What does the cmdagent.exe file do?
The cmdagent.exe process is also known as COMODO Internet Security and is a part of COMODO Internet Security or, as the case may be, COMODO Firewall. This software is produced by COMODO (www.comodo.com). An obsolete or defective version of cmdagent.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- COMODO Internet Security has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- COMODO Internet Security 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)
- cmdagent.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module cmdagent.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about cmdagent.exe COMODO Internet Security
cmdagent.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Cmdagent.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,990,464 bytes (7% of all these files), 1,983,232 bytes as well as 19 other variants.
It is the cmdAgent service: COMODO Internet Security Helper Service.
The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This cmdagent program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. Cmdagent.exe is capable of track other applications as well as record keystrokes. For this reason, 27% 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 cmdagent.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 cmdagent?
|part of a free firewall. better off removing it and upgrading to a decent one. it wont hurt you though |
|Part of Comodo Firewall |
|Part of the Comodo Firewall package. (further information...) |
|Comodo Firewall |
|Used by COMODO Firewall Pro |
Summary: 16 users judge cmdagent.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted cmdagent.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall COMODO Internet Security or COMODO Firewall
To remove COMODO Internet Security 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 COMODO Internet Security or COMODO Firewall in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if cmdagent.exe (COMODO Internet Security) 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 COMODO Internet Security. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for COMODO Internet Security 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 cmdagent.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.