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6% remove it94% keep it
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Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 22 files. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Altiris\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C583DCEA-69EE-4686-9242-6FDD36F6E6F8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft

  • AeXAgentActivate.exe (by Altiris) - Altiris Agent
  • AeXAgentDesktop.exe (by Altiris)
  • AeXAgentDiagnostics.dll
  • AeXAgentPages.dll
  • AeXAgentUI.dll
  • AeXAgentUIHost.exe
  • AeXAgentUtil.exe
  • AeXAMAgent.dll - Application Metering Agent
  • AeXBasicInventory.dll
  • AeXNSAgent.exe
  • AeXNSInvCollector.exe - Inventory Solution (Altiris eXpress Win32 Inventory Collector)
  • aexswdagent.dll (by Altiris, Inc) - AeXSWDAgent
  • aexswdagentR12.dll (by Altiris, Inc)
  • AeXSWDAppInv.exe - AeXSWDAppInv
  • AeXSWDAppReqAgent.dll - Altiris Software Delivery Solution (AeXSWDAppReqAgent)
  • AeXSWDSolnAgentUninst.exe
  • AeXSWDUsr.exe
  • AeXTaskSchedulerLib.dll
  • AeXTaskSynchAgent.dll - AeXTaskSynchAgent Module
  • AMInit64.dll - Application Metering Init
  • SWRAgentUtils.exe - Software Delivery Solution Agent (SWD solution agent command line utility executable)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • AeXNSAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Altiris Agent' (AeXNSClient) "Enables remote management and trouble shooting of the computer by Altiris Notification Server solutions".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AeXAgentActivate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AeXAgentLogon' which loads as C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\AeXAgentActivate.exe /logon.

How do I remove Microsoft?

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Or, you can uninstall Microsoft from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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