What is TransferAgent.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 TransferAgent.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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TransferAgent.exe file information

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

The process belongs to software TransferAgent by Prebase Development (

Description: TransferAgent.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. TransferAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 135,168 bytes. 
There is no file information. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If TransferAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 135,168 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 442,368 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. The TransferAgent.exe file is not a Windows system file. TransferAgent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with TransferAgent.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > SendYourFiles Client).

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

I used run msconfig startup and unchecked TransferAgent ("C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Dell\TransferAgent\TransferAgent.exe") to kill this little dell icon in the system tray that asked me to upgrade to dell support centre 2.0
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Summary: Average user rating of TransferAgent.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving TransferAgent issues

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