AVG Technologies - 0.05% Detection Rate *

Did you just download a file that is digitally signed by AVG Technologies and wonder if the file is safe? If so, please read on.

You will typically see AVG Technologies when clicking to run the file. The publisher name shows up as the "Verified publisher" in the UAC dialog as the screenshot shows:

Screenshot where AVG Technologies appears as the verified publisher in the UAC dialog

You can also view the AVG Technologies certificate with the following procedure:

  1. Open Windows Explorer and locate the AVG Technologies file
  2. Right-click the file and select Properties
  3. Click the Digital Signatures tab
  4. Click on the View Certificate button

Here's a screencap of a file that has been digitally signed by AVG Technologies:

Screenshot of the AVG Technologies certificate

As you can see in the screenshot above, the Windows OS states that "This digital signature is OK". This implies that the file has been published by AVG Technologies and that the file has not been tampered with.

If you click the View Certificate button shown in the screengrab above, you can view all the details of the certificate, such as when it was issued, who issued the certificate, how long it is valid, etc. You can also see the address for AVG Technologies, such as the street name, city and country.

VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2009-2 CA and VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA has issued the AVG Technologies certificates. You can also see the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screencap above.

AVG Technologies Files

The following are the AVG Technologies files I have collected, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

The FreeFixer tool treats files from AVG Technologies as trusted, which means that the AVG Technologies files will appear with a green background and that there is no removal checkbox for the file. However, as you can see in the scan results below, a few of the anti-virus scanners detects the AVG Technologies file(s). My guess is that those detections are false positives and that the files are safe. It is unlikely that AVG Technologies would ship a malware file.

Detection RatioFile Name

Scanner and Detection Names

Here is the detection names for the AVG Technologies files. I've grouped the detection names by each scanner engine. Thanks to VirusTotal for the scan results.

As mentioned above, I think these detections are incorrect since it is very unlikely that AVG Technologies would ship a malware file.

ScannerDetection Names
Antiy-AVLTrojan/Win32.Agent, Trojan/Win32.Patched.gen
EmsisoftTrojan.Generic.9353752 (B)
JiangminWin32/Virut.bn, Backdoor/RBot.afyd

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

The detection percentage is based on the fact that I've gathered 24036 scan results for the AVG Technologies files. 12 of these scan results came up with some sort of detection. If you like, you can view the full details of the scan results by examining the files listed above.

Analysis Details

The analysis is based on certificates with the following serial numbers:


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