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What does the ManagementAgentNT.exe file do?

The ManagementAgentNT.exe process is also known as Sophos Agent and is a part of Sophos Remote Management System or, as the case may be, Sophos Messaging System. This software is produced by Sophos. An obsolete or defective version of ManagementAgentNT.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 ManagementAgentNT.exe Sophos Agent

ManagementAgentNT.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ManagementAgentNT.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". The file size is 289,856 bytes.
The ManagementAgentNT file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in 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. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. ManagementAgentNT.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 8% 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 ManagementAgentNT.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 ManagementAgentNT?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Sophos Remote Management System or Sophos Messaging System

To remove Sophos Agent 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 Sophos Remote Management System or Sophos Messaging System in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if ManagementAgentNT.exe (Sophos 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 Sophos Agent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Sophos 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 ManagementAgentNT.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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