What is avgrsx.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the avgrsx.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Avgrsx.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with avgrsx
Avgrsx.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AVG Resident Shield Service belongs to software AVG Internet Security by AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (

Description: Avgrsx.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The avgrsx.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2014\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 743,264 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 486,680 bytes and 28 more variants. 
The program is not visible. Avgrsx.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with avgrsx.exe, you can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program AVG 2014 or AVG 2013 using Windows Control Panel
  2) visit the website.

Recommended: Identify avgrsx.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as avgrsx.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the avgrsx.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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.
  Reagan Smith  
it slows my computer like a snail mail.The file takes 5 seconds to open
Part of the AVG anti-virus system
  Arran Fortuna  
Antiviral software
  Uzivatel   (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
  Kirk Miller   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of avgrsx.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 6 users think avgrsx.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks avgrsx.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving avgrsx issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with avgrsx. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the avgrsx.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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