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VersionDistribution 56.34% 40.85% 2.82%

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Intel Learning Series Theft Deterrent Agent

What is Intel Learning Series Theft Deterrent Agent?  (from Intel)

Intel's Education Solutions is a complete education solution designed for 1:1 eLearning. It includes infrastructure, hardware, software, content, training, and support delivered by local vendors to meet local needs. At the heart of the IntelĀ® Education Solutions are IntelĀ® Education Solutions classmate PCs. These are r...  Read more


Intel Learning Series Theft Deterrent Agent is a software program developed by Intel. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 primary executable is named Agent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 1.95 MB (2,039,833 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 55% of users of Intel Learning Series Theft Deterrent Agent come from Brazil, it is also popular in the United States and Panama.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education-solutions/theft-deterrent-tutorial.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel Learning Series\Theft Deterrent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B3E1DA24-AE04-47FC-831D-E53DEC62C221}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Learning Series Theft Deterrent Agent

Program executable:Agent.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel Learning Series\Theft Deterrent\Agent.exe
Additional files:
  • AgentUpgradeService.exe - AgentUpgradeService
  • AgentUpgrade.exe - AgentUpgrade
  • Agent.exe - Agent
  • Interop.CAPICOM.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'CAPICOM'.
  • TPMCtrl_WinBond.dll - TPMCtrl_ Dynamic Link Library
  • AgentPPIService.exe - AgentPPIService
  • capicom.dll (by Microsoft) - CAPICOM Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Agent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F516ACEA-2AED-437E-971E-68A781664A88}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • AgentPPIService.exe runs as a service named 'AgentPPIService' (AgentPPIService).
  • AgentUpgradeService.exe runs as a service named 'AgentUpgradeService' (AgentUpgradeService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Agent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Agent' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Intel Learning Series\Theft Deterrent\Agent.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Agent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Agent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Intel Learning Series\Theft Deterrent\Agent.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Agent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Intel Learning Series\Theft Deterrent\Agent.exe'.

How do I remove Intel Learning Series Theft Deterrent Agent?

You can uninstall Intel Learning Series Theft Deterrent 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 Intel(R) Learning Series Theft Deterrent 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 Intel Learning Series Theft Deterrent Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 93%
Win 10 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 97.22%
Windows 10 2.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 79.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.59%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.90%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 1.45%
Windows 8 Pro 1.45%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.00% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 55.00%
  United States 25.00%
  Panama 16.25%
  Turkey 2.50%
  Spain 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 70.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Common models
Positivo Informatica SA E... 60.29%
Intel Corporation Intel p... 33.82%
Exper Exper Style 2.94%
Positivo Informatica SA E... 1.47%
Positivo Positivo MO... 1.47%

About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com


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