What is mwagent.exe?

The genuine mwagent.exe file is a software component of eScan Antivirus Suite by MicroWorld Technologies.
The file titled "mwagent.exe" is the executable file for eScan Antivirus software, which is a security suite for Windows. The company known as Microworld got started in 1993 and has continued to provide innovative security solutions and software for many operating systems.

MWAgent stands for MicroWorld Agent

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 mwagent.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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Mwagent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mwagent
Mwagent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MicroWorld Agent or eScan Agent Application belongs to software eScan or eScan for Windows by MicroWorld Technologies (

Description: Mwagent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The mwagent.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 531,968 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 508,928 bytes and 18 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The mwagent.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no description of the program. Mwagent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

ist ein virusscanner
Ich denke es könnte zu dem Programm eScan gehören, einem guten Virenprogramm, da ich das Programm aber schon lange nicht mehr habe, könnte es auch etwas gefährliches sein...
  Dr. Doom  
This is a Service of eScan Antivirus Software
Bei mir hat MicroWorld Technologies Network Service den MWagent.exe und reingeschmuggelt.
MWAgent.exe ist Bestandteil der Adiscon Netzwerkmanagement-Lösung "MonitorWare". Wird vornehmlich von Unternehmen zur Verwaltung ihrer PCs eingesetzt.
  Rainer Gerhards [Adiscon]   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of mwagent.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 4 users think mwagent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks mwagent.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving mwagent issues

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