What is MetacafeAgent.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 MetacafeAgent.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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MetacafeAgent.exe file information

The process known as MetacafeAgent.exe belongs to software Metacafe by Metacafe (

Description: MetacafeAgent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file MetacafeAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 149,520 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 116,856 bytes, 145,736 bytes, 149,256 bytes or 115,832 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. MetacafeAgent.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. MetacafeAgent.exe is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). MetacafeAgent.exe is able to connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with MetacafeAgent.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Metacafe).

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If MetacafeAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 2% dangerous. The file size is 109,584 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is a file with no information about its developer. It is a Verisign signed file. The MetacafeAgent.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. MetacafeAgent.exe is not a Windows system file. MetacafeAgent.exe is able to connect to the Internet.

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

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