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Should I remove Forté Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,144
United States Rank #5,881
Reach 0.0354%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.23 days
272.15 days >
Average installed length: 143.00 days


8.00.1272 13.77%
7.20.1218 20.37%
7.10.1214 5.88%
7.10.1212 3.30%
7.00 13.77%
6.00 28.12%
5.00 6.46%
4.2 8.32%

Forté Agent

What is Forté Agent?

Forté Agent is an email and Usenet news client used on the Windows operating system. Agent's Usenet features include access to multiple news servers, import/export of NZB files, threaded discussions and a highly configurable user interface which has been criticized as difficult to use. It has long supported yEnc as well as many other coding schemes, and has the capability of joining incomplete binary attachments, which is useful in the event of posting errors.

About  (from Forté Internet Software)

Forte Agent is a multi-server newsreader. Agent is also an excellent multiple POP and SMTP e-mail client. This high level of integration between Usenet news and POP e-mail separates Agent from all other communication products. Whether you are downloading binaries or responding to e-mail, Agent provides you with all the...  Read more


The most used version is 6.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is agent.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 49.45 MB (51,848,484 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.forteinc.com/agent/support.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Agent
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\Agent\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\Agent\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 49.45 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Forté Agent

Program executable:agent.exe
Name:Forte Agent
Path:C:\Program Files\Agent\agent.exe
Additional files:

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • agent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{43E8A65F-3E97-449C-8CF3-4D80D3BB2CEC}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • agent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\agent\agent.exe'.
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Forté Agent?

You can uninstall Forté 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 Forté 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 Forté Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Server 2003 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.94%
Windows 10 29.33%
Windows XP 6.29%
Windows Vista 4.29%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.41%
Windows 7 Professional 13.54%
Windows 8.1 7.78%
Windows 10 Home 6.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.47%
  Canada 5.02%
  United Kingdom 4.54%
  Netherlands 1.64%
  Australia 1.54%
  France 0.97%
  Germany 0.87%
  Italy 0.58%
  Sweden 0.39%
  Finland 0.29%
  Philippines 0.29%
  Switzerland 0.29%
  Croatia 0.29%
  Korea 0.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.10%
Hewlett-Packard 22.65%
Acer 7.89%
Intel 6.11%
Toshiba 5.60%
ASUS 4.83%
Lenovo 3.31%
American Megatrends 1.78%
Alienware 1.27%
NEC 0.76%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.55%
Dell XPS 8300 3.64%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.18%
Dell XPS 8700 2.73%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.73%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.27%


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