avg-online-scanner.exe is an executable file which primary purpose is to start a parasite or launch some of its components. Once executed, the avg-online-scanner.exe file runs a process that is responsible for the parasite's payload. avg-online-scanner.exe is a significant part of a dangerous threat, but it can also work on its own. DO NOT execute it!
The avg-online-scanner.exe file is installed and used by AVG-Online-Scanner.com.
You have to delete the avg-online-scanner.exe file immediately after you have found it. The parasite will continue to violate your privacy and harm your computer unless avg-online-scanner.exe and all related objects will not be completely removed from the system. If you have difficulties erasing the file consider using an anti-spyware program.
Sometimes a presence of avg-online-scanner.exe does not indicate that your computer is infected. It can be an essential system file or a file installed by harmless legitimate software and therefore may not pose any threat to your privacy and the system. Although such cases are quite rare, you should thoroughly examine avg-online-scanner.exe before completely deleting or leaving it in the system.
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