What is dslagent.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 dslagent.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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Dslagent.exe file information

The process known as dslagent.exe belongs to software BT Voyager (version 105 ADSL Modem) or D-Link DSL-200 ADSL Modem or Voyager (version 105 ADSL Modem) or DSL-200 DSL Modem or Conexant DSL Modem or Telkom DSL Modem or Dynalink ADSL Modem or Huawei MT882 USB ADSL Modem by unknown.

Description: Dslagent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file dslagent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder (mainly C:\WINDOWS\system32\ or C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 16,384 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 65,536 bytes, 90,112 bytes, 77,824 bytes or 10,256 bytes. 
There is no file information. Dslagent.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of dslagent.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem or D-Link DSL-200 ADSL Modem using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) go to the support area [1][2] of the BT website
  3) look for a new, improved version [1][2].

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

driver for Eicon Adsl modem
it's adsl modem driver
Driver for ADSL Modem - harmless.
driver software
BT broadband or such like
  joe slaughter  
To do with ADSL on mine its AOL
with Digicon usb adsl modem
driver for binatone adsl modem
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Summary: Average user rating of dslagent.exe: based on 51 votes with 9 reviews. 45 users think dslagent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving dslagent issues

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