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I wrote this article to help you remove Trojan.script.agent.gen. This Trojan.script.agent.gen removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Trojan.script.agent.gen is a typical Trojan horse. The clandestine program enters computers through underhanded techniques and exploits them. It will render your system’s internal settings, steal your private information and turn your machine into a zombie. Exploiting your PC, Trojan.script.agent.gen will penetrate remote devices. This will essentially make you both a victim and an accomplice. There can be direct compromises affecting your personal security and consequential issues because of your machine’s involvement in the scheme.

Trojan.script.agent.gen is distributed by means of dark patterns. The most propagation vector is spam emails. This technique relies on regular files. The payload of the Trojan is merged with an attached file wrongfully described as a legitimate document. To convince you that it is genuine, the fraudster will write it on behalf of a reputable company or organization, like the national post, a courier firm, a bank, an institution, a government branch, a social media network, a shopping platform or the local police department. You can tell whether a message comes from a reputable source by matching the contacts. Go to the official website of the corresponding entity and consult the contact page for reference.

A quick way to transfer Trojan.script.agent.gen is through a drive-by installation. This means that the download and install of the sinister program will be conduced by a website. All it takes to trigger the process is for you to enter the domain. You should be careful about the places you visit on the web. There are a lot of hidden landmines, so make sure the people you trust and your personally selected sources are reliable. Only rely on people whose identity you are certain about and do your research on unfamiliar websites. Another alternative is to bundle the Trojan with another program, like freeware, shareware or a pirated tool. The host will list the virus as a bonus tool in its terms and conditions. If you are offered an extra application, you should decline.

Trojan.script.agent.gen operates on a large scale. All infected devices take part in its processes. The nefarious program creates a botnet which establishes a connection between them. The systems receive remote commands from the developers of the Trojan. The hackers constantly launch attacks to infect more devices and add them to the botnet. The number of compromised machines is essential for the effectiveness of the virus. Each device performs the same operations. When there are more within the same botnet, the attacks are able to reach a greater number of devices. Trojan.script.agent.gen makes entries into the registries and alters the system’s internal settings in order to be able to exploit it to the fullest.

The Trojan extorts information from the infected devices and sells it on darknet markets. It can record all kinds of data. To begin with, the malevolent program will access your browsing history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, IP address, geographic location and system specifications. These data are stored into the system per default. Every other detail you disclose through your activity will be recorded. If you log into your online accounts, Trojan.script.agent.gen will obtain your user names and passwords. This will enable the hackers to penetrate them and steal all additional information contained in them. The cyber criminals could get their hands on your full name, ID details, physical address, telephone number, fax, financial credentials and other sensitive input.

The people behind Trojan.script.agent.gen seek to steal people’s money and their identity. They will withdraw the funds from your financial accounts and register fake accounts under your name, if they have sufficient information for the purpose. Another thing they can do is to sell the information they have gathered on you on the darkweb. The people who purchase it may be cyber thieves themselves. Detecting the presence of a Trojan is difficult, but identifying it is much easier. If your computer has started to exhibit concerning symptoms, check your Task Manager for suspicious process or conduct a scan with an anti-virus utility. It is important to take action as quick as possible. The longer the virus remains on your machine, the more damage it can inflict.

Trojan.script.agent.gen Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Trojan.script.agent.gen from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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