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VersionDistribution 16.67% 50.00% 33.33%

Perception Agent


Perception Agent is a software program developed by Actual Experience. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 21.58 MB (22,630,462 bytes). The installed file agentupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 45% of users of Perception Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Ireland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.actual-experience.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\actual experience
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Actual Experience\pa-uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 21.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Perception Agent

  • aaas.exe - Perception Agent (Perception Agent
  • agentupdate.exe - Perception Agent
  • pa-uninstall.exe - Actual Experience Ltd. Perception Agent
  • Perception Agent Service v2.0.7.1.exe
  • Perception Agent Service v2.0.7.4.exe - Perception Agent
  • Perception Agent Service v2.1.0.0.exe
  • wxbase28uh_net_vc.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase28uh_vc.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxbase292u_net_vc.dll
  • wxbase292u_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28uh_adv_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28uh_core_vc.dll
  • wxmsw28uh_html_vc.dll
  • wxmsw292u_adv_vc.dll
  • wxmsw292u_core_vc.dll
  • wxmsw292u_html_vc.dll
  • pywintypes27.dll - PyWin32
  • python27.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • agentupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PerceptionAgentUpdaterDaily' (runs daily at 19:09).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • agentupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PerceptionAgentUpdater.
3 Services
  • Perception Agent Service v2.0.7.1.exe runs as a service named 'Perception Agent' (Perception Agent) "Actual Experience Perception Agent as a service".
  • Perception Agent Service v2.1.0.0.exe runs as a service named 'Perception Agent' (Perception Agent) "Actual Experience Perception Agent as a service".
  • Perception Agent Service v2.0.7.4.exe runs as a service named 'Perception Agent' (Perception Agent) "Actual Experience Perception Agent as a service".

How do I remove Perception Agent?

Quickly and completely remove Perception Agent from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Perception 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 Perception 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 Perception Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win 8 17%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows 8 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8.1 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.45%
  United Kingdom 36.36%
  Ireland 18.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Intel 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Sony 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Common models
Sony VPCSB1X9E 20.00%
Acer Aspire 5742Z 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 20.00%
Dell Dell XPS420 20.00%
ASUSTeK UX31A 20.00%


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