This page aims to help you remove Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan. These Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan is a malicious application recognized as a Trojan Horse by anti-malware software and it is definitely something you you want removed from your computer as soon as possible. Many people believe that Trojan Horses are a type of virus – the fact is that Trojans are closely related to viruses, but are not one and the same thing. A Trojan fulfills much the same function as it did in Greek mythology – to get through the defenses of your PC and from there to open the gates for different viruses to get installed without your permission and bypassing all protection completely.
Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan and other Trojans – general method of operation
There are three main targets for Trojans. In chronological order, they are:
- Sneaking by your security and allowing other viruses in.
- Getting a hold on any personal information, passwords, account names, even banking credentials.
- Ultimately sending this data to whoever created it.
Trojans generally operate either by acquiring root access to your system or by exploiting a certain security vulnerability in one of your programs who has access to the Internet. Older version of Internet Explorer and Adobe FLash were well known for having many security flaws. Microsoft has managed to fix the holes in their boat, but Adobe… not so much. In fact at the moment there is a huge campaign to replace Flash as the most popular way to display videos and advertisements in Firefox and Chrome browsers. Flash is currently used in most online Ads and it is part of the reason why Ads from unsafe sites are not to be clicked upon. Regardless of how Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan got in it will now reside on your computer in wait. Once it is activated remotely it will work to deliver a virus or spyware program determined by the creator of the Trojan. You will get no notification about the installation of this present – the only way to know is when the virus gets to your valuable data like credit card numbers, accounts and passwords. Get rid of Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan before that happens.
Ways Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan infects computers
The Tojan itself probably got into your computer through the use of social engineering or as a part of software bundle.
- There is a very good chance that you installed some kind of free program without realizing that Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan was hiding inside the installer for it.
- Software bundles are especially nasty because they contain multiple programs within the same installed – the main one for which the installer is created and several extras.
Should you try to use the Default installation option all of these extras will be installed. There is rarely anything useful that you might acquire if you install such extras on your computer – it will be mostly useless bloatware programs, an Adware application that will inject Ads on your computer or something like Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan . If you want to make sure nothing malicious is installed in the future in this way you should always select the Advanced installation option. It will give you detailed information about what is getting installed and you can block access to any program you don’t want or need.
|Danger Level||High. Unfortunately Trojans are well-known for exploiting weaknesses and stealing personal information.
|Symptoms||Suddenly finding software that should not be on your PC. A general slowness of your configuration.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles, infected email attachments and clicking on advertisement on unsafe websites.|
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
3: Permanently delete Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan from Task Manager’s processes.
4: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
Remove Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan
The first thing to do is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking.
For W8 and 8.1:
Click the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the pop-up.
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
W10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan and suspicious-looking programs. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Start Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
A BIG WARNING HERE! READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING!
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Doing this can damage your PC significantly if you make a big mistake. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download a professional Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan remover. Additionally, accounts connected to your credit cards, or important information, may be exposed to the virus.
If you do not remove the virus completely it could leak the information to its creator, so be careful!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window.
Go in the Startup tab and 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 you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If these things fail to help you find Msil/Agent.Qvm Trojan 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.
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