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What’s BackgroundAgent.exe (Background Agent)? Is it safe or a virus?

BackgroundAgent.exe is a process associated with Acer Incorporated. It's a background service that runs automatically on Acer machines.

This process is responsible for monitoring and updating Acer software and drivers, ensuring that the system is up to date and running smoothly. It also provides notifications and alerts regarding system updates, security patches, and other important notifications related to Acer hardware and software.

While BackgroundAgent.exe is important for maintaining the performance and security of Acer devices, it may consume some system resources and could be disabled if necessary, although it is generally recommended to keep it running for optimal Acer system functionality.

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Who makes BackgroundAgent.exe (Background Agent)?

We’ve found Acer Incorporated should be the publisher of BackgroundAgent.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: March 8, 2024

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