virus information Win32.Agent.xjl

Posted on 2009-02-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
one of my users got this virus last night, my anti-virus told me about it but couldn't fix it. (its old)
I wanted to know more about this virus since this seems to be the second time someone got it.

I want to know how they are getting it,  What does it specifically do and so on.

I know it renders the users profile inoperable, and if I went into the folder where the virus was it would close that folder and then I was locked out of basically all folders saying I didn't have permission, until I rebooted.  Even from across the network I couldn't delete the file.  Only in safe mode could I delte the file and then run a virus scan to fix the rest of it.

Thank you
Question by:codeyello
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    Accepted Solution

    Its being listed as a trojan dropper/downloader.

    They usually sit around calling in re-inforcements. meaning, the downloaders are used to install other malware.

    No way of telling how they got it.

    to stave off more attacks -

    Use an account in limited mode to do general stuff like surfing the web etc.

    Have a real time scanner running to prevent attacks.

    Stay away from sites with "Free full version software" in the

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    For some reason it dropped an svchost.exe file in documents and settings\%username%\ folder.
    We are currently looking into a newer virus software.
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