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Should I remove Parity Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,996
United States Rank #20,937
Reach 0.0055%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.97 days
441.53 days >
Average installed length: 231.99 days


VersionDistribution 0.92% 0.92% 0.92% 1.83% 1.83% 0.92% 2.75% 6.42% 5.50% 3.67%
7.2.0 4.59% 0.92% 0.92% 0.92% 1.83% 1.83% 4.59% 0.92% 9.17% 4.59% 5.50% 0.92%
7.0.1 0.92% 12.84% 1.83% 0.92% 0.92% 0.92% 1.83% 0.92% 6.42% 3.67% 0.92%
7.0.0 0.92%
6.0.2 3.67%
5.1.1 0.92%

Parity Agent

What is Parity Agent?

Bit9 Parity is a software tool in the class of endpoint protection devices, which use whitelisting of files to secure the endpoint. Parity uses a three-tiered architecture where only two of the three layers reside on the customer premises. The three layer Bit9 Parity is the agent for protecting desktops, laptops and servers against non-compliant applications. Bit9 Parity Server is the component responsible for creating the policy for the agents.

About  (from Bit9)

Once you place Bit9’s lightweight, real-time sensor and recorder on every endpoint, server and fixed-function device you’ll have immediate visibility from a single console into the files, executions and critical system resources on every machine. Bit9’s always-on sensor watches the arrival and (attempted) execution of ...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 10.82 MB (11,344,584 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bit9.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bit9\Parity Agent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{ADC7EB41-4CC2-4FBA-8FBE-9338A9FB7666}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.82 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Parity Agent

  • TimedOverride.exe
  • Crawler.exe
  • DasCLI.exe - Bit9 Agent Diagnostic Utility
  • Notifier.exe - Bit9 Agent User Notification
  • Parity.exe - Bit9 Agent Executable
  • ParityAgentDB.dll - Bit9 Agent Database Library
  • AgentPS.dll
  • NotifierMessages.dll
  • raid.dll
  • ipworksssl8.dll (by /n software inc. - www.nsoftware.com) - IP*Works! SSL C++ Edition Version 8.1 (IP*Works! SSL V8)
  • ipworks8.dll (by /n software inc. - www.nsoftware.com) - IP*Works! C++ Edition Version 8.1 (IP*Works! V8)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Parity.exe runs as a service named 'Bit9 Agent' (Parity) "Monitors system activity to keep your computer safe from unwanted and potentially malicious software.".

How do I remove Parity Agent?

You can uninstall Parity 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 Parity 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 Parity Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.07%
Windows 10 6.42%
Windows XP 5.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 62.14%
Windows 7 Professional 23.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.83%
Windows 10 Pro 1.94%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 1.94%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 0.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.84%
  France 7.25%
  India 2.90%
  Mexico 2.90%
  Brazil 2.17%
  Italy 2.17%
  Canada 1.45%
  China 1.45%
  Singapore 1.45%
  Poland 0.72%
  Belgium 0.72%
  BG 0.72%
  Ireland 0.72%
  Israel 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 39.05%
Hewlett-Packard 37.14%
Lenovo 17.14%
Intel 4.76%
Toshiba 0.95%
Samsung 0.95%
Common models
HP ProBook 6470b 5.83%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 4.85%
HP EliteBook 8460p 4.85%
Dell Latitude E7440 3.88%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.91%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 2.91%

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Kishoreover a year ago
I was trying to unistall Parity but it says you do not have permission to remove parity exe