Obviously, Downloader.AUO (also called TrojanDownloader.Agent.auo) is a Trojan downloader variant that follow hackers orders to connect designated websites to download and automatically run other virus programs on the Internet. Usually, victims would encounter the following troubles:
What Downloader.AUO wants is no more than money. It is simply a tool that cyber criminal depends on to make a living. By constantly popping up in the middle of the surfing, Downloader.AUO can overwhelm the traffic and cut off the access to any website offering virus removal support.
Meanwhile, TrojanDownloader.Agent.auo connects to the designated address to download other virus from the same maker to perform some type of harmful activity on infected hosts, such as stealing hard disk space or CPU time, accessing private information, corrupting data, spamming their contacts, or logging their keystrokes; or download random infections (some of whose makers pay the Trojan downloader to download virus, which is how its maker obtain profitable income).
Practices have proven and victims have reported that anti-virus programs cannot help remove Downloader.AUO completely and thoroughly. The Trojan downloader is highly elusive. The “Agent” in its name suggests that the downloader do whatever its hacker wants it to do and also indicates that there’s no automatic removal thread found and recorded by security companies in their virus reservoir even though some of suspicious behaviors have been detected. In such case manual removal is required. Below is the instruction offered by VilmaTech Online Support. Should you have difficulties in carrying out the steps, please do feel free to get expert help by starting the live chat window here.
Start removing TrojanDownloader.Agent.auo by entering into Safe Mode.
(tip: depend on the OS installed, the way to access Safe Mode in this article might differ from what you observe when following the instruction on your computer.)
End the processes and services related to Downloader.AUO.
a. bring up Task Manager to end related processes.
(tip: In case Downloader.AUO block the shortcut to access Task Manager, it is recommended to use commands.)
taskkill.exe /im msblast.exe
taskkill.exe /im teekids.exe
taskkill.exe /im penis32.exe
b. end the service according to the path name.
Tip: if you encounter difficulty in locate the vicious services due to insufficient virus knowledge and computer skills, please do not hesitate to get exclusive help according to your concrete situation by contacting VilmaTech Online Support since any mistake would result in cumbersome mechanical issues.
Remove cookies piling up in browser settings.
Show hidden items to remove anything related to Downloader.AUO.
a. Remove temp files generated by Downloader.AUO.
b. access the following directories to remove the ones generated on the day when Downloader.AUO was firstly flagged by the installed anti-virus program.
%Program Files%\Common Files\
Drive-by download method is what Downloader.AUO adopts to achieve its rapid and sneaky spread. In most cases, the Trojan downloader would:
Therefore, it is recommended to update virus knowledge and refresh the related press to become informative in how to avoid being held hostage by virus like Downloader.AUO. One could also get detailed information about virus by accessing VilmaTech virus reservoir.
If one ever wants to stop Downloader.AUO permanently, it is recommended to always follow good PC practices and use extra attention when surfing on the Internet. Besides, VilmaTech Online Support technician recommends to install and run the anti-virus program with the below functionality so as to ward off infections more effectively:
Capable of monitoring website, system activities, system processes, Registry entries, memory and others.
The control center will give suggestions on when to run full scan on the entire machine and the whole network.
Defrag is always recommended after removing Downloader.AUO completely and thoroughly. Though manual removal is the best solution so far, it is impossible to remove or clear up the messy disks by removing the files or folders one by one. Defrag will do us a favor to re-arrange the internal resource and regain a quicker machine. Here’s the video to show how.