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 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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