Trojan.Agent.UX is classified as a Trojan horse that infiltrates the system and compromises its data. Trojan.Agent.UX is reported to have data-stealing capabilities. Furthermore, the targeted machine can become a part of a botnet. Some security researchers point out that Trojan.Agent.UX is associated with SpamTool.Agent.SBK. As a matter of fact, the Trojan may come packed with the latter. According to Virustotal’s report, SpamTool.Agent.SBK’s file is detected as winpuutmd.exe. If the two pieces of malicious software are working together, the cyber criminals that have employed them will be able to perform a range of fraudulent activities.
Description of Trojan.Agent.UX
It is possible that once Trojan.Agent.UX has infiltrated the system, the AV solution may not work correctly or at all. Actually, Trojan.Agent.UX may block the anti-malware program, and thus make its removal quite challenging.
The sole purpose of the creation of Trojan.Agent.UX may be to steal the user’s sensitive information, especially financial details. However, this doesn’t mean that the system will not be influenced by the presence of the Trojan. For one, it may become more vulnerable to other malware threats. It is well known that Trojans can act as backdoors. Hence, cyber criminals can have unauthorized and unlimited access to the target’s PC.
Description of SpamTool.Agent.SBK
What is more troublesome is that Trojan.Agent.UX is combined with SpamTool.Agent.SBK.
SpamTool.Agent.SBK is detected by various AV programs. Here is a list of some of its detection names given by Virustotal:
- Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
As visible, SpamTool.Agent.SBK also has backdoor capabilities. Some spam-mailbots discovered in the past, such as Spam-Mailbot.c (reported by McAfee), were discovered to employ rootkit techniques. In other words, such cyber threats could be hiding in the system and could be sending aggressive spam e-mails.
Another way to know that the system has been attacked by SpamTool.Agent.SBK is if winpuutmd.exe is located. Malware often employs .exe files to execute its malevolent operations. Moreover, legitimate .exe files can also be accumulated by malicious threats for various purposes. In such cases, scanning the system via professional anti-malware software appears to be the best solution.
Removal of Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK
Despite the fact that Trojan.Agent.UX may not be so threatening to the affected system, the user’s sensitive information is endangered. Furthermore, his machine could be included in troublesome botnet operations and could be used for various fraudulent activities.
→In case you are experiencing problems downloading an AV program, using an alternative browser is advisory since malware can disable the default one. Another thing to be tried is downloading the program on a clean computer and then installing it on the compromised one via CD or USB.
In all circumstances, a full system scan should be performed. In the future, make sure to be extra careful when opening email messages and attachments sent by unknown senders. You can also research how to stop spam domains according to the options provided by your email service.
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