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Program info

Estimated safety rating


agent.exe may be a dangerous program, according to heuristic analysis. This program triggers many of the "possible danger" criteria detailed in this document. It is not yet known if agent.exe is a virus or an ok program which doesn't cause harm the PC. Please be careful with it.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\agent.exe

Usually, this application is found in C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\agent.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is 9212d6df2a00dab5c0c8a65399167cb2.

Is running as a service


This application is NOT a Windows service. This is very good.

Accesses the internet


This executable uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This program runs as a 32-bit program. It can not use the entire set of features of nowadays' PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 InstallShield Update Service Agent

The description written in the file is InstallShield Update Service Agent.

File version

 3, 10, 100, 1155

File version stored as a property 3, 10, 100, 1155.


 InstallShield Software Corporation

Maker InstallShield Software Corporation.


 Copyright (C) 1990-2004 InstallShield Software Corporation

Copyright notice Copyright (C) 1990-2004 InstallShield Software Corporation.

Has valid windows


This task does NOT have visible windows. This is usually a bad sign.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual features of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


The digital signature is missing from this program. The publisher did not sign it. This is usually bad.

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.