Backdoor.Agent.PGen

Short bio

Backdoor.Agent.PGen is a generic detection for backdoors using specific Windows registry keys.

Symptoms

Backdoor.Agent.PGen use the following specific registry keys to gain persistence:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run

or

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Backdoor.Agent.PGen by using real-time protection.

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Remediation

Malwarebytes can remove Backdoor.Agent.PGen without further user interaction. It is recommended to do a full system scan since this backdoor may have been used to install more malware on the system.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

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