What is GravitixService.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 GravitixService.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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GravitixService.exe file information

The process known as AgentEngine Service for Windows NT/2K/XP or Agent Service for Windows NT and above

belongs to software PatchLink Update Agent or Agent Service (NT and above) or Update Service (NT/2K/XP) or ZENworks Patch Management Agent or Patchlink Update

by Patchlink ( or PatchLink ( or Novell (

Description: GravitixService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. GravitixService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—normally C:\Program Files\PatchLink\Update Agent\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,352 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 75,328 bytes, 81,920 bytes or 36,864 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. GravitixService.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall PatchLink Update Agent or ZENworks Patch Management Agent software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify GravitixService.exe related errors

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

Used for patchlink - not dangerous
  Max McGrath  
Patch update used by network administrators to maintains server up to date.
  Deuky   (further information)
PatchLink uses this for security patching
  David Puckett   (further information)
PatchLink Agent.
  Jeff   (further information)
Part of the PatchLink Auto-Update system
This program is not a listener but makes request only to machines of your choice on install.
  Glen   (further information)
Required for Patch updates for Patchlink for network admins
  Adnan Masood   (further information)
Seems to grow out of proportion - on my PC it grows to 300 MB
Gets larger overtime, sometimes taking large amounts of RAM - but can be terminated with no ill effect as it will start up again taking up a smaller amount of RAM
  Steve Pyer  
Occasionally appears to have memory bug. It was using almost 2 GB (yes gigabytes) and I had to terminate the process to recover.
Seems to taking large amounts of virtuel memory. use 1.6 GB
  Michael Christensen  
This is PatchLink(Zenworks Patch Management) client - patches computers from a central server.
  Nyle Landas   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of GravitixService.exe: based on 12 votes with 12 user comments. 8 users think GravitixService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks GravitixService.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving GravitixService issues

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