Earlier today I was running a scan with AVG free 2015 and then I received notification that AVG detected Trojan horse Agent5.AETS virus on my computer. So I chose the “Remove” option which is recommended and then it told me that the threat has been removed but after 30 minutes or so it keeps notifying me that this virus has been detected again and again. What’s wrong with that? Does it mean that the virus is still on my computer? How does it come to my system in the first place? I really need help removing the virus completely. Any help will be highly appreciated.
Trojan horse Agent5.AETS is categorized as a malicious and risky Trojan horse which usually attacks your computer without being noticed. This type of Trojan threat is created by cyber hackers with evil purposes. Even if your computer has always been protected by antivirus programs such as AVG or Norton, you will still have the chance to get infected by the virus. Generally speaking, this parasite can sneak into a system via many ways. It can come bundled with spam email attachments or any free downloads on compromised websites. Sometimes when you click on any specific links or pop-up ads on malicious websites, you will get the virus downloaded too. Once installed, the Trojan can bring constant troubles to you and your computer system could be screwed up. Also if Trojan horse Agent5.AETS virus cannot be successfully or completely removed in time, you may experience money loss or even identify theft problem.
Trojan horse Agent5.AETS is a generic detection for a number of trojans that can perform a lot of malicious activities once it is downloaded. The first change you will notice is that the computer performance has been degraded greatly. The virus creates tons of junk files which usually take up a plenty of computer resources and CPU memories, therefore it can cause the poor running speed and windows freeze problem all the time while users are watching online videos or surfing the web. They may keep getting error messages like “Not responding” or “Stop working” when they work on the infected computer. In addition, this Trojan can be used to drop or install additional malicious programs. It opens backdoor in the background to let other malware access the affected system without asking for any permission. As a result, your privacy and personal information such as password, credit card information could be stolen without your awareness. Trojan horse Agent5.AETS virus also has the ability to change browser and system settings, so your homepage or default search engine could be changed to a corrupted page and your Internet connection may be disabled all the time. Whenever you try to get online, you may see tons of ads on your web browser that keep pushing you to purchase goods you don’t want and you may be often redirected to some unknown websites against your will as well. To sum up, Trojan horse Agent5.AETS is a highly dangerous Trojan that should be removed manually as quickly as possible.
Slow down your PC speed notably.
Add other dangerous Trojan or Spyware to your system secretly.
Allow the hacker to access your entire system.
Collect all your personal information and transfer to a remote hacker.
Destroy critical system files and make PC unstable.
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 Agent5.AETS 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 Agent5.AETS 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 Agent5.AETS is a highly dangerous Trojan that can sneak into vulnerable computers without any consent and carry out many harmful actions. There are a number of ways that you may end up with this Trojan horse on your PC. Some come attached as .exe files in spam emails, and some may be cunningly disguised as a piece of software that is just begging you to download it – a new episode of your favorite TV show for example. Once downloaded, the virus can collect sensitive information, such as credit card passwords, log in details, user credentials and others in the background, then further send this information to the remote hackers for their own illicit purpose. Not to mention that it can bring other system problems like browser redirection, system crash, blue screen of death and program manipulation. As mentioned above, users should remove Trojan horse Agent5.AETS virus without any hesitation in order to keep PC safe and secure.
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 August 25, 2015 1:52 am