Diablo® III

What is Agent.exe? Has battle.net been comprimised?

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Hi all, as you've seen from the links posted here - Agent.exe is an official component of our games. Basically, it's a program that helps with the updating and the installation of the games - it can commonly be offset by security programs which think that because it wants to make changes it's something weird. Although having your computer protected with a security program is strongly advised, you want to make sure that Agent is not hindered because if it is your game will not likely update correctly, and may not even launch.

If a security program has shut down Agent, or if a game is not launching - going through the following troubleshooting steps should help you out. If anyone still has any difficulties after checking that out, feel free to let us know, we'll be happy to help.
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Avira, the best of the best


LOL ok
This contains your answer:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+blizzard+agent.exe
Safe for work.


@Baler. That was one of the best, most well done, answers I have seen on this forum! Kudos.
Edited by SirRight#1618 on 5/14/2013 12:41 PM PDT
http://images.sodahead.com/profiles/0/0/1/8/2/9/8/2/7/duh-47120176878.jpeg

goes double for
Thank you for the heads up. I will delete and block agent.exe from now on.


LOL
05/14/2013 10:16 AMPosted by Xombo
So I just turned on my computer this morning, I was downloading the new D3 patch and loading up Battle.net, when my antivirus software (Avira, the best of the best, if you don't have it, get it) blocked a potnetially malicious program "agent.exe."


Doesn't sound like it's that great if it is blocking things it shouldn't be. You should probably stop recommending it so much, and get a non-idiotic anti-virus program.
This contains your answer:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+blizzard+agent.exe
Safe for work.


Thanks for the laugh
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Just uh, gonna put this out there ... Unless you're QnA'ing with a techy/support line don't advertise what anti malicious software you use in public.

That's just asking for someone to backdoor you.

(yeah i know that's what she said)
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Get Nod32 Antivirus and you wont have any problems. It is the bast Antivirus out there.
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