What is FreeAgentService.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 FreeAgentService.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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FreeAgentService.exe file information

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

The process known as Sync Windows Services belongs to software Seagate Manager Installer by Seagate Technology (

Description: FreeAgentService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The FreeAgentService.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 189,736 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 156,968 bytes, 181,544 bytes or 161,064 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. FreeAgentService.exe is a Verisign signed file. FreeAgentService.exe is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. FreeAgentService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Seagate Manager Installer, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on Seagate Manager Installer in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

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

FreeAgentService.exe is part of Sync developed by Seagate Technology.
it is part of seagate hard drive back up program
  Andrea F   (further information)
Part of the Seagate Sync program-- I really don't know what it is supposed to do.
  Arthur Block  
I noticed it after installing my Seagate External Hard drive on both computers.
  Pj Genco   (further information)
Comes as a syncing option for the Seagate external hard drive. I don't sync back-ups and disabled that entirely, so i don't know why this is still coming up...

Summary: Average user rating of FreeAgentService.exe: based on 3 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks FreeAgentService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade FreeAgentService.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving FreeAgentService issues

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