This page aims to help you remove Trojan.js.agent.tdd Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
If you think that your computer may have recently become yet another target of the nasty Trojan.js.agent.tdd Trojan Horse virus, then we have some good and some bad news for you. The good news is that the fact you are currently reading this article means that you are already a step closer to solving your current predicament. The bad news is that Trojan.js.agent.tdd is a very nasty infection and dealing with it is likely going to be a tricky task that will require your full attention.
First and foremost, we must tell you what’s at stake here in case you do not manage to eradicate the infection on time. Since Trojan.js.agent.tdd is a new Trojan virus, it hasn’t been fully researched yet and there are still many things that are not known about it. One such thing is the exact goal of the malware piece. You see, a malicious program like a Ransomware cryptovirus or a Spyware piece would have a very specific purpose (malicious data-encryption in the case of the Ransomware and espionage in the case of the Spyware). However, the Trojans are really versatile and may have a whole set of tools that they can use to carry out various tasks inside the attacked machine and it all depends on what the criminal behind the virus is trying to accomplish. Some popular uses for a Trojan are system-damage, backdooring additional viruses such as the ones we already mentioned (Ransomware, Spyware, etc), turning the computer into a spam-bot machine, etc. Providing the hackers with direct access to the attacked machine is also something many Trojans are capable of. In the case of Trojan.js.agent.tdd, we can’t tell you for sure what to expect. The one certain thing is that it wouldn’t be something nice which is why acting quickly and using the next guide to rid your computer of the malware is what our advice for you is right now.
Detection issues to keep in mind
Something a lot of Trojans do in order to be able to remain in the infected system for longer is they disguise their files and processes as ones that look legitimate. For instance, a Trojan such as Trojan.js.agent.tdd may name some of its files/processes with names that are almost identical to the names of important system files/processes. This could not only make it difficult for you to find the malicious data but it could also result in you deleting something that you are not supposed to, thus making the whole issue even bigger. Due to this, it’s advisable to scan your computer with a strong and reliable security program – an antivirus or an anti-malware tool that you know you can trust. If your computer doesn’t currently have such software installed on it, the tool we’ve included in the guide is a good option that can help you with the removal of Trojan.js.agent.tdd. Combining it with the manual guide should give the best results.
|Symptoms||Trojan.js.agent.tdd Trojan is hard to detect and aside from increased use of RAM and CPU, there would barely be any other visible red flags.|
|Distribution Method||Most of the time, Trojans get distributed through spam e-mails and social network messages, malicious ads, shady and pirated downloads, questionable torrents and other similar methods.|
Remove Trojan.js.agent.tdd Virus
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2: Task Manager
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.
If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.
Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.
3: The Hosts file
Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.
Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that.
If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the virus.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
4: Disable Startup programs
Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.
Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10, it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:
If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious , disable those programs and select OK.
5: Registry Editor
Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.
Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.
Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.
6: Deleting potentially malicious data
Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:
Delete everything you see in Temp linked to Trojan.js.agent.tdd Trojan Horse. About the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.
Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.