What is gpg-agent.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 gpg-agent.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.

Click to Run a Free Scan for gpg-agent.exe related errors

Gpg-agent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with gpg-agent
Gpg-agent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as GnuPG’s private key daemon belongs to software GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) or Gpg4win (version (2.1.0), (2.0.3)) by g10 Code GmbH.

Description: Gpg-agent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Gpg-agent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 264,704 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 315,392 bytes, 313,856 bytes, 312,832 bytes or 300,544 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to search for help on the company's website or uninstall Gpg4win (2.1.0) or Gpg4win (2.2.1) from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify gpg-agent.exe related errors

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

There are no user opinions yet. Why not be the first to write a short comment?

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about gpg-agent.exe:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving gpg-agent issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with gpg-agent. 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 gpg-agent.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.

Other processes

gpg-agent.exe [all]