Resolve Avgcsrvx.exe 100% CPU Usage Issue

What Is Avgcsrvx.exe?

Avgcsrvx.exe is associated with the Resident Shield component of the AVG Antivirus program. Resident Shield gives your computer real-time protection against malware.

File Information

This is a Verisign signed file and by default, it is located in a subfolder of C:\Program Files. The most common size of this file is 693,016 bytes. You may also find this file in 691,992, 710,424, 722,784, 687,896, 702,744, and 692,504 bytes sizes.

Why Does This Process Consume High CPU Usage?

It is natural for the scanner component of an antivirus software to consume a lot of system resources while scanning. As this process is associated with the monitoring component of AVG Antivirus software it consumes a large amount of CPU resources (sometimes even up to 100%) when a virus scan is running on your computer.

Can I Terminate This Process When It Hogs My CPU Resources?

No, you cannot. This is a critical process of your AVG Antivirus program. If you terminate it, your AVG Antivirus program will not work properly.

So, What’s The Alternative?

The best way to deal with avgcsrvx.exe high CPU usage is to schedule your virus scans at a time when you do not use your computer. In case you need to work on your computer while the AVG Antivirus software is running a scan, then simply pause all scans. To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Right-click on AVG Antivirus icon in your system tray.
  2. Click Pause all scans.

After you have finished your work, remember to start the scan again.

In addition to scheduling virus scans at a time you don’t require your computer, we recommend you also adjust the scanning priority.

To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Open AVG.
  2. Click Computer Scanner.
  3. Click Choose your scheduled scan.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Click the How to Scan tab.
  6. Adjust the scan priority to Automatic or Slow scan.

Avgcsrvx.exe Continues To Hog CPU Resources Even When No Virus Scan Is Running – What Should I Do?

In case this process is hogging your CPU resources all the time then you may consider contacting AVG Support. If that does not yield any improvements, then it is best that you uninstall AVG Antivirus and install another efficient antivirus program – one which provides you all the necessary protective features, but does not use a lot of system resources.

Avgcsrvx.exe Continues To Run Even After The Virus Scan Is Complete – Is This OK?

Yes, it is. As this process is part of the monitoring component of AVG Antivirus tool it continues to run in background all the time.

Two Instances Of Avgcsrvx.exe Are Running – Is The Other Instance Malware?

It is natural to find two or more than two processes of this file running simultaneously. This process is used by AVG Antivirus software for multiple purposes and that is why, at times, more than one instance of this file are listed in the Task Manager.

I’m Receiving An Avgcsrvx.exe Error And Other Exe Error Messages On My Computer – What Should I Do?

A lot of times, exe errors occur due to issues in the Windows registry. We recommend you download a registry cleaner program and run a registry scan using this software.