This page aims to help you remove Macro.Trojan-Downloader.Agent.kf. These Macro.Trojan-Downloader.Agent.kf removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
Important. Read this in full. If you are reading this, then you probably have Macro.Trojan-Downloader.Agent.kf installed on your system. Unfortunately for you, this is a computer virus of the very dangerous Trojan horse variety. Considering this information, we believe it is very important to give you as much inside info about this type of malware as possible, in addition to the extensive instructions how to fully remove it from your device.
If the name Trojan horse means something to you, it is probably because you have heard of Homer’s story about the Ancient Greeks and their prolonged siege of the might city of Troy. We won’t get into too much detail, but one of the important aspects of this story is how the Greeks eventually achieved victory after failing to broach Troy’s defenses for years. At last the trickery of Odysseus saved the day for them. Before seemingly departing Troy’s shore, the Greeks left a large wooden horse as a parting gift to Troy and a concession for their defeat. The people of Troy now happy that the siege was over welcomed the horse inside their stronghold and started the festivities. Little did they know that inside the horse were stashed a score of Greek soldiers that choose the moment to seize control over the city, bursting out of the “gift”. And that now stands as a synonym for a Trojan horse – a treacherous attack bypassing your computer’s defenses.
How did Macro.Trojan-Downloader.Agent.kf access your system?
Nowadays most Trojan horse viruses are used as a backdoor by other malicious applications to access your computer. Many times even more dangerous that the Trojan itself, Ransomware threats, for instance, are known to use Trojans as a doorway for accessing users’ computers. Dealing with the Ransomware often leads to overlooking the culprit for the initial infection, so we are going to try and list the most probable causes for your Macro.Trojan-Downloader.Agent.kf problem.
- Be very wary of downloading e-mail attachments, especially if they are from people you don’t know. In fact you should probably avoid these altogether. If you are downloading an e-mail attachment you should definitely scan it first before opening or executing it.
- Most people nowadays have used at one time or another some form of p2p file sharing, whether be it torrents or something else. The problem with this is that very often downloads from torrent sites or file sharing websites are contaminated with viruses. Again, check all files before opening them. Sometimes deceptive practices like changing a file’s name are used, so don’t rely solely on this to determine if a file is safe or not.
- We always preach against any downloads from pop-up or pop-under advertisements. This is, simply put, a recipe for disaster. Any file downloaded in such a dubious way is very likely to contain some form of malware and you should never download program updates or programs from unsafe sources.
- If you find yourself facing a corrupted or missing .dll file error it is OK to look for information online. But please don’t go and download .dll files online, because instead of a legitimate .dll file you will be downloading some form of malware. In fact, in the majority of cases you’ll be getting some sort of virus – most likely a Trojan.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the first preparation.
The first thing you absolutely must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.
- Do not skip this. Macro.Trojan-Downloader.Agent.kf may have hidden some of its files and you need to see them.
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:
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.
Right click on the Taskbar —> “Start Task Manager.”
Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! IMPORTANT NOTICE!
Please take under consideration that for a lot of users the next part of our removal guide might be quite difficult and daunting, especially if the poses no previous experience of manually dealing with malware. It is entirely possible that a minor mistake might turn out to be severely crippling for your system, sometimes even irreversibly so. Only continue if you feel you are up to the task completely and without any reservations. If you feel that this a risk you are not willing to take or simply consider the cost of completely messing up your device not acceptable then it is probably best if you stop now and consider alternative options. One such option is the download and installation of a professional scanner and remover to help you deal with Macro.Trojan-Downloader.Agent.kf easily and without any risks involved.
Right click on each of the virus processes and select Open File Location, then End the process. Copy the folders somewhere (as a backup if you make a mistake) and delete the directories you were sent to.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
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 these things fail to help you find Macro.Trojan-Downloader.Agent.kf you need to resort to a professional scanner – obviously this is a malware that was created to steal your credentials and credit cards – meaning the people who created it spent a lot of resources to make it as dangerous as possible.
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!