What is DisplayLinkUserAgent.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 DisplayLinkUserAgent.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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DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe file information

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

The process known as DisplayLinkUserAgent Application belongs to software DisplayLink Core Software by DisplayLink (

Description: DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,455,464 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,454,952 bytes, 878,440 bytes or 1,130,968 bytes. 
The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program has no visible window. The DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe is not a Windows core file. DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous.
In case of any problems with DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > DisplayLink Core Software)
  2) use the software publisher’s support site
  3) check the vendor’s website for a newer version.

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

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DisplayLinkUserAgent. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 DisplayLinkUserAgent.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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