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Monday, July 20, 2015

Remove Trojan.Agent.UX Malware (Uninstall Guide)

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Trojan.Agent.UX is a Trojan horse that can steal your data and make your computer a part of a botnet. Very often it comes packed with SpamTool.Agent.SBK malware. As you may guess from the name, cyber criminals use it to spam and attack other computers, for example in DDOS attacks. What is more, a combination of Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK enables a remote attacker to have access to or send commands to your computer. As you are reading this article it is probably a fairly safe bet to say that you are well aware of the different types of threats there are lurking on the internet. From Trojan horses, worms, phishing scams and malware, your online security is certainly faced with a formidable task when it comes to keeping your computer safe from harm.

And that's not all, because no two viruses or malware programs are the same and that means that your hard working security software could definitely use a helping hand from you to ensure you are benefiting from optimum safety when you are online.

Cyber criminals and the people that create and use Trojan.Agent.UX malware may be unscrupulous or downright criminal but one thing they are not, generally speaking, is stupid. They know that there is big money to be made in this murky area and, more worryingly, they have the technical skills to put their plans into action. And as a home or business computer user, one of the best things you can do to defend yourself against online predators is to educate yourself and try and stay as knowledgeable as possible when it comes to the threats and challenges that you face. And that is why we're going to take a closer look here at the malware known as a Trojan Horse, more specifically the Trojan.Agent.UX. This unpleasant program is something that may look innocent but in reality is one of the nastiest forms of malware that you can come across.

What is Trojan.Agent.UX?

It operates on the principle that you are easily fooled. And while you may think that you take utmost care to think up un-crackable passwords and you don't share revealing data on social media networks, that still doesn't mean you are immune to being fooled. Think about it; if a window pops up on your screen telling you that you have a virus on your computer, what's your first thought? It's probably one of dismay followed by the natural instinct to want to get rid of it as quickly as possible. And here is where Trojan Horses are very adept: they make you think they are one thing when in fact they are something dangerous in disguise.

What does Trojan.Agent.UX malware do?

Unlike a lot of malware, Trojan.Agent.UX has been designed to steal your data or finances, but to not cause your computer harm. For a start it will gather sensitive information, and it can have a real knock on effect on your computer's security too.

How can I protect myself from this Trojan Horse attack?

One of the most important things you can do as a PC user is to make sure Windows is always updated so that you have the latest security patches. Of course, having a decent antivirus on your PC is also crucial. And because Trojan.Agent.UX usually is spread by email, never open mails or attachments if you don't know the sender.

If your computer is already infected and you can't seem to get rid of this dangerous Trojan horse, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur,

Trojan.Agent.UX Removal Guide:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.

NOTE: If you are using Internet Explorer and can't download anti-malware software because "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded" then please reset IE security settings and try again.

2. Download and run TDSSKiller. Press the button Start scan for the utility to start scanning.

3. Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Then click Continue. Please reboot your computer after the disinfection is over.