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Received message "Unable to uninstall existing management agent host process"

When attempting to install AT&T plug-in for Wi-Fi access, I received the message "Unable to uninstall existing management agent host process"  I have one computer and no one else uses it, and I have never installed a host process before.  Could anyone give me some insight?  Thank you so very much!

When attempting to install AT&T plug-in for Wi-Fi access, I received the message "Unable to uninstall existing management agent host process"  I have one computer and no one else uses it, and I have never installed a host process before.  Could anyone give me some insight?  Thank you so very much!

Received message "Unable to uninstall existing management agent host process"

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capeeler wrote:

When attempting to install AT&T plug-in for Wi-Fi access, I received the message "Unable to uninstall existing management agent host process"  I have one computer and no one else uses it, and I have never installed a host process before.  Could anyone give me some insight?  Thank you so very much!


 

 

Are you talking about a device you're trying to plug into your computer to get wireless, or some software AT&T said you needed?

 

 

 

 




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capeeler wrote:

When attempting to install AT&T plug-in for Wi-Fi access, I received the message "Unable to uninstall existing management agent host process"  I have one computer and no one else uses it, and I have never installed a host process before.  Could anyone give me some insight?  Thank you so very much!


 

 

Are you talking about a device you're trying to plug into your computer to get wireless, or some software AT&T said you needed?

 

 

 

 




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Installing the plug-in is AT&T's first step in setting up home Wi-Fi.   There is obviously an existing management agent host process on my computer.  Does this mean my WiFi has been hacked?

Installing the plug-in is AT&T's first step in setting up home Wi-Fi.   There is obviously an existing management agent host process on my computer.  Does this mean my WiFi has been hacked?

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capeeler wrote:

Installing the plug-in is AT&T's first step in setting up home Wi-Fi.   There is obviously an existing management agent host process on my computer.  Does this mean my WiFi has been hacked?


 

OK, are you talking about a installing a physical piece of hardware or device (like a wireless network adapter), or just some software your installing.

 

Your computer has multiple "host processes" running during normal use and does not necessarily mean it has been hacked. More than likely there is already some program on your computer that the software you're trying to install needs to disable or uninstall before it can proceed with the installation.

 

If your computer already had a wireless network adapter, you should not need any software from AT&T, it should just work.

 

 

What operating system are you running on your computer?

 

 

 

 




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How can you be in two places at once, when your not anywhere at all?
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I really want to become a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.
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There are three kinds of people, those that can count, and those that can't.
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“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them." :Bertrand Russell

                              


capeeler wrote:

Installing the plug-in is AT&T's first step in setting up home Wi-Fi.   There is obviously an existing management agent host process on my computer.  Does this mean my WiFi has been hacked?


 

OK, are you talking about a installing a physical piece of hardware or device (like a wireless network adapter), or just some software your installing.

 

Your computer has multiple "host processes" running during normal use and does not necessarily mean it has been hacked. More than likely there is already some program on your computer that the software you're trying to install needs to disable or uninstall before it can proceed with the installation.

 

If your computer already had a wireless network adapter, you should not need any software from AT&T, it should just work.

 

 

What operating system are you running on your computer?

 

 

 

 




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No, I'm only trying to install the AT&T plug-in, and I don't already have a wireless network adapter installed.  Any ideas?

No, I'm only trying to install the AT&T plug-in, and I don't already have a wireless network adapter installed.  Any ideas?

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Basically, if I can't get past this...I will be unable to get wireless internet.   I'm not trying to install a physical piece of hardware....it's AT&T software that won't download.

Basically, if I can't get past this...I will be unable to get wireless internet.   I'm not trying to install a physical piece of hardware....it's AT&T software that won't download.

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capeeler wrote:

Basically, if I can't get past this...I will be unable to get wireless internet.   I'm not trying to install a physical piece of hardware....it's AT&T software that won't download.


 

 

Well, if you do not have a wireless network adapter, the software will do you no good. You can't have wireless without a wireless network adapter.

 

You do not have to install any software from AT&T to use the Internet, wireless or not.

 

 

 

 




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How can you be in two places at once, when your not anywhere at all?
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I really want to become a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
There are three kinds of people, those that can count, and those that can't.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them." :Bertrand Russell

                              


capeeler wrote:

Basically, if I can't get past this...I will be unable to get wireless internet.   I'm not trying to install a physical piece of hardware....it's AT&T software that won't download.


 

 

Well, if you do not have a wireless network adapter, the software will do you no good. You can't have wireless without a wireless network adapter.

 

You do not have to install any software from AT&T to use the Internet, wireless or not.

 

 

 

 




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How can you be in two places at once, when your not anywhere at all?
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I really want to become a procrastinator, but I keep putting it off.
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“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature has made them." :Bertrand Russell

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