What is SAgent2.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 SAgent2.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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SAgent2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SAgent2
SAgent2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as EPSON Printer Status Agent belongs to software EPSON Bidirectional Printer by SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (

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 10/8/7/XP are 90,112 bytes (49% of all occurrences), 94,208 bytes, 114,688 bytes, 102,400 bytes or 115,200 bytes. 
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 you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of SAgent2.exe, you can also do the following:

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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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Best practices for resolving SAgent2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SAgent2. 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 SAgent2.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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