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What does the avgnt.exe file do?

The avgnt.exe process is also known as Avira system tray application or, as the case may be, Avira System Tray Tool and is a part of Avira Product Family or, as the case may be, Avira Free Antivirus. This software is produced by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG or, as the case may be, Avira GmbH (www.avira.com). An obsolete or defective version of avgnt.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 avgnt.exe Avira system tray application

avgnt.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Avgnt.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 702,768 bytes (11% of all these files), 258,512 bytes as well as 32 other variants.
The avgnt file is not part of the Windows operating system. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, TaskScheduler). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Avgnt.exe also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. Avgnt.exe is capable of track other applications. 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 avgnt.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 avgnt?

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It is not needed to protect your pc.. Close down the process then download the eicar test virus http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm and you will find that avguard is still running which protects you. avguard does not appear in stsrtup it runs automatically , avgnt can be removed from startup after the update schedule has been set and the updater will still run. However this way you will have to terminate avgnt again afterwards. I prefer to chain my browser launch to "preupd.exe" which just launchs the updater at browser launch so I do not forget.
belongs to avira antivir
Thomas S.
It is the system tray (notifacation area) App that starts Avira AntiVir

Summary: 22 users judge avgnt.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted avgnt.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Avira Product Family or Avira Free Antivirus

To remove Avira system tray application 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 Avira Product Family or Avira Free Antivirus in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if avgnt.exe (Avira system tray application) 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 Avira system tray application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Avira system tray application 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 avgnt.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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