Memory:612 KB
avgwd.dll (AVG Internet Security by AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o)
Total CPU:0.00085754%
Kernel CPU:0.00039579%
User CPU:0.00046175%
CPU cycles:72,148/sec
Context switches:2/sec
Memory:1.95 MB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00002096%
Kernel CPU:0.00000453%
User CPU:0.00001642%
CPU cycles:1,154/sec
Memory:1.66 MB

Common loaded modules

These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

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%
GIGABYTE 3.13%
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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