Cannot remove Win32/Agent.PQF virus because it keeps coming back and even blocks your antivirus from removing it? What can it do to damage your computer? From this post you will learn to how to get rid of this tricky virus safely and completely.
Win32/Agent.PQF is categorized as a risky Trojan Horse that sneaks into your system when you accidentally visit malicious websites, download free software from unsafe sources and open spam email attachments etc. This virus runs highly risk to your computer because it can open a backdoor that allows an attacker to steal sensitive information including user name and passwords that are stored on the PC. More than that, it eats out your system resource for certain usage, making your computer run slower and slower.
After this Trojan is downloaded, it may be able to drop and execute other malware threats or potentially malicious files which cause your PC in great danger. Just like another Trojan viruses, it also contains backdoor capability that can transmit the collected information such as computer name, operating system, user name and other to the remote server secretly and slow your computer to a halt. In addition, users may receive constant pop-up of advertisements while browsing online. Don’t neglect this virus because it can invite risky malware such as FBI virus or ice cyber crimes center virus to your computer which is able to lock your computer and ask for a fine to unblock it. As mentioned above, Win32/Agent.PQF virus must be deleted as soon as possible, or it will ruin your computer and make you experience data loss or identify theft.
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 popups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.
Note: No matter how does the virus access 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 Win32/Agent.PQF virus, professional manual guide is needed.
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:
Win32/Agent.PQF is a tricky virus that can penetrate into the corrupted PC without the computer user’s consent and awareness. It is hard for users to get rid of it, even though your antivirus program can detect it but it will definitely fail to remove it because this threat can disable any kinds of antivirus programs. After installed, it can steal confidential data such as user names and passwords without your awareness, and even may use your private instant message and email accounts to initiate mass email attacks. This virus enters into the computer furtively via making full use of system security vulnerabilities and is able to damage the infected computer seriously. It is suggested to manually remove Win32/Agent.PQF so that the virus can be totally gone from your PC and it won’t come back to bother your PC again.
Important Notice: Manual removal always needs expertise. If you are afraid of making mistake during the removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on May 28, 2013 7:54 am