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Access TP protected data.

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asked Apr 10 about AVG AntiVirus Free
edited Jul 13 by Robert Polubinski

This application is requesting access to a protected item: C:\Program Files\AVG\Antivirus\AVGSvc.exe

Is it genuine? It wants a password though not sure what the password would be? Have tried clicking cancel, but it just flicks off then pops back up on the desktop screen. Really annoying having it sitting there all the time.

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answered Jul 13 by Robert Polubinski (221,940 points)

From what I see, the application requests access to a file that controls the service of the Antivirus. It's the application which starts the AVG Antivirus Free modules and can be accessed only at the system level, without the user interaction to prevent malware infection.

I recommend denying access because it's not normal for a random app to attempt to control the antivirus service.

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