Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions 81.33% 0.67% 11.33% 6.67%


PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerExW, StartServiceW, QueryServiceStatus, OpenSCManagerW, OpenServiceW, ChangeServiceConfig2W, CloseServiceHandle, ControlService, QueryServiceLockStatusW, SetServiceStatus, UnlockServiceDatabase, LockServiceDatabase
GetLastError, GetSystemPowerStatus, SetCurrentDirectoryW, GetModuleFileNameW, QueryPerformanceCounter, IsDebuggerPresent, UnhandledExceptionFilter, TerminateProcess, GetVolumeInformationW, FindVolumeClose, FindNextVolumeW, FindFirstVolumeW, GetDiskFreeSpaceExW, GetLogicalDrives, QueryDosDeviceW, GetDriveTypeW, CreateProcessW, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, SetEvent, CreateEventW, WaitForSingleObject, GetTempPathW, GetFileAttributesW, CreateFileW, Sleep, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetTickCount, LoadLibraryW, FreeLibrary, GetProcAddress, InterlockedExchange, InterlockedIncrement, InterlockedDecrement, InterlockedCompareExchange, SetLastError, ReleaseMutex, CreateMutexW, GetCurrentProcess, GetSystemDefaultLCID, WideCharToMultiByte, CompareStringW, GetACP, LocalFree, LocalAlloc, CloseHandle, GetWindowsDirectoryW, GetCurrentProcessId, GetSystemDirectoryW, GetSystemInfo, GetComputerNameW, GetVersionExW, GetModuleHandleW, LoadLibraryA, GetCurrentThreadId, DeviceIoControl, WaitForMultipleObjects, CreateEventA, CreateProcessA, MultiByteToWideChar
ZwSetEvent, ZwCreateEvent, ZwOpenSymbolicLinkObject, ZwQuerySymbolicLinkObject, ZwDelayExecution, ZwTerminateProcess, ZwWaitForSingleObject, RtlInitUnicodeString, ZwQueryVirtualMemory, ZwQueryInformationProcess, RtlAllocateHeap, RtlReAllocateHeap, RtlFreeHeap, ZwOpenKey, ZwQueryKey, RtlOpenCurrentUser, ZwClose, RtlNtStatusToDosError, ZwQueryValueKey, ZwCreateKey, memmove, memset, memcpy, ZwReleaseMutant
UnregisterDeviceNotification, RegisterDeviceNotificationW, MessageBoxW


AVG Internet Security by AVG Technologies (Signed)

Remove avgwdsvc.exe
MD5:   6699ece24fe4b3f752a66c66a602ee86
SHA1:   6e70684f9b2968865da1e6f8ac99f1440a976bb6
SHA256:   da101b794170fe81f6865004f239898d5623e9bca0110f83ecbcd010567c73db

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


avgwdsvc.exe runs as a service under the name AVG Free WatchDog (avg9wd) within the local user context. It has been configured with a firewall exception which allows both inbound and outbound network communication without being blocked. It is installed with a couple of know programs including AVG 2012 published by AVG Technologies, AVG 2012 from AVG Technologies and AVG 2012 by AVG Technologies. The file is digitally signed by AVG Technologies which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).


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
File version:
Size:188.26 KB (192,776 bytes)
Issued to:AVG Technologies
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Monday, March 5, 2012
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
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The following programs will install this file
AVG Technologies
8% remove
Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware protection, plus the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf technology.


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'

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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