What is ASMAgent.exe?

The genuine ASMAgent.exe file is a software component of eSMART Agent by Dell ASAP Software.
ASMAgent.exe is an executable file that is part of eSMART Agent, an asset management program that holds information on a company's assets and delivers management reports which can be used for managing software licenses. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. The eSMART Agent is designed for the Windows platform and works by monitoring each asset a user needs tracked. Each asset receives a unique asset identifier. The information gathered by the agent is then relayed to Dell's Network Operations Center (NOC) through an available Internet connection. An encrypted data snapshot of the hardware and software configuration is captured and sent to the NOC. Dell Inc. is an American company that develops, distributes, repairs and supports computer related products and services all across the world. Founded by Michael Dell in 1984, today it sits at number 51 in the Fortune 500 list. With many new corporate acquisitions under its belt, Dell has entered many new technological markets. It is one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more than 103,300 people worldwide.

ASMAgent stands for ASAP eSMART Agent

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 ASMAgent.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.

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ASMAgent.exe file information

The process known as eSMART Agent belongs to software eSMART Agent or License Use Management Runtime by Dell ASAP Software ( or ASAP Software (

Description: ASMAgent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ASMAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 114,688 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 120,744 bytes or 106,496 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) remove the entire program License Use Management Runtime using Windows Control Panel
  2) search the support area on the IBM website
  3) update the program to the latest version.

Recommended: Identify ASMAgent.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ASMAgent.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ASMAgent.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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Best practices for resolving ASMAgent issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ASMAgent. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ASMAgent.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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