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    Battle.net Update Agent

    Does anyone know what this "Agent.exe" Battle.net Update Agent does? It's running in my background right now taking up 164 MB of memory.

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    You should check how much upload it's blowing.

    It was sucking up all my upload and crapping out my internet, I had to limit it. Right now I'm trying to update the Beta and the launcher is stuck at 0%.

    *EDIT* It finally updated. For some reason the loading bar graphic/indicator wasn't working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImpTaimer View Post
    You should check how much upload it's blowing.

    It was sucking up all my upload and crapping out my internet, I had to limit it. Right now I'm trying to update the Beta and the launcher is stuck at 0%.
    If your updater is stuck, kill the agent.exe process. It will linger in memory after the launcher crashes sometimes, and nuking the process is the only way to make the updater start working again.
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    If you start getting issues with it being unable to read the required file, simply launch wow.exe directly, and then login as normal. Once you've loaded in and some of the world has been downloaded, it should download as normal when you return to the launcher after inevitably crashing out (although it's being real sluggish for me right now).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miralynn View Post
    If your updater is stuck, kill the agent.exe process. It will linger in memory after the launcher crashes sometimes, and nuking the process is the only way to make the updater start working again.
    I had this issue when I first downloaded the beta. I didn't know what the Agent was so I endtasked it without caring. It's annoying because it's always asking for firewall permissions even though you allowed it.
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