What is magent.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 magent.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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Magent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with magent
Magent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as magent.exe belongs to software Mail.Ru Agent by Mail.Ru (

Description: Magent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Magent.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (98% of all occurrences) or 6,220,984 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Magent.exe is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). Magent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Mail.Ru Agent)
  2) contact Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify magent.exe related errors

If magent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 8,746,680 bytes and 10 more variants. The file is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). Magent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications, hide itself and connect to the Internet.

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

This is new mails monitor by MAIL.RU TEAM. When new mail is recieved, MailAgent shows it by blinking tray icon.
  Boris   (further information)
Mail.Ru agent
  Wasek   (further information)
Mail.Ru Agent, is Instant Messaging Client and e-mail monitor for,, and accounts
  jjaimevera   (further information)
Mandiant agent
this is also the Mandiant agent

Summary: Average user rating of magent.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think magent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving magent issues

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