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December 24, 2012 18:56 [SOLVED] avgwdsvc.exe #222079
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junk1958

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Installed avg earlier this week. Ran a scan this morning, no issues.

Now, as of this morning I have a process running continually called avgwdsvc.exe which I understand is some kind of watchdog service.

It is using more than 50% of the CPU constantly, and my machine is starting to run very hot.

It will not let me shut it down via process mgr, nor can I stop it as a service. I am the only user on the machine and have all admin rights.

Is this process necessary for avg free version? How can I shut it down, short of removing avg?

Running XP SP3, 3.7x GB RAM.

Thanks
December 25, 2012 11:16 Re: avgwdsvc.exe #222096
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@ junk1958

For your info re the present AVG Team forum involvement.. Just to keep you updated.. 'Information' forum area.. Have a look @ Christmas Holidays 2012 i.e. The AVG Team will answer @ the earliest after 2nd Jan 2013. In urgent cases please contact AVG customer care experts who are available 24/7.


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December 27, 2012 19:24 Re: avgwdsvc.exe #222179
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AVG Watchdog is a critical process of AVG Anti-Virus that if disabled will cause your PC to restart as a virus protection mechanism. so yes, it is a necessary process of AVG.


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December 28, 2012 09:33 Re: avgwdsvc.exe #222198
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I have exactly the same problem, also on XP SP3. According to the system accounting information, about 2 days (57 hours) after AVG 2013 was installed as an upgrade from AVG 2012, avgwdsvc.exe started consuming 100% of one of the cores, and is doing that ever since, for more than 4 days. I'm lucky that my CPU is an i7, so I have 7 more cores to do useful things with my system.

It is quite clear that avgwdsvc.exe cannot simply be killed. The corresponding service cannot be stopped or disabled, either (unless one gets to Safe Mode, I guess). If AVG will not function without the watchdog, disabling it is pointless, even if that's possible.

So what is the solution for this annoying and unpleasant problem? I could reboot the system, but the problem will likely happen again after that, I guess.

Also, what is the effect of this problem on my system, apart of eating up CPU cycles? E.g., does it hamper AVG in any way, such that my system is not fully protected as it should be?

Please someone, help with this annoyance.

Thanks in advance.
December 28, 2012 14:20 Re: avgwdsvc.exe #222211
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eliz2010 wrote
Please someone, help with this annoyance

For the present situ regarding the AVG Team support please read post #222096 again.


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December 28, 2012 15:28 Re: avgwdsvc.exe #222213
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Granted, I already did, and you already said the same a couple of messages back in this thread.
December 28, 2012 18:21 Re: avgwdsvc.exe #222222
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Hi all,

To analyze the issue, please provide us with AVG log files and MSinfo output.

Thank you


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December 28, 2012 19:04 Re: avgwdsvc.exe #222225
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I wonder...

I wonder if Technical Sales Rep can access resources (i.e knowledge base) from Technical Support department (T2 or T3) >.<
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December 29, 2012 09:16 Re: avgwdsvc.exe #222246
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My system information..

Attached, and thanks in advance for any help.
January 4, 2013 09:08 Re: avgwdsvc.exe #222502
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Jan 2nd came and gone, and there's no response. I have posted the requested details about my system. Would someone please help with this annoyance?

Thanks.
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