The avgrsx.exe file belongs to the AVG antivirus program. It is an important part of this software, however often it is seen consuming too much resource. Users often complain that the process slows the boot process, opening of large files, and their computer at random times. Here we look in brief at what this process does and how you can solve the said issues.
Purpose of avgrsx.exe
Avgrsx.exe belongs to the Resident Shield component of the AVG protective software. It is responsible for protecting a computer against malware in real-time.
The process scans files when you open, move, copy, or save them. In case it detects a threat, it will cause a pop-up alert window to appear on the desktop asking you about the action you want to take against the infected file(s). The pop-up alert window only appears when you have not configured the AVG protection tool to take a predefined action every time a threat is detected.
By default, this process is set to run every time you power on your computer.
Issue 1 – Avgrsx.exe slows Windows startup
Removing avgrsx.exe from the Startup menu will solve the issue. However, the problem is that if you do this, your AVG antivirus tool will no longer scan files as Windows starts.
To reduce a process from the Startup menu perform these steps:
- Click the Windows icon in the taskbar
- Type msconfig in the Start Search bar and then press Enter
- Click the Startup tab in the System Configuration dialog box
- Deselect the item you don’t want to load automatically along with Windows
Issue 2 – Avgrsx.exe causes large files to open slowly
As mentioned previously, the process scans files for threats when you open them. Larger a file is the more time avgrsx.exe will take to scan it and slower the file will open. A workaround to this issue is to prevent this process from scanning certain large file that you use often.
Issue 3 – Avgrsx.exe consume too much CPU resource
By design, this process requires a lot of resource to function properly. So there is not much you can do about this issue if you want to continue using the AVG protective software. You cannot terminate or permanently disable the process because that will make your computer vulnerable to malware attacks.
The only permanent solution to the three issues mentioned above is to replace the AVG protective tool with another reliable, yet light, antivirus software. There are tools that offer you the same level of protection, may be even better, that AVG antivirus program provides without negatively affecting your computer’s speed. Then why not get yourself a new reliable, light antivirus software application and end performance-related issues once and for all?