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What is magent.exe?

The genuine magent.exe file is a software component of Mail.Ru Agent by Mail.Ru Group.
"Magent.exe" is Mail.ru's free downloadable "Agent" program for Windows. Its website is in Russian, but Google can translate it. An option for installing the Mail.Ru "Amigo" browser and "additional services" is checked (active) by default. It installs to "C:\Program Files\Mail.Ru\Agent\magent.exe" and can be removed by selecting "Mail.Ru Agent" under the Control Panel. It is a communications center for video or telephone calling, SMS texting, e-mail, and social networking or instant messaging on multiple platforms including Facebook. It advertises "free" video and phone calls worldwide, but its help pages discuss payments. Their own help website warns against multiple unauthorized copies and offers installation instructions. Mail.ru Group, founded as "Port.ru" in 1998, the Russian parent corporation of the ICQ and Mail.ru Agent instant messaging networks, owns numerous websites, online games, and e-mail services and has the largest overall Russian language Internet presence, reaching 86% of Russian-speaking users worldwide.

MAgent stands for Mail.Ru Agent

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the magent.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Magent.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with magent
Magent.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as magent.exe belongs to software Mail.Ru Agent by Mail.Ru (www.mail.ru) or LLC Mail.Ru (mail.ru).

Description: Magent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Magent.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder—generally C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mail.Ru\Agent\ or C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Mail.Ru\Agent\bin\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 6,220,984 bytes. https://www.file.net/process/magent.exe.html 
Magent.exe is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Magent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Mail.Ru Agent)
  2) contact www.mail.ru Customer Service.

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If magent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 38% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 12,319,424 bytes and 4 more variants. The magent.exe file is not a Windows core file. It is digitally signed. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). Magent.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications, hide itself and connect to the Internet.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Mail.Ru Agent)
  2) contact www.mail.ru Customer Service.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as magent.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the magent.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

This is new mails monitor by MAIL.RU TEAM. When new mail is recieved, MailAgent shows it by blinking tray icon.
  Boris   (further information)
Mail.Ru agent
  Wasek   (further information)
Mail.Ru Agent, is Instant Messaging Client and e-mail monitor for mail.ru, inbox.ru, bk.ru and list.ru accounts
  jjaimevera   (further information)
Mandiant agent
   
this is also the Mandiant agent
   

Summary: Average user rating of magent.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think magent.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving magent issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with magent. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the magent.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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