Adware.Agent

Short bio

Adware.Agent is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for adware that has the sole intention to show advertisements on the affected system. The detection name can also be used for the adware components of bundlers.

Symptoms

Affected systems exhibit the following behavior:

  • Showing advertisments not related to or originating from any of the sites they are visiting

Protection

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.Agent with its real-time protection module.

adware agent block

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Agent without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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