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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,727
United States Rank #22,117
Reach 0.0037%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.04 days
119.14 days >
Average installed length: 62.60 days


6.09.4603 6.85%
6.08.4321 1.37%
6.08.4243 2.74%
6.08.4146 13.70%
6.07.3856 5.48%
6.07.3755 4.11%
6.05.3316 10.96%
6.04.3180 4.11%
6.04.3165 2.74%
6.04.2959 16.44%
6.03.2806 16.44%
6.02.2716 9.59%
6.01.2467 1.37%
6.01.2409 2.74%
5.04.2052 1.37%

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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 49 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 10. While about 77% 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
  • CoreFoundation.dll
  • EncryptionDetection.exe - EncryptionDetection
  • LANrev Agent.exe (by Pole Position Software GmbH)
  • 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
  • NotificationModule.dll - Notification Dynamic Link Library
  • PPSBugReporter.dll - Absolute Manage (PPSBugReporter)
  • WOLTool.exe - WOLTool
  • zcompression.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • localizableui.dll
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • 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)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LANrevAgentInstallerHelper.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LANrevAgentInstallerHelper - FDCESALEN17_Administrator' (runs daily at 6:56 PM).
  • LANrev Agent.exe runs as a service named 'LANrev Agent' (LANrev Agent) "LANrev Agent Service".
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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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) 73%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
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 75.34%
Windows 10 17.81%
Windows XP 5.48%
Windows Vista 1.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 34.25%
Windows 7 Enterprise 26.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.70%
Windows 8 Enterprise 6.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.48%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.27%
  Sweden 7.27%
  Vietnam 4.55%
  India 1.82%
  France 0.91%
  Finland 0.91%
  United Kingdom 0.91%
  DK 0.91%
  Mexico 0.91%
  Norway 0.91%
  Canada 0.91%
  Germany 0.91%
  NG 0.91%
  Romania 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.10%
Dell 34.25%
Lenovo 23.29%
Intel 1.37%
Common models
HP EliteBook 8560w 5.48%
HP Compaq 6005 Pro SFF PC 4.11%
Dell Vostro 1440 4.11%
Dell OptiPlex 990 2.74%
HP EliteBook 8470p 2.74%
HP EliteBook 2570p 2.74%

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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