What does the bagent.exe file do?
The bagent.exe process is also known as Quicken Background Agent and is a part of Quicken for Windows or, as the case may be, www.intuit.com/support/quicken. This software is produced by Intuit (www.intuit.com) or, as the case may be, Quicken. An obsolete or defective version of bagent.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Quicken Background Agent has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Quicken Background 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)
- bagent.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module bagent.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about bagent.exe Quicken Background Agent
bagent.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Bagent.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 76,072 bytes (25% of all these files), 77,096 bytes, 77,216 bytes or, as the case may be, 53,248 bytes.
This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Bagent.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 15% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 bagent.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 bagent?
|Part of Intuit's Quicken software |
|Part of Quicken 2005. Auto download quotes and other online transactions |
|please remove from my computer |
Summary: 2 users judge bagent.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Quicken for Windows or www.intuit.com/support/quicken
To remove Quicken Background 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 Quicken for Windows or www.intuit.com/support/quicken in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if bagent.exe (Quicken Background 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 Quicken Background Agent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Quicken Background 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 bagent.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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