What does the oodag.exe file do?
The oodag.exe process is also known as O&O Defrag Agent (Win32) and is a part of O&O Defrag Professional Edition or, as the case may be, O&O Defrag Server. This software is produced by O&O Software GmbH (www.oo-software.com). An obsolete or defective version of oodag.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- O&O Defrag Agent has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- O&O Defrag 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)
- oodag.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module oodag.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about oodag.exe O&O Defrag Agent
oodag.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file oodag.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 225,280 bytes (28% of all these files), 1,050,120 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
This oodag.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This oodag program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Oodag.exe is capable of send data out to the Internet. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A oodag.exe file has a 18% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 3,273,552 bytes (33% of all these files), 1,660,200 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,317,128 bytes. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Oodag.exe possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. Oodag.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks as well as send data out to the Internet.
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 oodag.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 oodag?
|Very good defrag tool |
|the best defrag Prog ever for single or network PC's |
|O&O Defrag very good tool |
|very powerful background-defrag engine |
|good defrag tool |
Summary: 46 users judge oodag.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted oodag.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall O&O Defrag Professional Edition or O&O Defrag Server
To remove O&O Defrag 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 O&O Defrag Professional Edition or O&O Defrag Server in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if oodag.exe (O&O Defrag 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 O&O Defrag Agent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for O&O Defrag 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 oodag.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.