What is the avgrsstx.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The avgrsstx.dll process is also known as AVG Resident Shield Starter and is a part of AVG Internet Security or, as the case may be, AVG Resident Shield Starter. This software is produced by AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (www.freeavg.com). An obsolete or defective version of avgrsstx.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AVG Resident Shield Starter has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AVG Resident Shield Starter 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)
- avgrsstx.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module avgrsstx.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about avgrsstx.dll AVG Resident Shield Starter
avgrsstx.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Avgrsstx.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 10,520 bytes (69% of all these files), 11,952 bytes, 12,536 bytes, 12,464 bytes or, as the case may be, 20 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. The avgrsstx file is not part of the Windows operating system. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The file 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. This avgrsstx.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: AppInit_DLLs). avgrsstx.dll 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, 58% 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 avgrsstx.dll. 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 avgrsstx?
|Scans files as they are copied, opened and saved, and if a threat is found it forbids its activation (further information...) |
|We suggest you to remove AVGRSSTX.DLL from your computer as soon as possible. AVGRSSTX.DLL is Trojan/Backdoor. Kill the file AVGRSSTX.DLL and remove AVGRSSTX.DLL from Windows startup. |
|Its part of the AVG INTERNET SECURITY SUITE |
|part of avg internet security. spyware can hide inside this file if found in c.\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll |
|Resident Shield driver for on-access scanning. Part of AVG security software (Anti-Virus, Internet Security). (further information...) |
|This is the run.time part of AVG antivirus. (further information...) |
|its virus |
Summary: 5 users judge avgrsstx.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted avgrsstx.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall AVG Internet Security or AVG Resident Shield Starter
To remove AVG Resident Shield Starter 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 or AVG Resident Shield Starter in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if avgrsstx.dll (AVG Resident Shield Starter) 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 Resident Shield Starter. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AVG Resident Shield Starter 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 avgrsstx.dll 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.