What is orfagent.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 orfagent.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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Orfagent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with orfagent
Orfagent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ORFO Agent or ORFO 9.0 Agent or ORFO 2000-2004 Agent belongs to software ORFO for Windows or ORFO 9.0 for Windows or ORFO 2000-2004 for Windows by Informatic (

Description: Orfagent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The orfagent.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 143,672 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 114,688 bytes, 164,352 bytes, 138,752 bytes or 147,456 bytes. 
The orfagent.exe file is not a Windows system file. Orfagent.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with orfagent.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > ORFO or ORFO 2010).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as orfagent.exe. Therefore, you should check the orfagent.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 orfagent issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with orfagent. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the orfagent.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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