Trojan-Downloader.MSWord.Agent.Jk is classified as a Trojan horse that has been detected by prevalent number of AB solutions. The Trojan has various aliases. Microsoft detects it under the name TrojanDownloader:W97M/Adnel. A list of other names of the malicious threat is provided in the article. Trojan-Downloader.Msword.Agent.Jk is described as a malicious macro that can be embedded in a Microsoft Office file.
Researchers have confirmed that once executed, Microsoft Word or Excel should display a security notification to ask for permission to enable the macros. Users are warned not to enable the macros because the Trojan will be activated.
The Trojan is also detected as the following:
- ESET-NOD32 – VBA/TrojanDownloader.Agent.PY
- Avast – MO97:Downloader-TR [Trj]
- Kaspersky – Trojan-Downloader.MSWord.Agent.jk
- McAfee – W97M/Downloader.ags
Other aliases include:
→W2KM_NAMAGIF.UM, Trojan.Script.Agent.drhvbn, Troj/DocDl-MG, WM/Agent!tr, etc.
Beware that the macro employed to spread the Trojan also tries to download other malware such as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Drixed.B. Security researchers at Microsoft have reported that the Trojan is attempting to establish contact with certain URLs. Here is a short list:
The malicious macro can save the file to the following locations:
As already mentioned, the file spreads through Microsoft Excel or Word and attached to spam emails as a .xls or .doc file. If the user notices suspicious emails by unknown senders, he should not open anything.
Trojan-Downloader.MSWord.Agent.Jk Removal Options
The best way to remove the Trojan is by running a full system scan via a powerful anti-malware solution. Once installed, the program will continue to shield the system against viruses and spyware. Users are also advised to keep the AV intact so that malware infiltration is permanently avoided.
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