What does the ManagementAgentNT.exe file do?
The ManagementAgentNT.exe process is also known as Sophos Agent and is a part of Sophos Messaging System or, as the case may be, Sophos Remote Management System. This software is produced by Sophos Plc (www.sophos.com). 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:
- Sophos Agent has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Sophos 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)
- ManagementAgentNT.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ManagementAgentNT.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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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. The file ManagementAgentNT.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 266,240 bytes (60% of all these files), 289,856 bytes or, as the case may be, 278,528 bytes.
This ManagementAgentNT.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This ManagementAgentNT program can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. ManagementAgentNT.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 46% 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 Messaging System or Sophos Remote Management System
To remove Sophos Agent from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Sophos Messaging System or Sophos Remote Management System in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
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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