What does the myAgtSvc.exe file do?
The myAgtSvc.exe process is also known as Managed Services Agent and is a part of McAfee Total Protection for Small Business or, as the case may be, McAfee Total Protection™ Service. This software is produced by McAfee (www.mcafee.com). An obsolete or defective version of myAgtSvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Managed Services Agent has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Managed Services 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)
- myAgtSvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module myAgtSvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about myAgtSvc.exe Managed Services Agent
myAgtSvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file myAgtSvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 169,280 bytes (27% of all these files), 282,824 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. MyAgtSvc.exe possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This myAgtSvc.exe process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. MyAgtSvc.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs. For this reason, 43% 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 myAgtSvc.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 myAgtSvc?
|Part of McAfee VirusScan ASaP (corporate virus scanner) |
|This is a scam web site to sell Security Task Manager software |
|runs with mcafee and sometimes uses about 2gb ram |
Summary: 6 users judge myAgtSvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted myAgtSvc.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall McAfee Total Protection for Small Business or McAfee Total Protection™ Service
To remove Managed Services 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 McAfee Total Protection for Small Business or McAfee Total Protection™ Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if myAgtSvc.exe (Managed Services 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 Managed Services Agent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Managed Services 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 myAgtSvc.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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