What does the avwebgrd.exe file do?
The avwebgrd.exe process is also known as Avira WebGuard Service or, as the case may be, AntiVir WebGuard Service and is a part of Avira Free Antivirus or, as the case may be, Avira Antivirus Premium. This software is produced by Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG. An obsolete or defective version of avwebgrd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Avira WebGuard service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Avira WebGuard 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)
- avwebgrd.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module avwebgrd.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about avwebgrd.exe Avira WebGuard service
avwebgrd.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Avwebgrd.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 465,360 bytes (40% of all these files), 1,021,008 bytes, 1,164,360 bytes or, as the case may be, 561,952 bytes.
It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The application can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The avwebgrd file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. Avwebgrd.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 44% 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 avwebgrd.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 avwebgrd?
|Avira AVP Antivirus |
|web guard activity |
|When connected to the internet the AVWEBGRD.EXE file uses up data at a rate of about 75MB in a couple of seconds on a daily basis. |
Summary: 4 users judge avwebgrd.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Avira Free Antivirus or Avira Antivirus Premium
To remove Avira WebGuard 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 Free Antivirus or Avira Antivirus Premium in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if avwebgrd.exe (Avira WebGuard 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 Avira WebGuard service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Avira WebGuard 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 avwebgrd.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.