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What’s ReAgentc.exe (Microsoft Windows Recovery Agent)? Is it safe or a virus?

ReAgentc.exe is a command-line utility used in Microsoft Windows to manage the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE).

This tool allows users to enable or disable WinRE, configure its settings, and perform maintenance tasks such as creating or modifying recovery images. WinRE is a critical component of the Windows operating system that provides tools and utilities for diagnosing and repairing system issues, as well as restoring the system to a previous state.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes ReAgentc.exe (Microsoft Windows Recovery Agent)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of ReAgentc.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.

Is ReAgentc.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the ReAgentc.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find ReAgentc.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 5, 2024

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