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Should I remove Altiris Application Metering Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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6.1.57 4.17%
6.1.55 62.50%
6.1.31 29.17%
6.1.29 4.17%

Altiris Application Metering Agent

What is Altiris Application Metering Agent?  (from Altiris)

This feature requires the Symantec Management Agent, Inventory Agent, and an Application Metering Plug-in be installed on all target computers so that you can monitor and record the usage of applications. The data is recorded in the CMDB and is viewable through reports.


Altiris Application Metering Agent is a program developed by Altiris. The most used version is 6.1.55, 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 24 files and is usually about 44.22 MB (46,371,209 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 65% of users of Altiris Application Metering Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in PR and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.altiris.com
Help link: www.altiris.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FC350782-8982-4BBE-B9BA-B474CCDC935A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 44.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Altiris Application Metering Agent

  • AeXSWDAppReqAgent.dll - Altiris Software Delivery Solution (AeXSWDAppReqAgent)
  • AeXAMAgent.dll - Application Metering Agent
  • AMInit64.dll - Application Metering Init
  • SWDAgentForTS.dll - SWD Agent for Task Server (SWDAgentForTS)
  • AeXAgentActivate.exe - Altiris Agent
  • AeXAgentDesktop.exe
  • AeXAgentDiagnostics.dll
  • AeXAgentPages.dll
  • AeXAgentUI.dll
  • AeXAgentUIHost.exe
  • AeXAgentUtil.exe
  • AeXBasicInventory.dll
  • AeXNSAgent.exe
  • aexswdagent.dll - AeXSWDAgent
  • aexswdagentR12.dll
  • 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 Application Metering Agent?

You can uninstall Altiris Application Metering 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 Altiris Application Metering 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 Altiris Application Metering Agent.

Win XP 50%
Win 7 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.71%
  PR 5.88%
  Finland 2.94%
  India 2.94%
  Sweden 2.94%
  New Zealand 2.94%
  Spain 2.94%
  Netherlands 2.94%
  Germany 2.94%
  Italy 2.94%
  United Kingdom 2.94%
  Paraguay 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 73.91%
Hewlett-Packard 21.74%
Apple 4.35%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 13.04%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 8.70%
Dell Latitude E6430 8.70%
Dell Latitude E4300 4.35%
Dell Latitude D820 4.35%
Dell Inspiron 546 4.35%


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