What is Ekag20nt.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 Ekag20nt.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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Ekag20nt.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Ekag20nt
Ekag20nt.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as EK Agent for NT-based Operating Systems or EK Agent (Interface version SRV (version 2.01)) belongs to software ElecKey or VIRTU MVP (version 2.0) or VirtuWatt or TrackOFF - Privacy Software by Software Security System.

Description: Ekag20nt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ekag20nt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,763,328 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 1,865,216 bytes, 1,872,896 bytes or 1,897,984 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Ekag20nt.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > VIRTU MVP or VIRTU).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Ekag20nt.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Ekag20nt.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

Ekag20nt.exe is installed with x264Pro Adobe plug-in by 3AM Digital Studios. It's a license manager
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It's a core file for Eleckey license manager. No threat from this file.

Summary: Average user rating of Ekag20nt.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks Ekag20nt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving Ekag20nt issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Ekag20nt. 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 Ekag20nt.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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