What does the avguard.exe file do?
The avguard.exe process is also known as Antivirus Host Framework Service or, as the case may be, Antivirus On-Access Service 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 avguard.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Antivirus Host Framework service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Antivirus Host Framework 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)
- avguard.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module avguard.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about avguard.exe Antivirus Host Framework service
avguard.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file avguard.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 110,032 bytes (17% of all these files), 269,480 bytes as well as 21 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Avguard.exe possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. Avguard.exe is capable of monitor other applications. 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 avguard.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 avguard?
|Part of an antivirus programm (further information...) |
|Slows Down PC & Causes Crashing of Programs. Manipulation of files by the source (further information...) |
Summary: 73 users judge avguard.exe 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, 5 users have already deleted avguard.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Avira Product Family or Avira Free Antivirus
To remove Antivirus Host Framework 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 Avira Product Family or Avira Free Antivirus in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if avguard.exe (Antivirus Host Framework 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 Antivirus Host Framework service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Antivirus Host Framework 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 avguard.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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