What is JS Agent EDB trj Virus? This page includes detailed instructions on how to remove JS Agent EDB trj Virus that can be found at the bottom half of this article. The most likely reason why you have ended up on this page is because your computer has been infected by a virus program known as JS Agent EDB trj and you are currently looking for helpful information on how to get rid of the malicious piece of software. Within the paragraphs down below, we can offer you exactly that – a detailed explanation about what type of virus JS Agent EDB trj is, what it can do to your PC and the methods that it uses to infect more and more systems. After you have obtained a better understanding of the main characteristics of JS Agent EDB trj, you will also be presented with a guide that will help you eliminate the infection. However, we advise you to first read the article itself and then proceed with the guide because it is highly important that you are well aware of what you might be potentially dealing with.
A Trojan Horse
You have more than likely already heard about Trojan Horse viruses and just how dangerous this type of malware is. Unfortunately, the cyber threat that we are currently talking about too falls under this same category of viruses. This means that if your machine has indeed been attacked by JS Agent EDB trj, you would need to be extremely careful. Trojan Horses are highly-versatile kind of viruses and they can be used for many different illegal tasks. It cannot be said with certainty exactly what the malware might be used for on your PC but we will still give you a general idea regarding the most common uses of a typical Trojan Horse.
What JS Agent EDB Trojan can be used for
In the next brief list of illegal tasks a typical Trojan can complete, we have included only the most commonly encountered ones. However, bear in mind that this will not be an exhaustive list and there could be a lot more potential uses of such a virus which will not be outlined here. With that said, here is what you can expect from such a malicious program if it has infected your PC:
- System destruction – something that many users face when attacked by a Trojan is overall damage and corruption to their PC systems. Once the malware gets inside the machine, it could wreak all sorts of havoc – OS data corruption, deletion of important files, freezes, errors and BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) crashes. In many cases, the damage can be repaired after the infection has been dealt with, but it is also possible that the computer gets rendered unusable after a Trojan Horse attack.
- Espionage, Stalking – Trojans are also known for their ability to allow the hacker/s behind them to stalk and spy on their victims. Again, there are different methods through which such a virus can spy on the targeted user. A common example is the so-called keystroke logging (keylogging) where the virus records your exact keystrokes. Through this, the hacker behind the attack can learn important information about you such as online account passwords and usernames and even credit card numbers. One other possibility is when the virus streams what is happening on your computer’s screen to the web criminal. Also, some Trojans might even take over your webcam and use it as a stalking device to look into your room and directly at you even when the cam appears to be disabled/turned off.
- Theft – this is a logical follow-up to the espionage use of the Trojan. After the virus has supplied the attacker with the necessary private information, the hacker who is behind the virus infection could steal money from the victim’s online banking accounts. In many cases, the theft would get revealed when it is already too late to take any effective counteractions.
- Malware distribution – There is a reason why those viruses are called Trojan Horses. Similarly to the original Trojan Horse contraption from the Greek mythology, a Trojan Horse virus is also able to stealthily sneak other malware programs inside your PC without getting noticed. Once the Trojan gets ran onto your machine with Administrator privileges, it would be able to, among other things, to download and install additional viruses. One very commonly encountered example of that is when malware programs like JS Agent EDB trj are used to infect computers with Ransomware – yet another highly-dangerous virus type that can lock your files or your whole PC, keeping them that way until you make a ransom payment to the attacker.
- Botnet – A botnet is a network of interconnected computers that are controlled remotely and used to execute a certain task. A Trojan attack can cause the infected machine to become part of the hacker’s botnet giving the latter control over the PC. Normally, in such cases, the cyber criminal would use the attacked computer as well as the other computers from the botnet for bitcoin mining. Also, it is possible that the PC gets forced to send out spam e-mails to further spread the infection to other machines.
Detecting JS Agent EDB trj
One other important aspect that needs to be pointed out regarding this sort of malware is that viruses which belong to the Trojan Horse category are very stealthy and sneaky. Depending on what the virus is being used for, there might almost no symptoms of the infection. This makes it very difficult to spot the attack in time intercept the malware’s activity.
Still, though, there are some potential signs that your machine might have been attacked by a Trojan so be on the lookout for those at all times:
- Increased system resource use – if you notice that your computer is using unusually high amounts of RAM or CPU while at the same time there doesn’t seem to be anything that requires the increased resource use, then there might be some unwanted process running on your system that you do not know about – a potential Trojan Horse infection symptom.
- Frequent freezes and errors – those might be caused by a Trojan Horse which messes with your system so if you notice anything unusual happening to your PC, be sure to investigate the issue.
- BSOD crashes – Blue Screen of Death crashes might occur for a number of reasons and one of those reasons is a Trojan virus infection. Therefore, if your machine starts to experience those on a regular basis, you will need to check it for malware. Even if the problem isn’t caused by a virus, there will still be the need to find the actual cause and fix it.
