What does the Agent.exe file do?
The Agent.exe process is also known as Blizzard Update Agent or, as the case may be, Battle.net Update Agent 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:
- Blizzard Update Agent has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Blizzard 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.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Agent.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Agent.exe Blizzard 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 40,080 bytes (4% of all these files), 1,446,264 bytes as well as 107 other variants.
It is the service "EaseUS Agent".
It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This Agent.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Agent.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 62% 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. The Agent file does not supply any version information or other description. This file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
- A Agent.exe file has a 37% 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 (35% of all these files), 1,000,736 bytes as well as 6 other variants. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows.
- A Agent.exe file has a 40% 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 (28% of all these files), 1,148,192 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
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 Blizzard 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 (Blizzard 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 Blizzard Update Agent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Blizzard 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.