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What is swagent.exe?

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How does swagent.exe run?

Service - swagent.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SWAGENT' (SonicWALL Agent Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. SonicWALL Agent Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the swagent.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of swagent.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is swagent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU330.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.37 MB RAM6.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mcafee\managed virusscan\agent\swagent.exe

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: swagent.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: McAfee® Security-as-a-Service
Description: swAgent Module
Version: 6.0.0.390
Product version: 6.0.0
Size: 190.03 KB
Original file name: swAgent.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: McAfee
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/5/2011
Expiration date: 12/31/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000776218%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000445606%
User CPU: 0.00003306112019%
Privileged CPU time: 62.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 144,166,158
CPU cycle count /min: 360,594
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 49.21 MB
Peak committed memory: 50.21 MB
Paged memory: 1.37 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.39 MB
Paged system memory: 92.53 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.02 KB
Working set memory: 556 KB
Peak working set memory: 4.25 MB
Min working set memory: 204 KB
Private memory: 1.37 MB
Page faults: 1,333
Page faults /min: 3
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 60 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 10
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 514 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 434
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 546 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 61
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages
advapi32.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Agent\swAgent.exe"

Service details

Name: SonicWALL Agent Service
Service name: SWAGENT
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 59152

Image hashes

MD5: 5cb1f7f8c2a4ffbb9cbeceadfdf8818c
SHA-1: 1aad80c24b36b962a9c3083b1b8b1eefe1a1d36a
SHA-256: adb2df04605ad246c70908ecee5011e80e56b7d941e836b03f894cd40fe73e36

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcp80.dll
msvcr80.dll
shell32.dll
shfolder.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
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