Weird administrator request from

Someone in the WoW forum suggested that it’s related to this anti-cheat system for CoD:

I got this popup as well and I don’t play any of the CoD games… and I don’t have an Activision account.

We also have a topic on the D3 forums here: Battle net admin/agent popup - Technical Support - Diablo 3 Forums

Unless Blizzard comes out and provides info on what that was about, we may never know what occurred.

Me either, but I believe those systems operate through Bnet since that is where account authentication takes place. In other words, the whole client would update even if it doesn’t apply to you.

Can you walk through how you uncovered that information so others can look?

Sure, i’ll attempt to give an easy/simple run through of it.

There are three different files you can check.

Agent-20240214T120431” (Those numbers wont be the same, you’ll need to look for the date of the one after you remember clicking UAC, the day the popups started to happen)

Within this text file you’ll see Agent started as administrator. Loglevel4 access and admin port reference.

It’ll also mention the agent starting and listening on port 6881 here.

Which is stored in:
C:\ProgramData\\Agent\Agent.8589\logs (Again that Agent.xxxx number may be called something else, you likely have more than one Agent.xxxx fiolder)

Also within that same logs folder you may have a document called “Admin-20240214T123245” (Again wont be the exact numbers, as they’ll match a date etc…)

Within this text file you’ll have reference to an admin session and port reference (it’s a text doc with 2 lines.

I believe having this admin-xxxxxxxxxx file within the folder, is the indication of the high admin privileges happening/being given.

The last file location, in a different area is called “Switcher-20240214T202659”. As you’ve guessed it those numbers wont be the same. See if you can find the ones after you did the update)

Within this text file you’ll see reference to the loglevel=4 and adminport connection state.

This is stored in a different location

(A note: ProgramData location in windows will be hidden, you’ll have to manually point towards it)

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