What is ooemcgats.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 ooemcgats.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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Ooemcgats.exe file information

The process known as Gateway Agent Windows Service belongs to software Gateway Agent or O&O DiskImage Server or O&O Defrag Workstation by O&O Software GmbH (

Description: Ooemcgats.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ooemcgats.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 311,296 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 320,768 bytes or 315,392 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. ooemcgats.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with ooemcgats.exe, you can also uninstall O&O Defrag Workstation or O&O DiskImage Server from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify ooemcgats.exe related errors

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

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