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What is agent.exe?

Part of Battle.net Update Agent by Blizzard Entertainment

What is it?

Battle.net Update Agent is a 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 agent.exe run?

Process - agent.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the agent.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of agent.exe users, 16.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is agent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00032% CPU3242.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
9.59 MB RAM44.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
30 context switches/sec30.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\battle.net\agent\agent.1267\agent.exe

Are there other versions of Battle.net 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 Battle.net Update Agent.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: agent.exe
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment (verified)
Name: Battle.net Update Agent
Description: Battle.net Update Agent
Size: 5.97 MB
Original file name: Agent.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 9/30/2011
Expiration date: 12/5/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004823140%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001581077%
User CPU: 0.00032420629738%
Privileged CPU time: 348194232 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 510,174,770
Context switches /sec: 30
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 120.92 MB
Peak committed memory: 154.15 MB
Paged memory: 9.59 MB
Peak paged memory: 12.71 MB
Paged system memory: 184.16 KB
Non-paged system memory: 28.08 KB
Working set memory: 18.8 MB
Peak working set memory: 19.33 MB
Min working set memory: 16.17 MB
Private memory: 9.59 MB
Page faults: 6,054,302
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6,354
Total read transfer: 2.1 MB
Total write operations: 3,619
Total write transfer: 8.13 MB
Total other operations: 263,583
Total other transfer: 6.56 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 11
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 10
Handle count average: 340
Thread count average: 22

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Commands
"C:\ProgramData\Battle.net\Agent\Agent.beta.2293\Agent.exe" --locale=enGB
"C:\ProgramData\Battle.net\Agent\Agent.beta.2293\Agent.exe" --locale=enUS

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 55702
TCP: localhost on port 6881
UDP: LISTENING on port 52754
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 223d373e411388fcf984ef1f1792ef92
SHA-1: e6903d69c48a1425144886e8f716627fd1824438

PE image details

File packed: No
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