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What is dagent.exe?

Dagent.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 dagent.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.

Dagent.exe file information

The process known as PatchLink Detection Agent, used to detect the local information and report the results back to your belongs to software PatchLink Update Agent or Altiris Deployment Agent for Windows or Altiris Deployment Agent by PatchLink (www.patchlink.com) or Altiris (www.altiris.com).

Description: Dagent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. dagent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 689,728 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 1,298,432 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/dagent.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. Dagent.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to uninstall Altiris Deployment Agent or PatchLink Update Agent from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

Recommended: Identify dagent.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dagent.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dagent.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

Dagent.exe is part of PatchLink Discovery Agent. The software allows programmers to automate the collection, analysis, and installation of software patches and updates throughout the entire corporate network, all from IT department. This particular program, DAGENT, is started by the PatchLink Update service and its job is to discover applicable software patches and software updates for your PC so that the PatchLink Update service can download them.

Summary: Average user rating of dagent.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
One user thinks dagent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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