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Avgw.exe - Could It Be Spyware/virus/trojan?


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#1 abrogard

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 06:59 PM

I've got win2k here and this machine is running more slowly than usual I feel. Especially on the web.

I notice in the task list on task manager that avgw.exe is constantly working - at this very moment it is using 80% of cpu cycles.

I look it up and no one has a bad thing to say about it. They say it is AVG's natural work.

But I suspect it has been hijacked and replaced with a lookalike - else why work so hard when the machine is doing nothing? There is no system test going on. There is nothing going on, whatever, on my machine at this time except firefox and my typing this posting into your forum. But when I check task manager again I find avgw.exe is using 52% of cpu time.

Anyone got any ideas?

regards,

ab :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 07:57 PM

Avgw.exe is a legitimate program for the anti-virus, and allows it to run in the background to check for viruses. Unless the file is somewhere on your computer it should not be, it is beneficial rather than harmless. If you do not want this kind of real time on-going protection, you could disable it, presumably by turning of its "resident shield."

You have already posted a HJT log for review by our team of experts, who may find other malware causing your problem. To avoid duplication of effort, and perhaps cross-interference, I suggest further replies await the outcome of the team review.
Regards,
John

Edited by jgweed, 06 March 2006 - 07:58 PM.

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