The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Agent.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as InstallShield Update Service Agent or Macrovision Software Manager Agent or Battle.net Update Agent or EaseUS Todo Backup Agent Application or Agent Core or Immunet (version 3.0 Agent) or FLEXnet Connect Agent or Acresso Software Manager Agent or Macrovision FLEXnet Connect Agent or Agent User Interface or Windows Agent or Immunet Protect Agent or Macrovision Update Service Agent or Rohos Agent
belongs to software InstallShield Update Service or Software Manager or Battle.net or Cisco SSL VPN Client or EaseUS Todo Backup Free or Roxio Media Manager or Battle.net Update Agent or Wal-Mart Music Downloads Store or Immunet or Connected Backup/PC Agent or Macrovision FLEXnet Connect or Windows Agent or Vodafone Mobile Connect or Privacy center or Roxio MyDVD (version 9 Studio Premier, 9 Studio) or Dragon NaturallySpeaking (version 12) or Nuance PaperPort (version 12) or Acresso Software or Macrovision Update Service or Rohos Disk®, Rohos Logon Key or Immunet Protect or Flexera Software or Roxio Easy Media Creator (version 9, 10 Suite)
by Macrovision (www.macrovision.com) or InstallShield Software (www.installshield.com) or Blizzard Entertainment (blizzard.com) or CHENGDU YIWO Tech Development Co. or Cisco Systems (www.cisco.com) or Sourcefire or Acronis (www.acronis.com) or Flexera Software or Acresso or Iron Mountain (www.ironmountain.com) or N-able Technologies (www.n-able.com) or Immunet (www.immunet.com) or Tesline-Service SRL.
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 10/8/7/XP are 618,496 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 992,176 bytes and 23 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 user reviews.
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If Agent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 41% dangerous. The file size is 5,646,896 bytes (5% of all occurrences), 5,644,336 bytes and 94 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 keyboard and mouse inputs.
If Agent.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 992,176 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 1,152,288 bytes and 16 more variants. The Agent.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Agent.exe is able to monitor applications.
If Agent.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 155,648 bytes (80% of all occurrences), 143,360 bytes and 4 more variants.
If Agent.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 63% dangerous. The file size is 53,248 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 56,688 bytes.
If Agent.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 36,864 bytes.
If Agent.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 584,928 bytes.
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There are different files with the same name:
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 Trojan.FakeAV or Trojan.Vundo (detected by Symantec). 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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Agent. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the Agent.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.