What is umcstub.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 umcstub.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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Umcstub.exe file information

The process known as Service Agent Loader belongs to software Unicenter Asset Management or Unicenter Asset Management - Agents or Unicenter Asset Management - Agent by Computer Associates International (

Description: Umcstub.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Umcstub.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 136,704 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 135,680 bytes or 137,216 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The umcstub.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify umcstub.exe related errors

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

This is part of Computer Associates software
It's spyware from your IT service department that tracks your installed software
  Anonymous   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of umcstub.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks umcstub.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks umcstub.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving umcstub issues

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