Is agent.exe safe?
Agent.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if agent.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Agent.exe file information
The process known as InstallShield Update Service Agent or Macrovision Software Manager Agent or Battle.net Update Agent or Agent Core or EaseUS Todo Backup Agent Application or Immunet (version 3.0 Agent) or Acresso Software Manager Agent or Macrovision FLEXnet Connect Agent or Agent User Interface or FLEXnet Connect Agent or Windows Agent or Immunet Protect Agent or PVCR2 Scheduler Agent
belongs to software InstallShield Update Service or Software Manager or Cisco SSL VPN Client or Roxio Media Manager or Battle.net Update Agent or EaseUS Todo Backup Free or Wal-Mart Music Downloads Store or Immunet or Connected Backup/PC Agent or Macrovision FLEXnet Connect or Vodafone Mobile Connect or Privacy center or Roxio MyDVD (version 9 Studio Premier, 9 Studio) or Nuance PaperPort (version 12) or Windows Agent or CyberLink agent or CD Agent or Roxio Easy Media Creator (version 9, 10 Suite)
by Macrovision (www.macrovision.com) or InstallShield Software (www.installshield.com) or Cisco Systems (www.cisco.com) or Blizzard Entertainment (blizzard.com) or Acronis (www.acronis.com) or CHENGDU YIWO Tech Development Co. or Sourcefire or Acresso or Iron Mountain (www.ironmountain.com) or Flexera Software or N-able Technologies (www.n-able.com) or Immunet (www.immunet.com) or CyberLink (www.gocyberlink.com).
Description: Agent.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. agent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 618,496 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 992,176 bytes and 24 more variants.
The agent.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with agent.exe, you can ask Customer Support  to assist you, update  the program to the latest version or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Roxio Media Manager or Rohos Mini Drive).
Recommended: Identify agent.exe related errors
If agent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 69,632 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 94,208 bytes and 62 more variants. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It is certified by a trustworthy company. Agent.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs.
If agent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 992,176 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 1,152,288 bytes and 10 more variants. The agent.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. Agent.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs.
If agent.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 155,648 bytes (82% of all occurrences), 143,360 bytes and 4 more variants.
If agent.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 36,864 bytes.
If agent.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 67% dangerous. The file size is 53,248 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 56,688 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
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Important: Some malware also uses the file name agent.exe, for example Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.PrivacyCenter.cd or Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.PrivacyCenter.en (detected by Kaspersky), and Mal_FakeAV-12 or Cryp_FakeAV-12 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the agent.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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