What is BackgroundAgent.exe?

BackgroundAgent.exe is part of AOP Framework and developed by Acer Incorporated according to the BackgroundAgent.exe version information.

BackgroundAgent.exe's description is "Background Agent"

BackgroundAgent.exe is digitally signed by Acer Incorporated.

BackgroundAgent.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer\AOP Framework\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about BackgroundAgent.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on BackgroundAgent.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameAOP Framework
Company nameAcer Incorporated
File descriptionBackground Agent
Internal nameBackground Agent.exe
Original filenameBackground Agent.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2014
Product version1.0.1.5
File version1.0.1.5

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameAOP Framework
Company nameAcer Incorporated
File descriptionBackground Agent
Internal nameBackground Agent.exe
Original filenameBackground Agent.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2014
Product version1.0.1.5
File version1.0.1.5

Digital signatures [?]

BackgroundAgent.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameAcer Incorporated
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number5cc53ba3e831a7dfdc7c28d5158fc380

VirusTotal report

None of the 55 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the BackgroundAgent.exe file.

None of the 55 anti-virus programs detected the BackgroundAgent.exe file.

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD59d4bd54773cca399f5296bd1d9c1f257
SHA256f6f7dc89a82c10f5687cbf56e19168fc0f68f92a08d339152775833ebd1d493a

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to backgroundagent.exe:

backgroundagent.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

backgroundagent.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Background Agent has stopped working.

End Program - backgroundagent.exe. This program is not responding.

backgroundagent.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

backgroundagent.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 90% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 331 users.

User vote results: There were 299 votes to remove and 32 votes to keep

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Malware or legitimate?

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Jeffrey Lyons writes

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Thanks for your good work here, very useful info.
Brgds, Jeff

# 12 Aug 2015, 11:19

Roger Karlsson writes

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Thank you Jeffrey.

# 16 Aug 2015, 6:31

Jim writes

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Thanks for the info.

# 11 Mar 2019, 16:48

StevenJames writes

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Webroot Secure Anywhere keeps showing, with every report, that an active process has a possible handle leak (BackgroundAgent.exe). A process certified by Acer Inc. What does this mean and what can I, or should I do about it.

# 30 Apr 2019, 10:03

Roger Karlsson writes

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@StevenJames: A handle leak is a type of software defect. Basically the BackgroundAgent.exe will use more and more resources and eventually crash. Usually it's no big deal with a handle leak. It can take ages before the process crash. Please check with Acer to see if they have an update that solves the problem.

# 24 Jun 2019, 22:27

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