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United States Rank #20,283
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.55 days
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Average installed length: 55.07 days


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6.08.4146 15.63%
6.07.3856 6.25%
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6.04.3180 4.69%
6.04.3165 3.13%
6.04.2959 17.19%
6.03.2806 17.19%
6.02.2716 9.38%
6.01.2467 1.56%
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Absolute Manage Agent

What is Absolute Manage Agent?  (from Absolute Software)

Absolute Manage is the world’s only firmware-embedded computer lifecycle management solution that allows IT Administrators to manage the PCs, Macs, Laptops and mobile Apple devices (iPhones, iPads etc.) in their organization’s deployments from a single console.


Absolute Manage Agent is a program developed by Absolute Software. The most used version is 6.04.2959, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 48 files and is usually about 3.87 MB (4,056,576 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 74% of users of Absolute Manage Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in Sweden and Vietnam.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.absolute.com
Help link: www.absolute.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pole position software\lanrevagent\ovaldi\xml
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CDA2B651-FA2F-47E6-BA8A-D690C096E064}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.87 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Absolute Manage Agent

  • LANrevAgentControlPanel.dll (by Pole Position Software GmbH) - Absolute Manage Agent (LANrevAgentControlPanel)
  • DIReboot.exe - DIReboot
  • AppleSingleTool.exe (by Pole Position Software GmbH) - Apple Single Tool
  • CoreFoundation.dll
  • EncryptionDetection.exe - EncryptionDetection
  • LANrev Agent.exe
  • LANrevAgentChangeSettings.exe
  • LANrevAgentFindFilesHelper.exe - LANrevAgentFindFilesHelper
  • LANrevAgentImageHelper.exe - LANrevAgentImageHelper
  • LANrevAgentInstallerHelper.exe - LANrevAgentInstallerHelper
  • LANrevAgentRestarter.exe - LANrevAgentRestarter
  • LANrevAgentSDHelper.exe - LANrevAgentSDHelper
  • LANrevAgentSMBIOSHelper.exe - LANrevAgentSMBIOSHelper
  • LANrevAgentURLHandler.exe - LANrevAgentURLHandler
  • LANrevOSSWUpdateHelper.exe - LANrevOSSWUpdateHelper
  • localizableui.dll
  • NotificationModule.dll - Notification Dynamic Link Library
  • PPSBugReporter.dll - Absolute Manage (PPSBugReporter)
  • WOLTool.exe - WOLTool
  • xalan-c_1_10.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xalan-C++ Version 1.10.0 (Dynamic Link Library for Xalan-C++ Version 1.10.0)
  • xerces-c_2_8.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.8.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.8.0)
  • zcompression.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • arscapture.exe - Absolute Remote Server
  • arscore.dll - Absolute Remote Server Dynamic Link Library
  • arserver.exe
  • arservice.exe
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ovaldi.exe
  • saslib.dll (by Microsoft) - WinLogon Software SAS Library
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • xalanmessages_1_10.dll
  • xerces-depdom_2_8.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • LANrev Agent.exe runs as a service named 'Absolute Manage Agent' (Absolute Manage Agent) "Absolute Manage Agent Service".
  • arservice.exe runs as a service named 'Absolute Remote Server' (AbsoluteRemoteServer) "Allows VNC client to connect and control this machine remotely. Be compliant with VNC RFB protocols and be compatible with most kind of VNC viewer variants".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LANrevAgentInstallerHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LANrevHelperInstall' which loads as C:\Program Files\Pole Position Software\LANrevAgent\LANrevAgentInstallerHelper.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • LANrev Agent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Pole Position Software\LANrevAgent\LANrev Agent.exe'.

How do I remove Absolute Manage Agent?

Quickly and completely remove Absolute Manage Agent from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Absolute Manage Agent 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 Absolute Manage Agent, 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 Absolute Manage Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 8 17.19%
Windows XP 6.25%
Windows Vista 1.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 30.16%
Windows 7 Enterprise 28.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.87%
Windows 8 Enterprise 7.94%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.91%
  Sweden 8.70%
  Vietnam 5.43%
  India 2.17%
  Norway 1.09%
  Mexico 1.09%
  United Kingdom 1.09%
  Canada 1.09%
  France 1.09%
  Finland 1.09%
  NG 1.09%
  Romania 1.09%
  Germany 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.75%
Dell 34.38%
Lenovo 20.31%
Intel 1.56%
Common models
HP EliteBook 8560w 6.35%
HP 635 Notebook PC 4.76%
Dell OptiPlex 760 3.17%
Dell Latitude D630 3.17%
LENOVO 2356A89 3.17%
HP EliteBook 2570p 3.17%

About (from Absolute Software)

For individuals, Absolute provides peace-of-mind by physically recovering stolen computers and remotely deleting sensitive files from them.
Publisher URL: www.absolute.com


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