backgroundagent.exe is a program which is probably legit. So, if backgroundagent.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to use a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against potential security problems.
Usually, this program is found in C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer\AOP Framework\BackgroundAgent.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is b722e9fe97542eeb2a611df37e73aeb2.
This application is NOT a Windows service. This is good.
This app runs as a 32-bit program. It can not use the full set of features of nowadays' PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description present in the exe is Background Agent.
File version stored as a property 18.104.22.168.
Company name Acer Incorporated.
Legal copyright notice Copyright (C) 2014.
This application does NOT have visible windows. This is usually a bad sign.
backgroundagent.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of serious programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to backgroundagent.exe is valid. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Acer Incorporated
Certificate's issuer name: GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - SHA256 - G2
It has an uninstall routine, which is good. si are uninstall.