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 DPAgent.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.
The process known as DigitalPersona Local Agent or DigitalPersona (version 64-bit Helper Process)
belongs to software HP ProtectTools Security Manager or DigitalPersona Pro or DigitalPersona Personal or HP SimplePass Identity Protection or DigitalPersona Fingerprint Software or HPAsset component for HP Active Support
by DigitalPersona (www.digitalpersona.com).
Description: DPAgent.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. DPAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 671,744 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 739,664 bytes and 27 more variants.
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It is digitally signed. It is a Verisign signed file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. DPAgent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DPAgent.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TrojanDownloader:Win32/Unruy.C (detected by Microsoft), and TROJ_KRAP.SMPE (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the DPAgent.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DPAgent. 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 DPAgent.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.