What is FBAgent.exe?

The genuine FBAgent.exe file is a software component of Asus FastBoot by ASUSTeK.
FBAgent.exe is an executable file that is part of Asus FastBoot, a utility program that reduces the time taken for the system to boot. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. Asus FastBoot is a program designed for Windows systems that speeds up the boot process of 64-bit Windows operating systems by modifying the BIOS and delaying the launch time of certain programs that run at start up. This program usually comes pre-installed with Windows systems sold by Asus and is generally harmless. Asus is a Chinese personal computer vendor that manufactures everything from desktops and laptops to mobile phones, monitors, optical storage devices, and graphics cards. In 2013, it was the world's fifth largest computer seller, in terms of sales. The company began launching graphics cards in 2005 with their initial PhysX accelerator card. Asus was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao, all previously employed by Acer. The company is currently headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

FBAgent stands for ASUS FastBoot Agent Launcher

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 FBAgent.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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FBAgent.exe file information

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

The process known as ASUS FastBoot belongs to software AFBAgent or Fast Boot or ASUS Fast Boot or TotalRecovery (version 9 Pro, 10 Pro) or DriveClone (version 9) or One by ASUSTeK Computer ( or Farstone Technology (

Description: FBAgent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file FBAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 65,536 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 69,632 bytes, 67,584 bytes or 71,024 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. FBAgent.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with FBAgent.exe, you can contact Customer Service [1][2] or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of TotalRecovery 9 Pro or One (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If FBAgent.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 10% dangerous. The file size is 303,744 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 280,704 bytes. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The FBAgent.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows core file. FBAgent.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with FBAgent.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Fast Boot (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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


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Best practices for resolving FBAgent issues

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