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What is SWMAgent.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 SWMAgent.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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SWMAgent.exe file information

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

The process known as SWMAgent or SW Update Agent belongs to software Easy Software Manager or SW Update Agent by Samsung Electronics CO., LTD (www.samsung.com) or Samsung (www.samsung.com).

Description: SWMAgent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SWMAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 2,796,112 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 3,017,776 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/swmagent.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. SWMAgent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous.
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If SWMAgent.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 302,592 bytes. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). SWMAgent.exe is not a Windows core file. SWMAgent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

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

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SWMAgent. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 SWMAgent.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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