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Altiris Software Delivery Solution Agent


Altiris Software Delivery Solution Agent is a software program developed by Altiris. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named aexswdappinv.exe. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 78.85 MB (82,682,806 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 61% of users of Altiris Software Delivery Solution Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.altiris.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\altiris\altiris agent
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A0A1EB01-A6FD-423A-8480-364055A7C961}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 78.85 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Altiris Software Delivery Solution Agent

Program executable:aexswdappinv.exe
Name:Altiris Agent
Path:C:\Program Files\altiris\altiris agent\aexswdappinv.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • 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 Software Delivery Solution Agent?

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Or, you can uninstall Altiris Software Delivery Solution 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 Software Delivery Solution 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 Software Delivery Solution Agent.

Win XP 47%
Win Server 2003 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.98%
Windows XP 47.06%
Windows Server 2003 1.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 46.94%
Windows 7 Enterprise 30.61%
Windows 7 Professional 18.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.04%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.19%
  United Kingdom 5.97%
  Netherlands 4.48%
  Germany 4.48%
  Singapore 2.99%
  Spain 2.99%
  PR 2.99%
  Hong Kong 1.49%
  South Africa 1.49%
  France 1.49%
  Switzerland 1.49%
  Finland 1.49%
  New Zealand 1.49%
  DK 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 63.27%
Hewlett-Packard 26.53%
Lenovo 6.12%
Intel 4.08%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 10.42%
Dell Latitude E6430 6.25%
Dell Latitude E4300 6.25%
HP EliteBook 8460p 4.17%
Dell Latitude D630 4.17%
Dell Latitude E6410 4.17%


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