What is winagent.exe?
Winagent.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if winagent.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Winagent.exe file information
The process known as winagent or agent_winnt Application belongs to software Advanced Monitoring Agent or N-able Technologies Inc. Windows Agent by Remote Monitoring (www.ietf.org) or N-able Technologies (www.n-able.com).
Description: Winagent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file winagent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,690,112 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 1,671,168 bytes and 7 more variants.
The program has no visible window. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. The winagent.exe file is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Winagent.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using winagent.exe, you may want to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Advanced Monitoring Agent or N-able Technologies Inc.).
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If winagent.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 417,792 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 37,644 bytes. The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The winagent.exe file is not a Windows core file.
If winagent.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 87,040 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 64,512 bytes or 62,720 bytes. The winagent.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, C:\Windows\win.ini). The winagent.exe file is not a Windows core file. Winagent.exe is able to monitor applications.
If winagent.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 338,432 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as winagent.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example WORM_PKOOBF.SM (detected by TrendMicro), and Packed.Generic.257 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the winagent.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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