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Symantec Asset Management Agent


Symantec Asset Management Agent is a software program developed by Altiris. 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 primary executable is named aexnsagent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 24.26 MB (25,436,599 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.altiris.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\altiris\altiris agent
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\aexnsagent.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 24.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec Asset Management Agent

Program executable:aexnsagent.exe
Name:Symantec Management Agent
Path:C:\Program Files\altiris\altiris agent\aexnsagent.exe
Additional files:
  • AgentControlTaskHandler.dll (by Symantec) - Altiris Agent Control Task Handler (Handler for Agent Control client tasks.)
  • AeXAgentActivate.exe (by Symantec) - Symantec Management Agent
  • AeXAgentDesktop.exe
  • AeXAgentDiagnostics.dll
  • AeXAgentPages.dll
  • AeXAgentUI.dll
  • AeXAgentUIHost.exe
  • AeXAgentUtil.exe
  • AeXBasicInventory.dll
  • AeXSWDUsr.exe
  • AeXTaskSchedulerLib.dll
  • AeXNSInvCollector.exe - Inventory Solution (Altiris eXpress Win32 Inventory Collector)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • AeXNSAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec Management Agent' (AeXNSClient) "Enables remote management and trouble shooting of the computer by Symantec Management Platform solutions".

How do I remove Symantec Asset Management Agent?

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Or, you can uninstall Symantec Asset Management 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 Symantec Asset Management 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 Symantec Asset Management Agent.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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