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Old 10-30-2006, 01:20 AM   #1
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I seem to have a program eating up all of my resources and I can't seem to do anything about it. The program in question is agent.exe. I did some searching on google for it, and it does not seem to be spyware or anything like that, yet, it'* always using 100% of my CPU. After my computer is running for 10 minues or so, the entire thing stops responding because explorer.exe starts taking 100% CPU instead of agent.exe. If I try to end the agent.exe process, it instantly comes back and takes all CPU usage again. Any ideas? Antivirus and Spyware picked up nothing.
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Get rid of the process. I'm not positive but I think it'* a remote connection type program. If it is being hacked someone can have access to your computer. I'm not good at computer help w/o seeing the problem in person, though...so sorry.
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Yep,. seen that one before. Click Start, search, and enter in agent.exe to search. Once it finds it, open your task manager window and real quick like, end the task and delete the file right after.

Now, click Start, Run, type in msconfig

Click on the tab that says startup
Unclick anything that doesn't look familar. Some things you will recognise, but other will not.
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Remove, and do not use, the "Download new headers for all groups" button. it'* a known bug in Agent.
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There are at least 4 different software products that use Agent.exe. You first need to figure out which one you have. Do a search for agent on your hard drive and list the results.
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