What is DSAgnt.exe?

The genuine DSAgnt.exe file is a software component of Dell Support by Gteko.
This is a process belonging to Dell Support and is supplied by 3rd party vendor Gteko. It provides an automated upgrade and notification system for Dell computers and laptops. Whilst it is a non-essential process it should not be terminated or removed unless it is causing problems.

DSAgnt stands for Dell Support Agent

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 DSAgnt.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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DSAgnt.exe file information

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

The process known as Dell Support belongs to software Dell Support by Gteko (

Description: DSAgnt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file DSAgnt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\Dell Support\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 460,784 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 395,776 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The DSAgnt.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also do the following:

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

When trying to restart, END PROGRAM DSAGNT.exe shows and says "not responding" - Afraid to shut down computer now :(
  Ellen Martin  
a dell help file, I've found that apparently it offers an extended range of help files, does anyone know if it does anything else? and can I stop it to save resources?
I *believe* it's at annoying "Dell Support" window that pops up on the right end of your start menu bar
Dell Support Agent, compes pre-installed on Dell systems, notifies user of software and security updates.
This file is for updates and what not for your dell computer. Its not harmfull but its a pain when loading up from a power down. You can remove it to gain little processor speed but risk not having updates for your dell.

Summary: Average user rating of DSAgnt.exe: based on 3 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think DSAgnt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users don't grade DSAgnt.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving DSAgnt issues

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