What does the avgagent.exe file do?
The avgagent.exe process is also known as AvgAgent - remote administration helper service and is a part of AvgAgent or, as the case may be, AVG Anti-Virus system. This software is produced by GRISOFT, s.r.o (www.grisoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of avgagent.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AvgAgent has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AvgAgent has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- avgagent.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module avgagent.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about avgagent.exe AvgAgent
avgagent.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file avgagent.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 397,312 bytes (40% of all these files), 380,928 bytes or, as the case may be, 364,544 bytes.
It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This avgagent.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This avgagent.exe process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. The avgagent file is not part of the Windows operating system. Avgagent.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs. For this reason, 70% 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 avgagent.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 avgagent?
|Agent used by Grisoft Network Edition, safe |
Summary: One user judges avgagent.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall AvgAgent or AVG Anti-Virus system
To remove AvgAgent from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate AvgAgent or AVG Anti-Virus system in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if avgagent.exe (AvgAgent) 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 AvgAgent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AvgAgent 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 avgagent.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.