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6% remove it94% keep it
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Altiris Agent

What is Altiris Agent?  (from Altiris)

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Altiris Agent is a program developed by Altiris. The most used version is, 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 20 files and is usually about 138.02 MB (144,720,562 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 81% of users of Altiris Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/theme.jsp?themeid=altiris
Help link: www.altiris.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\altiris\altiris agent
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\AeXNSAgent.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 138.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Altiris Agent

  • AeXSWDAppReqAgent.dll - Altiris Software Delivery Solution (AeXSWDAppReqAgent)
  • AeXAMAgent.dll - Application Metering Agent
  • AMInit64.dll - Application Metering Init
  • AeXAgentActivate.exe - Altiris Agent
  • AeXAgentDesktop.exe
  • AeXAgentDiagnostics.dll
  • AeXAgentPages.dll
  • AeXAgentUI.dll
  • AeXAgentUIHost.exe
  • AeXAgentUtil.exe
  • AeXBasicInventory.dll
  • AeXNSAgent.exe
  • AeXSWDAgent.dll - AeXSWDAgent
  • AeXSWDAppInv.exe - AeXSWDAppInv
  • AeXSWDUsr.exe
  • AeXTaskSchedulerLib.dll
  • AeXNSInvCollector.exe - Inventory Solution (Altiris eXpress Win32 Inventory Collector)

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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AeXNSAgent.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%programfiles%\Altiris\Altiris Agent\AeXNSAgent.exC: - NS Client'.

How do I remove Altiris Agent?

Quickly and completely remove Altiris 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 Altiris 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 Altiris 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 Altiris Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 43%
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 57.14%
Windows XP 42.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 42.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 42.86%
Windows 7 Enterprise 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.25%
  Spain 6.25%
  Germany 6.25%
  United Kingdom 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Intel 16.67%
Common models
HP ProBook 6460b 16.67%
HP Elite 7000 Microtower ... 16.67%
Dell Precision WorkSt... 16.67%
Dell Latitude E6420 16.67%
Citon Computer Corporatio... 16.67%
Dell OptiPlex 390 16.67%


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