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What does the AdguardSvc.exe file do?

The AdguardSvc.exe process is also known as Adguard for Windows or, as the case may be, Adguard Web Filter and is a part of Adguard or, as the case may be, Insoft. This software is produced by Performix or, as the case may be, Insoft. An obsolete or defective version of AdguardSvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about AdguardSvc.exe Adguard for Windows

AdguardSvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AdguardSvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 120,040 bytes (45% of all these files), 129,896 bytes, 119,832 bytes, 151,312 bytes or, as the case may be, 129,296 bytes.
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The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This AdguardSvc program is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. AdguardSvc.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AdguardSvc.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about AdguardSvc?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall Adguard or Insoft

To remove Adguard for Windows from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Adguard or Insoft in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if AdguardSvc.exe (Adguard for Windows) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Adguard for Windows. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Adguard for Windows or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AdguardSvc.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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