Hi there. I am in need of assistance with removing Trojan.Win32.Agent.azsy virus from my computer. It is driving me crazy!! I cannot open any programs or get online due to this virus because everything I tried to open, it says it is already infected and needs me to pay a program first. I already have Symantec internet security software and I don’t need anything else. I searched on the web and it says the virus has to be removed manually, but I cannot find any files related to this Trojan. What should I do?
Trojan.Win32.Agent.azsy is categorized a nasty Trojan associated with fake antivirus programs. It can pop up on vulnerable computer without any permission and block users from running all the applications installed on their machine. The virus generates fake alerts and false information, misleading users into believing their computer is messed up and then it starts promoting fake antivirus programs in order to steal money from unwary users. Once the virus is launched, it will add its own files to your Window’s startup directory so that it helps fake antivirus program run every time Windows is launched. In addition, the virus can change some important system settings to make it avoid being detected by antivirus. It even has the ability to disable all the security tools and firewall, thus your computer will be more vulnerable to be attacked by other viruses.
Trojan.Win32.Agent.azsy can not only mess up your computer by bring other threats, it is also capable of hijacking your web browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome and redirecting your search result to malicious websites. In such cases, you will have a hard time while you are working on your computer. The virus occupy most of your CUP resources and make your system operation under great burden. It keeps creating junk files in order to occupy your hard drive space. As a result, your computer will be slower and slower and you can hardly open any programs or even go online. Now the virus has been spread on the Internet rapidly since 2009 and it attacked thousands of PC users. It often comes from some malicious webs which offer free software, antivirus or games. When you download these freebies, Trojan.Win32.Agent.azsy virus will get into your computer and install itself without your notice or permission. Considering this virus will do great harm to your computer, you had better get rid of it without any hesitation.
1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
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.
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.Win32.Agent.azsy 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.Win32.Agent.azsy virus is a dangerous virus that is capable of spying on infected computer, leak data, download, and execute other modules from a server. It opens a backdoor and allows other malware to access the infected computer without any permission. This virus can display large amount of extremely intrusive pop up advertisements that matches your surfing habits. And it also generates misleading information and tricks users into paying unwanted programs. It is a huge risk if you let it stay on the computer since the virus can grab your confidential information, and then deliver to remote hackers for their illegal profit and even make you experience identity theft and money loss. Therefore, Trojan.Win32.Agent.azsy virus needs to be removed once detected to keep your computer clean and secured.
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 March 17, 2015 6:49 am