What is the avgse.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 avgse.dll process is also known as AVG Shell Extension and is a part of AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus System or, as the case may be, AVG Internet Security. This software is produced by GRISOFT, s.r.o (www.grisoft.com) or, as the case may be, AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (www.freeavg.com). An obsolete or defective version of avgse.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AVG Shell Extension has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AVG Shell Extension 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)
- avgse.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module avgse.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about avgse.dll AVG Shell Extension
avgse.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Avgse.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - as a rule C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 50,688 bytes (59% of all these files), 99,608 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
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 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 process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 59% 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 avgse.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 avgse?
|Part of the Free Antivirus software from Grisoft (further information...) |
|AVG Anti-Virus System DLL |
|i can't delete it |
|It will not delete/uninstall from my computer!! |
|I also unable to delete |
Summary: 11 users judge avgse.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 4 users have already deleted avgse.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus System or AVG Internet Security
To remove AVG Shell Extension 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 7.5 Anti-Virus System or AVG Internet Security in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if avgse.dll (AVG Shell Extension) 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 Shell Extension. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AVG Shell Extension 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 avgse.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.