What is xagtnotif.exe, Common Error & How to Fix it?

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xagtnotif.exe is a notification application for Endpoint Security software by FireEye, a US-based cybersecurity company. xagtnotif is the abbreviation for xAgent Notification. This application handles the user notifications sent by the Endpoint Security software. This is not a system process as Endpoint security is a third-party program. As the name suggests, Endpoint Security is a security solution for endpoint systems.

xagtnotif process

I will be covering some crucial information about the xagtnotif.exe process in detail and some common errors along with methods to fix them, so make sure to follow this article till the end.

File Size & Location

File Name:xagtnotif.exe
File Size:243 KB
File Location:C:\Windows\FireEye\
Product Name:FireEye Agent User Notification
File Description:not specified
Published by:FireEye Inc.

What are the uses of xagtnotif.exe?

xagtnotif.exe provides and manages the notifications from the Endpoint Security software. The Endpoint Security software is one of many products of the FireEye cybersecurity company. It provides complete solutions against IT threats like hacking, online malware/viruses, and cyber attacks. Endpoint Security is a software designed for business and organizational use for safety against data breaches. Endpoint Security is proprietary software.

Is xagtnotif.exe safe or a threat?

Being a file from a commercial security software program, it would be ironic if xagtnotif.exe is a threat, so rest assured as the file is completely safe and trustworthy. Moreover, genuine xagtnotif.exe has two digital signatures by FireEye Inc. to further support its credibility. You can check the digital signatures yourself by right-clicking the file, then clicking on Properties, and heading over to the Digital Signatures tab.

If a trojan or malware is mimicking xagtnotif.exe’s name and running suspicious processes, all you need to do is to confirm its digital signatures as we did above and right-click the process and open its file location to see whether it is from C:\Windows\FireEye\ or not.

Error Common errors and issues related to xagtnotif.exe

The most common error is the xagtnotif.exe application error-

“The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000018). Click OK to close the application.”

This happens when the application file is corrupted. Reinstalling the program may fix this error.

Other issues include xagtnotif.exe consuming large amounts of CPU and memory resources. This happens when the executable is damaged and creating memory heaps or when it is a virus and is running some suspicious programs on your PC in the background.

Follow the methods below to fix all of these and other issues.

Methods to fix the application errors

Uninstall and reinstall the program

NOTE: Make sure you have the resources (original setup files/license or product key) so that you can reinstall the FireEye Endpoint Security.

Uninstalling the program can get rid of the damaged program files and you can get fresh working files by installing the product again.

1. Press Windows + R to open Run

2. Type appwiz.cpl in the text field and click OK or press ENTER; This will open the Programs and Features window

appwiz.cpl

3. A list of applications will be presented, look for Endpoint Security and right-click > Uninstall it

4. After the uninstallation is complete, use the original product disk or files to install it again.

uninstall Disable/restart the FireEye Endpoint Agent

You can try either disabling or restarting the Endpoint Agent Service and see what suits your system best. Follow the steps below-

To disable the FireEye Endpoint Agent Service-

1. Press Windows + R and enter Service.msc to open Services window from the Run application

services.msc

2. Locate the FireEye Endpoint Agent in the list of services

3. Double-click on it and a properties window will open

4. Click on the drop-down menu that says Startup type’ and set it as Disabled

disable the service

5. Apply the changes and Restart your PC.

If the above method is causing issues, follow the steps below to Restart the FireEye Endpoint Agent Service-

1. Again go to services as we did above and locate the FireEye Endpoint Agent

2. In the left side, you will see a button that says ‘Restart the service’, click on it

restart the service

3. The service will be restarted and the issues will be resolved.

I hope you were able to fix the xagtnotif.exe issues and errors. For sending us your suggestions or queries, comment down below, or contact us.

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Bipul

Bipul is an undergraduate engineering student, who has used five different Windows releases over 8 years of him being a true PC enthusiast.

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