Trojan horse viruses represent the most common cyber threat. Their effects and sources might be very diverse. We have assembled this particular article to let you know everything about the consequences from an infection with a certain Trojan – Trojan.Js.Agent.Ooz. Of course, we have also included a Removal Guide and some general facts about this malware family. We hope we will be helpful and your issues will be easily solved.
What to bear in mind when facing a Trojan horse virus
Trojans are a group of various viruses. What makes them a family is the way they infect and then damage the victim system. Everything they do happens quite silently and they often remain unnoticed until the very end. The victim users usually find out about the contamination after it has become too serious or the damage has been done. Always remember to check your PC frequently for malware because new versions of Trojans appear every once in a while and your anti-virus tool might not have Trojan.Js.Agent.Ooz in its database. That is why your anti-malware tool needs to be regularly updated. We have already mentioned the usual way of functioning of these viruses above. They infect your computer unnoticed and then they simply hide, waiting for the right time to complete what they have been programmed to do on your PC. Just as the infamous wooden horse from the Greek myth once did – it was considered harmless at first and then the warriors inside it conquered Troy.
What could possibly go wrong as a result of an infection with a Trojan like Trojan.Js.Agent.Ooz?
Maybe the most disturbing part of being a victim of any Trojan is the uncertainty. You can never know what the purpose of Trojan.Js.Agent.Ooz is before it has become too late and the virus has completed its task. Here are the most common usages of Trojan.Js.Agent.Ooz. Please, keep in mind that these purposes are not the only ones, only the most common.
- Hackers having fun. Yes, this is true. Sometimes hackers create and distribute viruses as a way of entertaining themselves and challenging their creativity and skills. We do not say this is normal or harmless; however, such a scenario doesn’t include really dangerous consequences and is not among the most serious threats.
- The desire for simple destruction. Sometimes some cyber criminals just feel the need to crash some systems. Not that they need any information or money from you. They just want to format your drives, corrupt your files or destroy your entire computer.
- Identity theft purposes. We have to admit that this particular possible usage is among the most horrible ones. Such viruses as Trojan.Js.Agent.Ooz might be used, and often are, for stealing sensitive private information. Hackers may need your social media accounts or banking ones to commit a crime – to steal your money or to involve you in another potential disaster. Such a scenario involves the possibility of you ending up unable to prove that you are yourself – all your private details that are available online could be changed or deleted. This is a really terrible option.
- Spying on you. This one is again a particularly nasty possibility. Some hackers are prone to physical violence and they may be targeting you. As a result, your PC ends up infected with Trojan.Js.Agent.Ooz and you end up being spied on every single day. After that, this violation of your rights might become physical and you might be harassed, blackmailed, stalked.
- Spreading of other no less dangerous viruses. Often, Trojans are simply used for transporting other malware types, most commonly Ransomware versions. This is also an awful scenario, as Ransomware is really nasty. Suddenly, you might end up infected with two distinctive types of malware, blackmailed, harassed for your money, and all your important data might become inaccessible.
Maybe we have scared you with the possibilities above. Nevertheless, they are real. That is why you should avoid everything from the list of the potential sources below. You cannot afford to get infected with Trojan.Js.Agent.Ooz, as its purposes are always uncertain.
Possible sources of Trojan.Js.Agent.Ooz
Here we have numerous options. We are not able to review all of them in one article. However we can point out the most common ones:
- Fake advertisements – often you might come across fake banners and pop-ups that will transfer you to malware-infected locations. As you cannot tell the good ads from the malicious ones, we advise you to stay away from all of them.
- Software, torrents, shareware, videos – basically, everything in the cyber space. Being particularly careful about the locations you visit and the things you download may greatly affect the health of your system.
- Emails – these viruses might be incorporated into emails as well. Avoid the ones that do not appear trustworthy to you.
You can remove this virus with the help of our guide below. Just stick to the instructions.
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
- Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
- This step is very important, because you can catch other threats (like Ransomware and Spyware) while looking for the Adware process.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If all the prior steps fail to help you or you have reason to believe your system is exposed to threats like Ransomware, we advise you to download a professional scanner and remover.
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!