Earlier today while I was browsing online, I accidentally downloaded something I don’t need, and then my laptop started running sluggishly even though I uninstalled the program. So I ran AVG full scan and it found Trojan Horse Agent_r.ATS virus on my computer. I tried to remove it but it didn’t allow me to do that. The virus cannot be quarantined or removed because as long as I reboot the computer, it comes back immediately. Is there any way I can get rid of this virus permanently?
Trojan Horse Agent_r.ATS is recognized as a malicious trojan that may enter your system by pretending to be a useful application. You may come across this virus by visiting porno sites, clicking malicious links or even downloading illegal contents. Trojan viruses are not something new, especially they have been very rampant in these years. It is believed that almost every PC user had an experience to get infected by a Trojan virus. Generally speaking, if your antivirus program reports the virus and then removes it immediately, your computer is still working good. However, just like this virus we are talking about, it can escape from the complete deletion of most anti-malware products. Therefore, it can come back again and again after removal or disable all options refer to “Remove” or “Quarantine”. To sum up, Trojan Horse Agent_r.ATS is much more aggressive than other traditional Trojan viruses. It is designed by cyber criminals to attack your PC and activate many malicious activities on purpose until your computer is wholly crashed so you have to get rid of it manually instead.
Trojan Horse Agent_r.ATS has the capability to download threats or malware from the remote servers without your knowledge. And its ultimate aim is to bring lots of malicious and deceitful advertisements or rogue software or viral documents to damage your computers or swindle your money. Once it is running in your machine, it adds many irrelevant files and invalid registry without your permission that can take up large system resources in the background. As a consequence, when you open Task Manager, you’ll see CPU usage sometimes reaches to 100% even though you have few programs running. When you try to open applications installed on your machine, a little hourglass will keep spinning and they won’t open at all. Besides, this virus can lead to your individual privacy revealed to evildoers that means you will suffer property loss and spiritual damages because it is able to open backdoor and let remote hackers access the compromised system to collect your information. To avoid any money loss and keep PC safe, you should get rid of Trojan Horse Agent_r.ATS without any hesitation.
It can bypass the legit security tools and destroy your computer secretly.
It prevents you from opening some application because the files are corrupted.
It can make your browser redirected to all kinds of malicious websites.
It is able to allow remote hacker access the compromised system for illicit purpose.
From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious pop-ups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.
Note: No matter how the virus accesses your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky Trojan automatically at this moment, it is suggested users not spend much time in downloading or paying any security software which claims can delete this stubborn virus. It is totally useless. To completely get rid of Trojan Horse Agent_r.ATS virus, professional manual guide is needed.
Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.
1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Trojan Horse Agent_r.ATS virus is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
2. 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.
3. 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 Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:
b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:
Trojan Horse Agent_r.ATS virus is a hazardous Trojan virus that can seriously endanger the privacy of computer users because it can steal your personal and financial information or give a malicious hacker access and control of your PC. It normally finds it way to access the compromised PC by being bundled with freeware or shareware programs. This is also the most common method for cyber criminals to distribute Trojans and generate income. Therefore, avoiding download of attachments to spam emails and suspicious software updates may save you the trouble of dealing with this virus. Once inside, the virus can affect all major web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer) and generate unwanted pop-up ads to users. It can do nothing beneficial for you that should be removed quickly.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on December 5, 2014 7:29 am