The genuine esecagntservice.exe file is a software component of EndPoint Security by GFI Software. This process is a security agent deployed to workstations running the EndPoint Security software. The agent controls and monitors security settings as well as determines what additional GFI packages are required or installed. It is distributed from a workstation or server that has the EndPoint Security Console on it to multiple computers on your network.
ESecAgntService stands for EndPoint Security Agent Service
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 esecagntservice.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.
Description: Esecagntservice.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The esecagntservice.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 148,776 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 144,656 bytes or 146,528 bytes.
The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. Esecagntservice.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous.
You have the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > GFI EndPointSecurity 4.0 Agent or GFI EndPointSecurity 4.2 Agent).
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as esecagntservice.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the esecagntservice.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 esecagntservice. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 esecagntservice.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.