What is DPAgnt.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 DPAgnt.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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DPAgnt.exe file information

The process known as DPPRAgnt Module belongs to software DigitalPersona Password or DigitalPersona Password Manager or DPPRAgnt Module by DigitalPersona (

Description: DPAgnt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DPAgnt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 913,408 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 807,440 bytes or 933,888 bytes. 
The DPAgnt.exe file is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). DPAgnt.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall DigitalPersona Password Manager or DigitalPersona Password, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on DigitalPersona Password Manager or DigitalPersona Password in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

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

DigitalPersona Password Manager. It's needed in case you have Microsoft FingerPrint Reader or any other installed Digital reader. Not Dangerous
  luca terzaghi   (further information)
Microsoft fingerprint reader's base monitoring program.
  Russ   (further information)
Prozess der den Fingerabdruckleser von Microsoft steuert
It will cause Dragon Version 9 to crash upon adding a new Dragon command
  Howard Parks  
Nice functionality, but DPAgnt.ext stops SPSS from running

Summary: Average user rating of DPAgnt.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think DPAgnt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving DPAgnt issues

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