What does the avgfws8.exe file do?
The avgfws8.exe process is also known as AVG Firewall Service and is a part of AVG Internet Security. This software is produced by AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (www.freeavg.com). An obsolete or defective version of avgfws8.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AVG Firewall service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AVG Firewall service 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)
- avgfws8.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module avgfws8.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about avgfws8.exe AVG Firewall service
avgfws8.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Avgfws8.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,220,888 bytes (50% of all these files), 1,212,184 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,339,600 bytes.
This avgfws8.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Avgfws8.exe possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. Avgfws8.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. Avgfws8.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 23% 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 avgfws8.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.
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How to uninstall AVG Internet Security
To remove AVG Firewall service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for AVG Internet Security in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if avgfws8.exe (AVG Firewall service) 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 AVG Firewall service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AVG Firewall service 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 avgfws8.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.