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Anyone know what flexera Software LLC's agent.exe does??

I found out that this program agent.exe was running twice presumably one for Adobe and one  for Symantec although It seems to really do nothing waste CPU.
I renamed the file agent.exe and now it no longer runs.

Anyone know why this licensing manager exists and what the consequences are for disabling the agent.exe executable???
Robert Silver
Robert Silver
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From the "horse's mouth":

Agent.exe is a part of the InstallShield Update Service. The InstallShield Update Service is a Web-based service that connects your software programs to their available updates. This requires it to use the Internet. Your software provider decides how often the agent will check for an update to your software. However, you may use the  Update Manager control panel applet to reset how often these connections take place (or stop them entirely).

http://consumer.installshield.com/faqs_us.asp >
Why the License manager exists (re: Adobe)?:  If curious and wish to know details about it, you must read the information at the following page:

http://www.flexerasoftware.com/products/software-license-management/flexnet-adobe-license-management/ >
Joe Winograd - EE Fellow & MVEDeveloperCommented:
This is one horrible piece of software. And it intentionally does not have an uninstaller! Every time I see it come onto my system from some other software, I uninstall it. But to uninstall it, you need to download their uninstaller, which is here:

I keep this handy! My advice...don't simply disable it...uninstall it! Regards, Joe
Robert SilverSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
One thing missing is how do I tell which software it is running for? Is there any way to do that? find out which process or application or service it is running for?
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