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What does the agtserv.exe file do?

The agtserv.exe process is also known as AgtServ main executable or, as the case may be, AGATE Server main executable and is a part of ScreenScraper SDK. This software is produced by Answers (www.answers.com) or, as the case may be, GuruNet (www.gurunet.com). An obsolete or defective version of agtserv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about agtserv.exe AgtServ main executable

agtserv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file agtserv.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". The file size is 20,480 bytes.
This agtserv.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 92% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A agtserv.exe file has a 66% 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 36,864 bytes. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is no part of Microsoft Windows.

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 agtserv.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 agtserv?

This is part of the program called 1-Click Answers. (further information...)
Rob Marson
This program is related to www.answers.com program (further information...)
Rodrigo Lobo Schmidt
This file installed with Accent WordPoint 2.0 The application is a multilanguage dictionary with speech option.
This file is part of 1-Click Answers (previously part of Atomica) if you installed this software, it should not do any harm. (further information...)
Daniel Gonzalez

Summary: 2 users judge agtserv.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall ScreenScraper SDK

To remove AgtServ main executable from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate ScreenScraper SDK in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if agtserv.exe (AgtServ main executable) 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 AgtServ main executable. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AgtServ main executable 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 agtserv.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.

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