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What is swmagent.exe?

Part of SW Update Agent by Samsung Electronics CO. LTD.

What is it?

SW Update Agent is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
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How does swmagent.exe run?

Service - swmagent.exe runs as a background Windows service (SWUpdateService).

How does swmagent.exe start?

Scheduled task - swmagent.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\SWUpdateAgent'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - swmagent.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\SWUpdateAgent'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the swmagent.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of swmagent.exe users, 84.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is swmagent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.09662% CPU966213.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.67 MB RAM35.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              32 GDI objects21.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
580 context switches/sec580.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\samsung\sw update\swmagent.exe

Are there other versions of SW Update Agent?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by SW Update Agent.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: swmagent.exe
Publisher: Samsung Electronics CO., LTD. (verified)
Name: SW Update Agent
Description: SW Update Agent
Product version:
Size: 2.71 MB
Original file name: SWMAgent.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 6/12/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0968149067%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001935268%
User CPU: 0.09662137996464%
Privileged CPU time: 2053.87 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 6 ms
Context switches /sec: 580
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 117.96 MB
Peak committed memory: 144.51 MB
Paged memory: 7.67 MB
Peak paged memory: 25.97 MB
Paged system memory: 188.48 KB
Non-paged system memory: 23.83 KB
Working set memory: 5.76 MB
Peak working set memory: 16.47 MB
Min working set memory: 830 KB
Private memory: 7.67 MB
Page faults: 26,661
Page faults /min: 158
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 32
Peak GDI objects: 32
USER objects: 7
Peak USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 358
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Samsung\SW Update\SWMAgent.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: \SWUpdateAgent

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \SWUpdateAgent

Service details

Name: SWUpdateService

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 59573
UDP: LISTENING on port 51928

Image hashes

MD5: 81cda878b92f9818ed76df0ab3d05be1
SHA-1: 3fb3ec15e44b91b9fbe52bd50053e608d5f5014d

PE image details

File packed: No
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