Trojan horse Downloader.Agent.AS & Stubby.C

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  1. giggy

    giggy Registered Member

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    My AVG free edition has found
    Trojan horse Downloader.Agent.AS, along with
    Trojan horse Downloader.Stubby.C

    If anyone has any information these trojans viruses please respond.
     
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    Hi Giggy, welcome to Wilders.

    Can you elaborate further, are you having a problem deleting these Trojans?
     
  3. Sweetie(*)(*)

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    Hi,

    Agent.AS is an advertising trojan, ie; pop ups, redirected searches etc, info HERE

    Stubby.C , also know as "Adware.Ipinsight", is used to track what has been written into Internet Explorer forms, then the info is sent with a unique ID to the host. More info HERE

    It would seem likley that both of these files have come from installed software, ie; P2P client, some form of shareware etc.

    For future protection try an research any software you want to download, search the web, or post here in Software an Services.

    Unfortunatly alot of free software comes bundelled with adware, trojans etc.

    Hope the info helps.
     
  4. giggy

    giggy Registered Member

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    Will AdAware from Lavasoft help me in this problem?
     
  5. Sweetie(*)(*)

    Sweetie(*)(*) Registered Member

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    Mabey, but I would recommend using a good Anti-Virus program first.

    Nod32 an Kaspersky are two top rated AV's, both have free trials.

    Nod32

    Kaspersky
     
  6. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    From what I have just read you should be able to remove this by following the comprehensive steps found in General Cleaning.

    If these steps do not resolve your situation, you will need to download and run “Hijack This” found here and post your log at one of the forums found at A-SAP. The two bigger forums for HijackThis log processing, (meaning they process more log threads each day than most others) are: SpywareInfo.com and CastleCops.com. Be sure to read their posting policy in the links at their log review forum sections prior to posting.

    The steps mentioned in General Cleaning use software that ought to be part of your security, as an absolute minimum.

    Once your system is clean, you may want to take a look here for further discussion on security and how to make your system that much stronger and here for more.

    This is what works really well for me, very simple to use and maintain.

    Hope this helps...

    Let us know how you go.

    Cheers :D
     
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