What is CopyAgent.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 CopyAgent.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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CopyAgent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CopyAgent
CopyAgent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Copy Agent belongs to software Copy Agent or Copy by Barracuda Networks.

Description: CopyAgent.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CopyAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 10,847,232 bytes. 
The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Run, Run). CopyAgent.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The CopyAgent.exe file is a Verisign signed file. CopyAgent.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with CopyAgent.exe, you can search for help on the company's website or uninstall Copy software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If CopyAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 2% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Run, Run). The CopyAgent.exe file is not a Windows system file. CopyAgent.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CopyAgent.exe. Therefore, you should check the CopyAgent.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

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Summary: Average user rating of CopyAgent.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving CopyAgent issues

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