Obviously, the ways to manually spot a Trojan such as JS Agent EDB trj aren’t too many. Therefore, it is advisable for users to always have a reliable, high-quality antivirus on their machines as well as maybe a specialized anti-malware tool. Having those is a good way of detecting and stopping a Trojan Horse virus so make sure to never leave your system unprotected by some form of security software.
Preventing Trojan Horse infections like JS Agent EDB trj
Hackers use a variety of different techniques to make sure that their viruses infect as many computers as possible and in order to stay safe from dangerous malware, you will also need to have a good idea about how such a malicious program can get in your system. Here are some of the more commonly used methods for Trojan Horse distribution.
- Fake ads and web offers – web ads and offers are generally something to be careful with as not all of them are safe. This is especially true for advertising materials that get generated within less respectable and reliable websites. Hackers commonly exploit ads on such sites to further spread malware so be careful with what Internet addresses you visit and what you click on while browsing the World Wide Web.
- Spam messages – spam is yet another very common technique used for infecting computers with Trojans like JS Agent EDB trj as well as other viruses. The malware can get added to an e-mail or a social network message in the form of a file attachment or a download link. Therefore, make sure to never click on anything that has been sent to you via a message unless you are sure that it isn’t spam. Note that even people from your contacts list could send you spam messages if their devices have been hacked.
- Dangerous downloads – there are a lot of sites throughout the Internet that allow you to download stuff for free but a lot of those sites could contain downloads that are actually malware. Because of this, we recommend that you only use reliable download sources and stay away from ones that do not seem trustworthy.
There are other methods for spreading malicious programs like JS Agent EDB trj but those were the most commonly employed ones. In all cases, it is of utmost importance to be very considerate about what you do and what sites you visit when browsing the Internet. Remember – it is always better to avoid landing some nasty virus than to have to deal with the consequences of it infecting your machine. Stay safe!
How To Remove JS Agent EDB trj Virus
Within the next guide, you will be given instructions that will help you remove the JS Agent EDB trj PC virus from your computer. However, before you start carrying out the following steps, we advise you to bookmark this webpage and have it opened on a separate device nearby (a smartphone,a tablet, another PC, etc.) as some of the steps might require a re-start of the computer.
Step 1: Safe Mode and Hidden files and folders
In order to increase your chances for success, you are advised to boot your PC into Safe Mode and to also reveal the hidden files and folders that are on it. If you don’t know how to do that, here are links to separate guides that can help you: Safe Mode Guide; Hidden Files and Folders Guide.
Step 2: Task Manager
Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc or the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keyboard combinations to evoke the Task Manager. Now, go to the Processes tab and look for anything that has the JS Agent EDB trj name on it. If there’s nothing with that name, look for any processes that use too much RAM, have weird or no description and that generally seem suspicious.
If you find anything, right-click on it and select Open File Location. If you are sure that the process was malicious, delete everything in the file location directory. Then go back to the Task Manager Processes tab and stop the shady process by right-clicking on it and then selecting End Process.
Step 3: Startup
Use the Winkey+R key-combo to evoke Run. In the newly-opened search bar type msconfig and hit the Enter button.
In the new window go to the Startup and look through the startup programs. If you see anything that looks suspicious (for example, has unknown or no manufacturer), remove the tick from its checkbox to disable it on startup and then select OK.
Step 4: Localhost
Type notepad in the Start Menu search bar and open Notepad. Click on File and then on Open. Go to the following folder c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc and open the Hosts file. If nothing appears when you get to the etc folder that can be opened, change the file type from Text documents to All files.
Now look at the bottom of the notepad file and see where it says Localhost. Take a look below that and see if there are any IP addresses there. If there are some IP’s, copy them and send them to us in the comments section down below so that we can determine if they need to be removed.
Step 5: Registry Editor
Re-open Run and type regedit. Hit Enter and once the new window opens, press Ctrl+F. In the search bar, type the name of the virus and click on Find Next. See if anything gets found under the name of the virus and delete the registry keys and folders that come up as results.
However, remember that if you delete the wrong registry key, it might do more harm than good to your PC so if you aren’t sure, you’d better ask us in the comments below about what to do if you find anything inside the Registry Editor.
Step 6: Potentially hazardous data
Open the Start Menu and copy-paste each one of the following locations, one after the other and hit Enter after each so that the folder opens:
Open each folder location and sort the files by date (from newest to oldest). Now, delete the ones that have been created around and after the time your PC got infected. In the Temp folder, delete everything.
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Boris Writer; Editor
Boris is a writer and an editor of the articles on Malware Complaints. His mission is to provide the readers of our website with essential information and details with regards to various malicious programs, software viruses, potentially unwanted applications and any other form of malware that you, the users, might encounter. In addition, he also posts reviews of different programs and applications as well as news articles on various interesting and important topics related to the software world.