What does the Agent.exe file do?
The Agent.exe process is also known as Battle.net Update Agent or, as the case may be, EaseUS Todo Backup Agent Application and is a part of Battle.net or, as the case may be, EaseUS Todo Backup Free. This software is produced by Blizzard Entertainment (blizzard.com) or, as the case may be, CHENGDU YIWO Tech Development Co.. An obsolete or defective version of Agent.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Battle.net Update Agent has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Battle.net Update Agent has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Agent.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Agent.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Agent.exe Battle.net Update Agent
Agent.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Agent.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,446,264 bytes (4% of all these files), 37,416 bytes as well as 76 other variants.
It is the service "EaseUS Agent".
The Agent file is not part of the Windows operating system. This Agent program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. Agent.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 58% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A Agent.exe file has a 71% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows directory. In this case, the file size is usually 155,648 bytes (96% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 159,744 bytes. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. This Agent program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.
- A Agent.exe file has a 36% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 512,000 bytes (28% of all these files), 992,176 bytes as well as 9 other variants. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The Agent file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file.
- A Agent.exe file has a 42% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 1,152,288 bytes (33% of all these files), 8,798,256 bytes, 8,840,240 bytes, 1,446,264 bytes or, as the case may be, 5,837,944 bytes.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves Agent.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about Agent?
|TV capture card program for scheduling TV recording times. |
|Seems to be used to update legitimate applications |
|NNTP news reader program (further information...) |
|Shoretel application - memory hog |
|Acronis Agent for Remote Backup |
Summary: 21 users judge Agent.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 9 users consider it harmless. However, 15 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 7 users have already deleted Agent.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Battle.net or EaseUS Todo Backup Free
To remove Battle.net Update Agent from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Battle.net or EaseUS Todo Backup Free in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Agent.exe (Battle.net Update Agent) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Battle.net Update Agent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Battle.net Update Agent or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or Agent.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.