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What Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd Is and How Dangerous It Is, Removal Guide

Win32.Agent.jkcd Affection Symptoms

It is conceivable that PC users do not detect Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd until installed anti-virus programs flag it as there’s no distinct signals the moment win32.Agent.jkcd gets on a machine. But generally, its affection symptoms become visible:

  1. Additional programs/files are seen to be installed on the target machine soon after Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd being flagged.
  2. Computer becomes unstable due to the weird CPU usage.
  3. Browser might be redirected to some spam sites in the event that Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd brings in browser malware or that it downloads additional items from a designated web site.
  4. Error message might emerge to warn that something is missing or corrupted.

Once one of those symptoms has been detected, quick removal is required to stop further harms as Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd has put everything in place to launch strikes. To get to know how dangerous Win32.Agent.jkcd is, as senior technician suggests, one should obtain general knowledge on what Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent is. One will get the answers in the following paragraphs. Should any question arises, VilmaTech Online Support stands by to response just in time.

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What Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd Is?

Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd is categorized specifically as a dropper that downloads additional virulent components into Windows. The directory of such Trojan Horse has not yet been figured out by security utilities, thus it is named as “agent”. It can be inferred from the variant number “jkcd” that Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd is newly pushed, which is why its directory hasn’t been identified. The main task of a Trojan-Dropper is to get onto a computer before reaching and downloading additional infections or complementary. Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd’s is no exception just like Trojan horse Dropper.Generic9.SLV.

Threatening Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd

As what has been said in the preceding paragraphs, win32.Agent.jkcd manages to download additional vicious items. To complete this task, Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd has to overwrite drivers especially referencing build-in security utility and data files. Such file information change would give rise to error message and cause false impression that something is missing. As a result, malfunction happens and Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd is enabled to carry on the following payload:

  1. Inject its value in startup section in Database.
  2. Modify the information and values of certain entries referencing the kernel part of the target machine.
  3. Manipulate DNS settings and take good use of tens of ports that we seldom use to connect the web sites with additional malicious objects and download them.

As a result, the so-called backdoor is brought into being and give a good chance to generate the below listed consequences:

  1. Hard disk space and CPU time are stolen by Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd as well as other brought in items.
  2. Computer would be stuck in the middle of operation.
  3. Information security would confront with danger due to the unsolicited access through backdoor.
  4. Contacts may be spammed as a result of keystroke logging or log-in credential collection by modifying browser settings and exploiting JS technique.

Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd should be removed right away for the sake of computer health as well as information security. Efficient instruction method has been offered by VilmaTech Online Support. In the event that one runs into difficulty due to deficient computer knowledge and skill, it is advisable to start a live chat for on-demand help.

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How to Remove Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd – Self Help Instruction

Complaints have been made by victims that anti-virus programs are downloaded not to help remove Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd but keep reporting it and TDSS did not remove Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd either. As what mentioned above, the Trojan dropper is new to security utilities, it can be learned that there’s no its removal thread in virus reservoir. Thus, removing Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd automatically is not the best method to safeguard computer health and information security. Therefore, manual way is high recommended.

Self Help Instruction on Removing Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd to Follow up

Step One – access Database to remove related values and keys to Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd.

  1. Use Win+R key combination to enable Run box.
  2. Put in “regedit” and hit Enter key.
  3. You’ll see Database window.
  4. Next press Ctrl+F key combination to enable another text box.
  5. Put in ‘regedit’ and press Enter key again.
  6. Scroll files to find regedit.exe under Windows.
    modify regedit under windows
  7. Right click on it to select ‘Modify’ to substitute ‘regedit.exe’ with ‘’.
  8. Then hit F3 functional key to search for “StdService” so as to delete all its values.
  9. Next search for “studnet” and “winstdup” respectively to delete all their values.
  10. Back to C:\WINDOWS\ that we just changed and change the extension back to .exe.

Step Two – show hidden files and folders to remove anything associated with Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd.

Show hidden items

Windows 8

  1. Bring Windows Explorer up from Start screen and hit View tab.
  2. Tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options to show hidden items by pressing on “OK” button.
    win8 show hidden file to remove Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd

Windows 7/XP/Vista

  1. Bring ‘Control Panel’ up from Start menu to access “user accounts and family safety”.
    user accounts and family safety
  2. Then click open ‘Folder Options’ to tap View tab.
  3. Check ‘Show hidden files and folders’ and non-tick ‘Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’.
  4. Finally press ‘OK’ button to show all hidden items.

Files to delete

  1. Open any folder to click on Search button.
    search for files to remove Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd
  2. Search for “stdup.dll”,”stdup”,”stdsver.dll” and delete them all.
  3. Next search for “stdupnet” files and delete them all.


Unexpected Situation When Removing Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd

Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd May Return
Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd owns several dissemination routines to worm in a computer. So it may return if one doesn’t take actions to enhance computer security by following good PC practice. Win32.Agent.jkcd manages to attack a computer by:

  1. Attacking bug on a web/vulnerability on a program/backdoor on a computer.
  2. Injecting vicious code in third-party programs especially freeware and shareware.
  3. Faking Adobe/ Flash update messages to gain willing download of Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd.
  4. Putting its vicious code on roguware like Windows Antivirus Suite.

Additional Item May Hinder Win32.Agent.jkcd Removal
Given the fact that the main task of Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd is to download extra nocuous components onto a target machine, the environment would become much complex when .dll file, .exe file and .dat file are related to each other. Thus failure can be anticipated after finishing the above provided self-help instruction as it is exclusively applicable to Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd.

This is why specialized computer knowledge is required during the removal procedure so that suspicious items will be removed for complete removal and Win32.Agent.jkcd will not re-emerge easily. What’s more, specialized computer knowledge is also required to prevent any mistake that would give rise to other unexpected mechanical issues like Database disorder and system dysfunctions. It is not worth causing additional problems when trying hard to remove Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jkcd.

Be noted that the above steps are recommended to be taken in order. On the occurrence of difficulty or trouble due to deficient computer knowledge, please feel free to contact VilmaTech Online Support and seek exclusive help for quick fix.

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