What does the avgrsx.exe file do?
The avgrsx.exe process is also known as AVG Resident Shield 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 avgrsx.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AVG Resident Shield service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AVG Resident Shield 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)
- avgrsx.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module avgrsx.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about avgrsx.exe AVG Resident Shield service
avgrsx.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Avgrsx.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 743,264 bytes (20% of all these files), 763,952 bytes as well as 20 other variants.
The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 8% 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 avgrsx.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 avgrsx?
|Its a virus scanner. A free one at that and does a great job. Really any virus scanner does the same thing...scan for viruses and even though people swear by McAfee and Norton etc. if you want one that is free and works just the same, is as effective, and maybe occational manual updating, this is your virus scanner program. |
|it slows my computer like a snail mail.The file takes 5 seconds to open |
|Part of the AVG anti-virus system |
|Antiviral software (further information...) |
|AVG Resient Shield add-on. Scans files you are running/viewing for viruses/spyware. Advice: Leave alone. |
|it's a process from the free antivirus AVG security software |
|It slows down my computer, Speed up your computer, manage exceptions (further information...) |
Summary: 6 users judge avgrsx.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted avgrsx.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall AVG Internet Security
To remove AVG Resident Shield service 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 AVG Internet Security in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if avgrsx.exe (AVG Resident Shield 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 Resident Shield service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AVG Resident Shield 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 avgrsx.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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