What is BSA.exe?

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 BSA.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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BSA.exe file information

The process known as Intel Bootstrap Agent belongs to software unknown by Intel (

Description: BSA.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. BSA.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 65,536 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. BSA.exe is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. BSA.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If BSA.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 1,818,112 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. BSA.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The BSA.exe file is not a Windows system file. BSA.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name BSA.exe, for example Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec), and MonitoringTool:Win32/Ardamax (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the BSA.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.


User Comments

Bsa.exe scheint eine "Spyware" zu sein wenn ich den Begriff richtig verstehe. Deaktivieren bringt nix da es sich immer wieder neu aktiviert. Habe jetzt die oben genannten Ordner gelöscht und hoffe das jetzt alles wieder funktioniert.

Summary: Average user rating of BSA.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks BSA.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving BSA issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BSA. 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 BSA.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.

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