What is WakeUpAgt.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 WakeUpAgt.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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WakeUpAgt.exe file information

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

The process known as Proxy agent service for (version 1E WakeUp) belongs to software 1E WakeUp Agent or 1E WakeUp or NightWatchman (version 6.0 for XP (ECORE)) by 1E (

Description: WakeUpAgt.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WakeUpAgt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 270,992 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 275,792 bytes or 533,832 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. WakeUpAgt.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with WakeUpAgt.exe, you can remove the entire program 1E WakeUp Agent using Windows Control Panel, get help from the software vendor 1E or search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify WakeUpAgt.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WakeUpAgt.exe. Therefore, you should check the WakeUpAgt.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 was found on a city government computer. It is undoubtedly used to monitor employees.
  Chuck Harris  

Summary: Average user rating of WakeUpAgt.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 WakeUpAgt issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WakeUpAgt. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the WakeUpAgt.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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