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Is SAgent2.exe safe?

SAgent2.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if SAgent2.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

SAgent2.exe file information

The process known as EPSON Printer Status Agent belongs to software EPSON Bidirectional Printer or MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (www.epson.com).

Description: SAgent2.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SAgent2.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mostly C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\). Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 90,112 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 94,208 bytes, 114,688 bytes, 115,200 bytes or 102,400 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/sagent2.exe.html 
The program is not visible. SAgent2.exe is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. SAgent2.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you experience any issues with installation of SAgent2.exe, you can also do the following:

  • consult Epson’s Customer Service
  • update to a possibly bug-fixed version
  • remove the entire program EPSON Printer Status Agent using Windows Control Panel

Recommended: Identify SAgent2.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "SAgent2ExePath" is not required to run at start up. Seiko Epson printer status agent. Disable if printer is not used often

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SAgent2.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SAgent2.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

mc afee says it was trying to access the web
EPSON Printer file
Epson Printer Status Agent
  IT 4 Wales  
This file is fine, and comes in the driver package with most epson printers. Without this file, you will be unable to print, so do not shut down.
EPSON Printer Status Agent starts on start up
Epson printer file
Delete the entry :HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet###\Services\EPSONStatusAgent2 in regestry where ### is any number you have in your regestry(Typically 001 and 002).
  Psychoticus Rex  
EPSON Printer Status Agent
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SAgent2.exe: based on 28 votes with 9 reviews.
22 users think SAgent2.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users don't grade SAgent2.exe ("not sure about it").

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