Can’t get rid of Trojan Horse Agent4.AQLZ by AVG Anti-virus software? Currently, many users get stuck with this virus in Windows 8 when they are surfing Facebook, MSN, Yahoo, etc. I have AVG and I got a message saying I have a Trojan horse Agent4.AQLZ, it says it cant be cleaned, what is the best way to fix this problem?
Trojan Horse Agent4.AQLZ is a Trojan virus which can be infected from the websites with low safety or some unknown links from strange mails. It is a new variant of Trojan Horse Agent4.ALES. Anyway people can be infected with such virus when they are surfing the internet as it is so easy to get infected. It may be attached to some unknown and free programs as well as some unsafe hyperlinks on some websites. The same as many other Trojan viruses, Trojan Horse Agent4.AQLZ will stay in your computer and steal your information and damage your files. It is designed to delete or copy and send your personal information on the infected computer. And with time passing by, it will do something worse, such as infecting other originally good documents, deleting some necessary files of your system or some other programs by penetrating into the registry files. This will lead you into a frustrating situation where you cannot run programs as usual, and your computer get lower and lower. You can hardly bear this!
And more than that, Trojan Horse Agent4.AQLZ can escape from scanning of anti-virus software, which means that it cannot be removed easily. With such an eyesore in your computer, you can sure not be able to access to your computer or some programs smoothly. When you want to play some games, you will fail to run them. When you want to do some work, you will fail to find your files. How annoying that would be!
The other way that they infect PC’s with this virus is by placing the virus within download links on popular high traffic file sharing websites. These sites encourage the sharing and downloading of pirated music and movies, along with software. Users typically download these without seeing if there are additional downloads packed within the main files. This is very dangerous and they spread this attack in large number because of users illegally downloading files. Since anti-virus program didn’t clean it out, you need to find out an efficient way to get it resolved as quickly as you can.
As mentioned above, Trojan Horse Agent4.AQLZ is an evil Trojan that can enter the system through various software exploits and perform many malicious activities:
1. It mainly attacks computer with Windows operating system, especially for Windows 8.
2. It may introduce other malicious malware and viruses into your computer system to do further damages.
3. It will forcibly change your browser and homepage and redirect search results to numerous hacked links or websites.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
5. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
It is so stubborn then how could I get rid of it? Will I suffer this for too long? Though Trojan Horse Agent4.AQLZ is being so hard to be removed it can be removed if you have expertise and you will be able to remove it manually.
Simple manual removal steps are listed as following:
This is a tricky virus that can disable antivirus programs so that it cannot even be detected or removed by antivirus programs, you need to manually remove it out of the computer. And in case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages, please spend some time on making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below:
1. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
2. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\Trojan Horse Agent4.AQLZ
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: “ProxyServer” = :0
This kind of Trojan Horse Agent4 was created by hackers. They spread the Agent4.AQLZ virus by using two methods on a large scale. The first one involves mass SPAM emailing addresses with a message that encourages the user to open up the attachment included with the email. Now, they last thing a user wants to do is open an attachment from a sender that they are not familiar with, and this is the exact reason why. Once the attachment is opened it will install the Trojan Horse Agent4.AQLZ virus onto the computer. They infect thousands of computers every day because of the large volume of mail that they are sending around the clock.
Kindly Reminder: If you failed to remove the virus, please contact YooCare PC experts now for instant help to avoid any mistake such as data lost and system crash during the manual removal.
Published by & last updated on May 27, 2013 5:28 am