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Should I remove Microsoft Monitoring Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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8.0.11030.0 2.38%
7.2.10185.0 2.38%
7.1.11196.0 16.67%
7.1.11033.0 2.38%
7.1.10968.0 2.38%
7.1.10184.0 73.81%

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Microsoft Monitoring Agent


Microsoft Monitoring Agent is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 7.1.10184.0, 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. The software installer includes 66 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 61% of users of Microsoft Monitoring Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=146337
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft monitoring agent\agent\advisor\schemas\maml
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{786970C5-E6F6-4A41-B238-AE25D4B91EEA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Monitoring Agent

  • interceptsvc.exe - Microsoft Monitoring Agent (Microsoft Monitoring Agent APM Service)
  • perfcountermonitor.dll - PerfCounterMonitor
  • microsoft.enterprisemanagement.healthservice.internal.resources.dll - Health Service Managed Runtime
  • microsoft.enterprisemanagement.healthservice.resources.dll - Health Service API
  • microsoft.enterprisemanagement.modules.powershell.resources.dll - System Center PowerShell Module
  • microsoft.monitoringagent.powershell.dll
  • perfmon.dll - PerfMon
  • perfmon64.dll - PerfMon64
  • wssdiscovery.exe - WSSDiscovery
  • apmconfversion.dll - Operations Manager Version Tracker DLL
  • interceptscripting.dll - InterceptScripting
  • momapmmsgs.dll - Operations Manager APM Event Messages
  • whcontroller.dll - WHController
  • microsoft.enterprisemanagement.common.dll - Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • interceptsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Microsoft Monitoring Agent APM' (System Center Management APM) "Monitors the health of .NET applications on this computer. If this service is stopped detection of application failures may not occur.".

How do I remove Microsoft Monitoring Agent?

You can uninstall Microsoft Monitoring 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 Microsoft Monitoring 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 Microsoft Monitoring Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.52%
Windows 10 38.10%
Windows XP 2.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Server 2008 R2 En... 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 9.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.14%
Windows Server 2008 R2 St... 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.71%
  United Kingdom 5.36%
  South Africa 3.57%
  Australia 3.57%
  Iran 3.57%
  Vietnam 1.79%
  Belgium 1.79%
  NG 1.79%
  Russia 1.79%
  India 1.79%
  MM 1.79%
  New Zealand 1.79%
  BS 1.79%
  Spain 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.29%
Intel 25.71%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Lenovo 8.57%
ASUS 5.71%
Toshiba 2.86%
Acer 2.86%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 25.00%
Microsoft Corporation Vir... 8.33%
Dell PowerEdge T710 5.56%
Dell XPS 8700 5.56%
Dell PowerEdge T310 2.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.78%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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