JSAgent.HTM is a Trojan threat that can attack computers without visible symptoms and can launch malicious processes in the background of their system. Hackers may use JSAgent.HTM to spy on their victims, steal confidential information or gain unauthorized access to the entire OS.
Trojan-based infections are commonly considered to be very flexible and incredibly hard to identify and remove, thus, many web users fear them and don’t know how to effectively deal with a threat of this type. This piece of malware typically infects the computer in secret and launches various malicious processes there without the users’ knowledge or any apparent symptoms that can serve as red flags.
Gateway Anti-Virus Alert
Gateway Anti-Virus Alert will warn you if you are about to visit a site infected with JSAgent.HTM. JSAgent.HTM, in particular is a very problematic Trojan horse virus that has been disturbing a lot of people lately.
Most commonly, this malware can be used for espionage, theft of personal details, passwords and login credentials, banking and financial fraud, virus distribution and more. In general, a single Trojan can perform different types of harmful tasks one after the other. Once in the system, it can easily detect existing vulnerabilities and exploit them in a number of ways. For instance, a threat like JSAgent.HTM can act as a backdoor and sneak Ransomware, Spyware and other viruses inside the compromised computer. It can also provide hackers with remote access to everything that is stored in the system, including your data and your software. This Trojan can also allow them to control your web camera, your microphone and your screen and take secret records that can later be used for personal abuse, theft or blackmail.
Sadly, most antivirus programs are unable to accurately detect new Trojan-based infection such as JSAgent.HTM, Wup.exe, SAntivirusKD.sys if their virus and malware definitions have not been updated for some time or this malware has not been added to their database. The Trojan is practically invisible to the security program in this case and can easily attack the computer without being detected until its definitions are embedded in the database. Thus, an outdated antivirus program is basically useless since it may not alert the victims about the presence of the malware and its activities on the system which makes it even more challenging to recognize and remove Trojan threats in time. The more advanced the security software is and the more frequently its database is updated, however, the better the capacity to defend the computer from the newest cyber threats. That’s why the investment in reliable antivirus and antimalware software is a key factor for the effective protection of your system.
Unfortunately, if you rely on your observance to catch a threat like JSAgent.HTM you may not be able to detect anything because this malware typically does not show any visible red flags or symptoms of its presence in the system. If not removed on time, however, a single Trojan can be used for a range of criminal deeds which can cause unpredictable damage to the computer. That’s why, no matter what the end goal is, the virus should be eliminated as soon as possible, ideally with the help of the instructions in the removal guide that you will find below.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Visible symptoms may not always be detected, which is why it is best to rely on professional antimalware software.|
|Distribution Method||Spam messages, malicious web ads, fake offers, torrents, illegal websites and infected attachments can often distribute Trojans.|
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Remove JSAgent.HTM Virus
If you are looking for a way to remove JSAgent.HTM you can try this:
- Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
- Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
- Search for JSAgent.HTM and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall JSAgent.HTM as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of JSAgent.HTM completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
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).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
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.
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 up 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 the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!