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What’s AgentExecutor.exe (AgentExecutor)? Is it safe or a virus?

Do you remember the scene in The Matrix movie when Neo finally executes Agent Smith by flying inside his body and making him literally explode? I think Neo started Microsoft's own AgentExecutor.exe software to accomplish the execution of Agent Smith.

Not really...

Actually, AgentExecutor.exe is actually a part of Microsoft's own Intune Management system. Intune allows organizations to manage devices and applications used by their employees, ensuring that corporate data is secure.

As part of Intune, there is an ability to execute things like PowerShell scripts, and this functionality is controlled by AgentExecutor.exe.

But the most important thing to remember about all of this is... "there is no spoon".

Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs

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Who makes AgentExecutor.exe (AgentExecutor)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of AgentExecutor.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 1, 2024

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