VersionsVersions 81.33% 0.67% 11.33% 6.67%



AVG Internet Security by AVG Technologies (Signed)

Remove avgwdsvc.exe


There are 4 versions of avgwdsvc.exe in the wild, the latest version being It is started as a Windows Service called 'AVG Free WatchDog' with the name 'avg9wd' and described as “Servicio de Watchdog de AVG”. . In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). The average file size is about 242.18 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to AVG Technologies by VeriSign. The programs AVG 2012, AVG 9.0 and WinZip 16.5 have been observed as installing specific variations of avgwdsvc.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0084% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 8.7 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 12.66 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 241.03 KB per minute for reads and 66.61 KB per minute for writes.

What is avgwdsvc.exe?

AVG Watchdog Service for Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology.

About avgwdsvc.exe (from AVG Technologies)

AVG Internet Security 2012 offers real-time protection when surfing, shopping, banking and social networking. You'll also enjoy worry-free downloading, an enhanced firewall, and one of the fastest sca


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\avg2012\avgwdsvc.exe
Issued to:AVG Technologies
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Monday, March 5, 2012
Windows Service
Service name:avg9wd
Display name:AVG Free WatchDog
Description:“Servicio de Watchdog de AVG”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of AVG Internet Security.)
AVG Technologies
8% remove
Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology.
AVG Technologies
8% remove
AVG AntiVirus 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 ...
AVG Technologies
27% remove
You want to surf, search and enjoy social networking but you want to avoid infected websites. With AVG LinkScanner® checking every web page before you even click on a link, you’ll know for sure that ...
AVG Technologies
23% remove
Our job is to stop viruses before they even get to your PC. We check your files before you open them, your Facebook links before you click, your email before it gets to you and your websites before yo...
WinZip Computing, S.L.
6% remove
WinZip is a proprietary file archiver and compressor that creates archives in the ZIP file format but also has various levels of support for other archive formats. Features include: Creation of, addit...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of avgwdsvc.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'avg9wd' (AVG Free WatchDog)
  • avg8wd
  • 'avgwd' (WatchDog de AVG)
  • 'avg8wd' (AVG8 WatchDog)
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe'

VersionsAll file variations of avgwdsvc.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
ea1145debcd508fd25bd1e95c4346929 ec441d9ee7c7afa7bbfd0821f873b4eb98c46176 188.76 KB
6699ece24fe4b3f752a66c66a602ee86 6e70684f9b2968865da1e6f8ac99f1440a976bb6 188.26 KB
c4d15594db5be042d3346ea58df87d89 824eaf13673608704c9b30a86bf7aaa8f3ce6ed1 300.91 KB
db338a6bd3976904eb0f8343f51e64eb 92cc8a41be323eca3fef5529ad2d5e003147f4ca 290.77 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.33%
Windows Vista Home Premium 10.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.00%
Windows 7 Professional 3.33%
Windows 8 Pro 1.33%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.33%
Windows 8 Release Preview 0.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.67%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 44.00% of AVG Internet Security.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 26.26%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Acer 17.17%
Sony 14.14%
Toshiba 8.08%
ASUS 4.04%
Intel 4.04%
Gateway 2.02%
Samsung 2.02%
American Megatrends 1.01%
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