What is myAgtSvc.exe?

The genuine myAgtSvc.exe file is a software component of Total Protection for Small Business by McAfee.
An agent installed with McAfee's Total Protection for Small Business, this application runs in the background and communicates with either an outside McAfee server for updates and definitions, or a local server providing the same information. The agent also is responsible for initiating scheduled scans and communicating issues with the user. Based in Santa Clara, California, McAfee was founded in 1987.

MyAgtSvc stands for My Agent Service Module

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 myAgtSvc.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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MyAgtSvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with myAgtSvc
MyAgtSvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Managed Services Agent or McAfee Managed Services Agent belongs to software McAfee Total Protection for Small Business or McAfee Total Protection™ Service or McAfee Firewall Protection Service by McAfee (

Description: MyAgtSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The myAgtSvc.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 169,280 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 140,864 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. MyAgtSvc.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall McAfee Firewall Protection or McAfee-Browser-Schutzdienst from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If myAgtSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 73,820 bytes. MyAgtSvc.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The myAgtSvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. MyAgtSvc.exe is able to hide itself.

External information from Paul Collins:

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

Part of McAfee VirusScan ASaP (corporate virus scanner)
Agent für McAfee Managed Virus Scan
  carlos69   (further information)
This is a scam web site to sell Security Task Manager software
runs with mcafee and sometimes uses about 2gb ram

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Summary: Average user rating of myAgtSvc.exe: based on 8 votes with 4 user comments. 7 users think myAgtSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks myAgtSvc.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving myAgtSvc issues

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