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Solved agent log file


#21
I know... I run a full system scan but MBAM found nothing....
 

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#23
Here's a thought:
I get a 'Still Trace Monitor' blank log file whenever I use my scanner. You could check that out. Try hiding it also:

View attachment 43451

Might be something similar on your end, just a stab in the dark! :)

(my previous post could very well be mis-information; that's the internet for ya!)
 

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#24
Here's a thought:
I get a 'Still Trace Monitor' blank log file whenever I use my scanner. You could check that out. Try hiding it also:

View attachment 43451

Might be something similar on your end, just a stab in the dark! :)
Edwin do you think this log file is a trojan???
 

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#25

Edwin do you think this log file is a trojan???
Not sure, but on my version there are some questionable attributes.
I would investigate yours carefully and thoroughly just to be safe.
 

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#26
SO the question is what else I can do?
 

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#27
I've had it also and same deal - nothing in it.
Jim
 

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#28
I've had it also and same deal - nothing in it.
Jim
Jim has your computer been running fine? Or did you find what program creates it?
 

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#29
In this path C:\Users\User keeps appearing a file called agent.
As I saw it is a log file. Any ideas what it is and what is creating it?
I delete it each time and keeps appearing.
Thanks in advance
1. Are you using a Mozilla client such as Firefox or Thunderbird?

2. Here's what Wikipedia says about user agents: User agent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3. Looks like Oracle has an agent too. :)
Agent Log Files

4. Here's one from Microsoft's Technet: Anti-Spam Agent Logging: Exchange 2013 Help

I searched for "Agent Log File" (w/o the quotes) with Bing and got the above. There are a lot more links to follow. . . my guess is that one of the links will be "linked" to a program you have installed.

Wikipedia will give you more information than I'm willing to go through; however, you may want to check it out to see if any of it makes sense to you.

These links give me a better understanding of what needs improvement in Windows, be it Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, etc. There should be no "generic" agents allowed in our programs. Just my opinion, though.
 

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#30
I find out that explorer.exe is creating this file... Still though I don't know its use... Truth is I don't believe it is something to hurt my computer!
 

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#31
Truth is I don't believe it is something to hurt my computer!
Probably not but it still written badly. Programs should keep their log files in their own space (in %APPDTA% is fairly normal for example).

If you were interested you could delete the file and reboot in safe mode and see if it gets recreated (which it won't I bet).
Assuming it isn't you could then use Autoruns for Windows to turn off everything that starts when you sign on and restart normally and see if it is created.

If it is created it is a problem Windows process (or a virus), if it isn't then you are a step forward and you can start things one by one.

If it were me I wouldn't like it but I'd rather re-install Windows than do the investigation as it only takes a couple of hours to re-install and the investigation could go on almost indefinitely.

I wouldn't ignore it personally though as I get a bit OCD about things I don't understand. I'm not saying you should worry at all - only that I would (mildly).
 

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#32
Truth is I don't believe it is something to hurt my computer!
Probably not but it still written badly. Programs should keep their log files in their own space (in %APPDTA% is fairly normal for example).

If you were interested you could delete the file and reboot in safe mode and see if it gets recreated (which it won't I bet).
Assuming it isn't you could then use Autoruns for Windows to turn off everything that starts when you sign on and restart normally and see if it is created.

If it is created it is a problem Windows process (or a virus), if it isn't then you are a step forward and you can start things one by one.

If it were me I wouldn't like it but I'd rather re-install Windows than do the investigation as it only takes a couple of hours to re-install and the investigation could go on almost indefinitely.

I wouldn't ignore it personally though as I get a bit OCD about things I don't understand. I'm not saying you should worry at all - only that I would (mildly).
I'm with you, Adam. Things that go "bump" in my computer upset me a whole lot! It's amazing that even Microsoft seems to have created a "rogue" that misbehaves. As I said, "generic" agents with no known app link shouldn't be allowed at all in Windows.
 

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#33
It's amazing that even Microsoft seems to have created a "rogue" that misbehaves.
You are so right. Look at all this rubbish in the root of my Windows Directory. Most of it is Microsoft stuff stuck in the wrong place which I would delete but dare not..

Edit: "Should" or "Could" delete rather than "Would delete" perhaps. Anyway it is mostly junk. Probably.
 

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#34
I un-installed Intel Manageability Engine Firmware Recovery Agent and no agent log file appeared! At least not yet! But I have a feeling that this was the program creating it. And I remember that I got error during its update. So in a way It all make sense now. Hope this is the real deal as I got really tired trying to figure out this agent log issue....
 

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