Troj/Agent-WXL is a Trojan that’s distributed by recent spam e-mail campaigns that pretend to be sent by the LinkedIn professional networking site. Spam messages that propagate Troj/Agent-WXL are identifiable by their hostile but vague messages, which purport to include attached pictures (of a presumably risque or compromising nature), and their usage of a ‘You pig!’ subject header. If you delete Troj/Agent-WXL spam habitually, you shouldn’t be in significant danger of having your PC infected by Troj/Agent-WXL, which bears some of the hallmark traits of a backdoor Trojan. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers suggest disinfecting your PC immediately if you’ve had contact with file attachments from e-mail messages that resemble the above description, since Troj/Agent-WXL may allow criminals to access your PC remotely, install other PC threats or change your system settings in negative ways.
Troj/Agent-WXL’s Ironically Spam-Based Accusations of Porcine Dispositions
Troj/Agent-WXL may be encountered in other fashions, but its top propagation strategy of the moment is to distribute itself by way of e-mail spam. These messages imply that the reader has been caught with photographic evidence of illicit deeds and warn that the attached pictures will be sent to your spouse in the event of a lack of response. The attached file isn’t a collection of pictures, but a malicious .zip file (that’s identified as Troj/BredoZp-KP) that includes Troj/Agent-WXL.Anti-malware programs, especially those that are using updated databases (Troj/Agent-WXL was identified in early June of this year) should be able to protect your computer from these PC threats even if you attempt to download them by mistake.
While Troj/Agent-WXL’s e-mail may accuse its victims of being swine, Troj/Agent-WXL is guilty of some fairly predatory practices of its own. Some symptoms that SpywareRemove.com malware research team has linked to Troj/Agent-WXL infections include:
- Concealing files with semi-random file names in the Application Data folder.
- Using Windows components (such as cmd.exe) to hide its attacks, similar to Troj/Bredo-ZT, Troj/JSRedir-HT or Troj/Yolped-A.
- Modifying Internet settings without your consent.
- Launching itself automatically with Windows.
- Making contact with multiple IP addresses, potentially to receive further instructions or download malicious files for later installation.
Proving Better Than Troj/Agent-WXL’s Accusations of Witless Consumption
Troj/Agent-WXL is unlikely to show symptoms of its efforts, but SpywareRemove.com malware experts still recommend that you treat Troj/Agent-WXL as a potentially high-level threat to your PC. To prevent the unnecessary deletion of perfectly innocent system files, they also recommend using anti-malware software to identify and remove any Troj/Agent-WXL infection, as well as related PC threats that Troj/Agent-WXL may have installed without your permission.
Modifications to the Registry that are made by Troj/Agent-WXL, if not also removed, may continue to make your PC vulnerable to other attacks. If your anti-malware software is unable to revert these changes, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you restore your Registry from a backup or perform an OS repair from a clean CD.
Troj/Agent-WXL Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
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File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
Posted: July 6, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 8/10
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