Is your computer supposed to get attacked by some threats? Do you get detection message from your antivirus program of not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahgx but don’t know how to get rid of it? Have you clicked on remove button but still could not get rid of the virus? Does the virus keep showing up on the detection report?
Brief Information about the Trojan Virus
Not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahgx, though claiming in its name as not a virus, is a Trojan infection clarified by all computer researchers. Technically speaking, it is a Trojan virus. However, it does exhibit a lot of malicious and pesky virus traits. It has the capabilities like a rootkit which can hook deep into the computer operating system. It can cause browser hijacking which means you may not get directly to the domain sites but be given unwanted ones instead. This virus is also able to interfere with the user experience generally. In computer field it can also be called a potentially unwanted program due to its characters.
This Trojan is created with the ability to disorder computer system files which will cause fatal errors in which way people are not able to use some of normal function that windows system provides. When the Trojan Not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahgx has settled down to a computer it will plant some rootkits into the system and those rootkits can make fake commands and instructions to mislead and redirect many regular functions on the infected computer. As a result, the computer will not work properly because it will keep sending errors whenever you run some regular programs. It can get blue screen and crash out of nowhere and all of a sudden.
Symptoms of Similar Trojan Infection :
– This virus can escape from most antivirus protection and get itself installed on computers especially with Windows operating systems.
– It can cause constant stuck or even blue screens on the infected computers.
– Computer users will experience constant security pop ups on the computers which may not truly represent the status of the PCs.
– Certain malware or spyware may be prompted by these fake security pop ups which will end up scamming money.
– Sensitive data like privacy can also be stolen and taken advantages by cyber criminals.
Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions
Up till now, there is not a perfect antivirus that can detect this pesky Trojan virus or delete it completely. Not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahgx has been updated by remote and backstage cyber criminals and is able to escape from the scan of any anti-virus programs thus it is hard to be removed or even found. The most effective way is to remove it manually. The following instructions need quite level of computer expertise. If you don’t know how to that correctly, please contact with YooSecurity online support now!
Step A: Check on your start menu if there are any programs that you are not familiar with. The strange ones will often related to the virus process as it can start automatically with the windows. You can press on Windows key or just click on the start menu to view it. Please notice that you need to click on All Programs to have an overall check on it.
Step B: To remove the Trojan the first thing we need to do is to end its process thus we will not get the error message when we delete its files. To do that, open Windows Task Manager to end process related to this Trojan infection. You can press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.
Step C: Always any virus files will be hidden files. So we need to show hidden files before we are going to delete them. Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options (As an easy way you can open a folder and hold Alt key and tap on T, O key one by one and folder option window will pops up). Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click Apply and then hit OK.
After we can see hidden folders and files we can go to system files and delete the infected files. The path of the virus often can be found from the antivirus which detects it.
Step D: After we delete the virus files from system data we get to remove the registry of the virus from registry editor to prevent it from coming back. You can get Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
The following is how Windows Registry Editor looks like.
Step E: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this Trojan virus from Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.
Video on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry Safely:
To Summarize Shortly:
Not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahgx not only slips into computers secretly but also does great harm to it as soon as it has been installed. It often comes bundling with some free software which you can always get from online websites easily. It can also be spread by email attachments and unsafe click on internet links. The virus may take similar names and appearance of regular files of some specific program thus antivirus software will not detect it immediately. After it begins to create its own files and paths the antivirus will notice its existence and can give us reports on the infection but they are not powerful enough the remove the updated virus. To put an end to all the evil damages the virus takes to the system you have the remove the virus manually and immediately.
Note: Have tried many methods but failed to get rid of this Trojan virus? If you have no clue, please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on February 13, 2014 1:06 pm