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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
United States Rank #45,388
Reach 0.0013%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.33 days
64.31 days >
Average installed length: 33.79 days


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9.0.883 24.00%
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Trend Micro Deep Security Agent

What is Trend Micro Deep Security Agent?  (from Trend Micro)

Deep Security provides advanced server security for physical, virtual, and cloud servers. It protects enterprise applications and data from breaches and business disruptions without requiring emergency patching. This comprehensive, centrally managed platform helps you simplify security operations while enabling regulat...  Read more


Trend Micro Deep Security Agent is a software program developed by Trend Micro. The most common release is 9.0.883, 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. The primary executable is named notifierIcon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 43.34 MB (45,444,772 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 56% of users of Trend Micro Deep Security Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.trendmicro.com/us/enterprise/cloud-solutions/deep-security/index.html
Help link: esupport.trendmicro.com/enterprise
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Deep Security Agent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FD20E58A-FF04-4980-97D9-F5227A97AC0A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 43.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Trend Micro Deep Security Agent

Program executable:notifierIcon.exe
Additional files:
  • coreConfigRepository.dll - Trend Micro Anti-Malware Solution Platform
  • coreUpdateManager.dll
  • instInstallationLibrary.dll
  • outer_AMSP_ClientLibrary.dll
  • util3rdComponentInstall.dll
  • utilAccessControl.dll
  • utilComponentInfo.dll
  • utilDebugLog.dll
  • utilGenericLoader.dll
  • utilInstallation.dll
  • utilIPC.dll
  • utilMsgBuffer.dll
  • utilRPC.dll
  • utilThread.dll
  • dsvp.exe - Trend Micro Deep Security Relay Backend (Deep Security Relay Backend)
  • Notifier.exe - Trend Micro Deep Security Notifier (Deep Security Notifier)
  • ds_agent.exe - Trend Micro Deep Security Agent (Deep Security Agent)
  • dsa.exe
  • dsa_config.exe - Deep Security Agent Configuration Utility
  • dsa_control.exe - Deep Security Agent Control Utility
  • dsa_core.dll - Deep Security Agent Core Library
  • dsc.exe - Deep Security Agent Configuration Compiler
  • lfp.dll - Deep Security Upgrade Library
  • lnotify.dll - Deep Security Notifier Library
  • lsqlite3.dll - LuaSQLite 3 Library. http://lua.sqlite.org/
  • rpc.dll - Deep Security Agent RPC Library
  • sqlite.dll - Deep Security Agent SQLite Library
  • sqlite3.dll - SQLite Library - http://www.sqlite.org/
  • wxsqlite.dll - wxSQLite Library
  • slb2.0.dll (by Jose L. Hidalgo, http://code.google.com/p/slb/) - Simple Lua Binder (SLB) Toolkit (SLB Shared Library)
  • lua5.2.dll (by Lua.org, PUC-Rio, http://www.lua.org/) - Lua - A Scripting Language (Lua Shared Library)
  • 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/)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • lfs.dll (by Kepler Project, http://www.keplerproject.org) - Kepler Project (File System Library for Lua)
  • wxmsw28u_vc_dsa.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • boost_date_time-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • boost_thread-vc80-mt-1_36.dll
  • libexpat.dll
  • libprotobuf.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • dsa.exe runs as a service named 'Trend Micro Deep Security Agent' (ds_agent) "Kommuniziert mit dem Deep Security Manager zur zentralen Steuerung und Verwaltung von Sicherheitseinstellungen.".
  • Notifier.exe runs as a service named 'Trend Micro Deep Security Notifier' (ds_notifier) "Deep Security Notifier displays notifications of security threats detected by Trend Micro Deep Security.".
  • ds_agent.exe runs as a service named 'Trend Micro Deep Security Agent' (ds_agent) "Communicates with the Deep Security Manager to allow centralized control and management of security settings.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Notifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Deep Security Notifier' which loads as C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Deep Security Agent\Notifier.exe.

How do I remove Trend Micro Deep Security Agent?

You can uninstall Trend Micro Deep Security 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 Trend Micro Deep Security 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 Trend Micro Deep Security Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win XP 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.00%
Windows 10 20.00%
Windows XP 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 45.83%
Windows 7 Enterprise 16.67%
Windows Server 2012 R2 St... 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 4.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.25%
  Germany 12.50%
  India 6.25%
  Netherlands 6.25%
  Saudi Arabia 3.13%
  Austria 3.13%
  Turkey 3.13%
  CI 3.13%
  Sweden 3.13%
  Thailand 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
Dell 27.27%
Lenovo 18.18%
Intel 9.09%
Compaq 9.09%
Common models
HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF ... 8.70%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 8.70%
HP xw4300 Workstation 4.35%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 4.35%
Dell Latitude E6430 4.35%

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro is a software security company that developes the Titanium Internet Security, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, OfficeScan, and other security products and services.
Publisher URL: www.trendmicro.com


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