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cagent.exe - What is cagent.exe?

cagent.exe Process Description:

The cagent.exe file is a part of the ABBYY Community Agent process. The cagent.exe process belongs to the software ABBYY FineReader 5.0 Pro or ABBYY FineReader 5.0 Sprint or Sprint & FineReader by ABBYY.

The cagent.exe file is not an essential system program. The user does need to manually install the cagent.exe process for it to be present in the system. The installed process of he cagent.exe file takes up approximately 241664 bytes to 253952 bytes of hard drive space. The cagent.exe process is invisible and runs in the background. The registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run enables the cagent.exe process to start automatically once the system is booted.

The cagent.exe is not required to run at startup. It is part of the Abbyy Fine Reader Optical Character Recognition program. The cagent.exe process comes bundled with the Compaq A300 all-in-one printer/scanner. It appears that the cagent.exe process connects to the internet in the hope of enticing the user to purchase the full 5.0 version of the Abby Fine Reader OCR.

An Optical Character Recognition program allows the user to scan documents and convert them into word files. OCR programs are able to recognize characters in the document and write them into readable and editable text.

The Abbyy Fine Reader has a high accuracy rate in converting almost any type of document including tables and spreadsheets, books, magazine articles, various office documents, even faxes and digital photographs. The 9.0 version of the ABBYY Fine Reader now has the ability to recognize not just the text and basic layout of document images but also the logical structure of a document across multiple pages.

The Abbyy Fine Reader 9.0 can re-create a document's logical structure and formatting. The program can recognize multilingual documents. It now has a results-driven interface with an easy to use functionality. It provides fast, secure and accurate conversion of document images to PDF files. The user can also configure the Abbyy Fine Reader to export converted images to a variety of text applications.

The Abbyy Fine Reader OCR was developed by the Abbyy Software House. The Abbyy Software House also developed the Abbyy PDT Transformer, the ScanTo Office, Lingvo and FlexiCapture.

Author: ABBYY (BIT Software).
Author URL:
Part of: ABBYY Community Agent
System Process: No
Application: Yes
Background Process: No
Uses Network: No
Uses Internet: No
Hardware Related: Yes, software connects to scanners to convert scanned document images into text files.
Common Path: C:/Program Files


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What Causes cagent.exe Errors to Occur?

A typical and frequent reason for cagent.exe errors is corruption in the Windows registry - cleaning is necessary to prevent more corruption in other software and/or system devices. Having these errors places your PC in danger for fatal crashes, blue screen errors as well as device failure.

cagent.exe Errors - Common Symptoms:

cagent.exe error symptoms include application crashes, system start up or shut down problems, slow personal computer performance, laggy behaviour, screen freezing, internal speaker beeps, problems saving application files as well as problems while installing applications.

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