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.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK
Step 2: Uninstall Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK will be removed.
Eliminate Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Trojan.Agent.UX and SpamTool.Agent.SBK from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".