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Remove Js/Adware.Agent.AA Application (July 2019 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Js/Adware.Agent.AA Application. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

What is Js/Adware.Agent.AA Application?

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The Js/Adware.Agent.AA application will display pop up window.

Most of the people who land on the this website are usually having a problem with some nasty form of malware such as a Trojan Horse, a Ransomware (Ndarod, Adame) or some type of a dangerous computer virus. In this article, however, we are not going to talk about such serious computer threats. Instead, we will focus our attention on one software category, the representatives of which may oftentimes be mistaken for viruses, despite lacking malicious code or any dangerous features. This software category is the so-called adware category which comprises different ad-generating programs and apps that specialize in aggressive online advertising. Users tend to get panicked when they have a close encounter with an adware representative in their Chrome or Firefox or other browser because this software tends to take over their main browser and it with hundreds of unwanted ads, banners, page-redirects and pop-ups of different kinds as well new tabs, blinking messages and other similar intrusive commercial content without asking for permission. The good news is that the adware can be easily removed in case it starts to create cause disturbances and that’s why there is no real reason for panicking. In fact, on this page, we will show you how to uninstall one very annoying and irritating ad-generating application of the adware category called Js/Adware.Agent.AA. This app tends to get inside popular and commonly used browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Explorer and to spam their screens with various offers, pay-per-click links, pop-up messages, colorful banners and similar promotional materials, which aim to generate clicks and traffic to some third-party websites. In its nature, the program is adware-based and does not pose any direct danger to the system that is has been installed in. However, its aggressive online advertising behavior may really disturb your regular web browsing in the long run. That’s why we advise you to take a look at the instructions that follow and consider its uninstallation.

Js/Adware.Agent.AA is a piece of software which may seem like a dangerous threat similar to a Trojan or a Ransomware infection but it’s actually nowhere near as dangerous as the malware types we’ve just mentioned. Compared to such malicious programs, the adware representatives are rather harmless. The ads and pop-ups cannot directly corrupt anything inside your PC. However, it is worth to mention that, sometimes, nasty threats may hide inside good-looking ads and offers and that’s why you should probably avoid the advertisements altogether. With this in mind, it is generally not a good idea to click on everything that third-party software such as Js/Adware.Agent.AA may generate and promote. Instead, we suggest that you permanently stop your browser from flooding you with various sponsored advertisements by uninstalling their source. The reason is, not only could such aggressive advertising software be very annoying in, but also some of its randomly displayed content may be questionable or even unsafe, especially if you get exposed to it on a daily basis.

SUMMARY:

Name Js/Adware.Agent.AA
Type Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Your screen may get flooded with randomly generated ads, banners and pop-ups messages of various kinds. 
Distribution Method Mostly found inside software bundles, free installers, torrents, ads, free download links, shareware sites, freeware platforms.
Detection Tool

Js/Adware.Agent.AA Application Removal

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


Step1

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).

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Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Js/Adware.Agent.AA from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Js/Adware.Agent.AA from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Js/Adware.Agent.AA from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    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!


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