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File: agent.dat

Location of agent.dat and Associated Malware

Check whether agent.dat is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific agent.dat file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\agent.dat

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific agent.dat file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\agent.dat

If you find agent.dat file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The agent.dat file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of agent.dat File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
7316480826AC4B7A0E8AF3D22B700EE74ADF010Jan 17, 2017
7118336CCFEFF4D54B29B0FAC37CFF7F1A7CB46Jan 17, 2017
7316480C3C21B8CDE1E7B82EFA4C612F43DDF14Jan 17, 2017
95452164E1CDAD6DE4B0DD63DB7CB5AA4E9FDE0Jan 18, 2017
7316480BD7F2BDC1098F825AC4F59143E9ADD7FJan 19, 2017
7310848E8010D3291AE629B817DC89394B52EA1Jan 23, 2017
7316480BBE7C27FCCFA56A91818ED0F1571952EJan 29, 2017
795136098F73AFFA7A73A26E22350B9C2C6B05AJan 29, 2017
65049606674247CA71A9E6E44F43234AE88660AJan 30, 2017
73164800E57566D9DD087AC7A9E76E6786FAF4EJan 30, 2017
9545216C809DDF5379F7CE7229C0A1E20228DB2Jan 31, 2017
7316480156F4D79983779F91A426E332EFE2DACJan 31, 2017
7316480697906377D15FE1632FC3D3F564A54C5Jan 31, 2017
73164803EC962534FAC1CB7C04ADBD216D1EC46Jan 31, 2017
73164807DD26AB729AA80886D79C254A585D852Jan 31, 2017
731648087FC328DC7F607589E1B75AF305987E3Jan 31, 2017
7316480DA526DA6A1939623A89F2CBE47DCBFA2Jan 31, 2017
7316480DDE3F4C59405F3F3D916D21786B9B9B4Jan 31, 2017
7316480F46E72ACF5862E1F0D4F876A1BDF6021Feb 1, 2017
731648028DC9B64F7F3899403F8C40E3075F327Feb 1, 2017
72995842D1415289A996B200B4EA9D3397543ACFeb 2, 2017
7316480F8DDDF5DD91F44EE9222A59807BA2A7CFeb 2, 2017
73164809D07F712DBD885459A7A37048F3B6805Feb 3, 2017
731648003AB1C018A85DEB31E56D41974A20E76Feb 3, 2017
70855688F9016931CDE9AB6BF59AFB218CA3389Feb 3, 2017
73164800BBF1EA77A6DCA06D730C3F97423A856Feb 5, 2017
6859776336C9333D17DC63E13A5B028BA95891AFeb 6, 2017
7118336F38009DC07078FB524B91349E2F861A4Feb 6, 2017
731648069D1E6B91F7D9288CF31BD70DB9BEC3DFeb 6, 2017
7316480E867B00DDD5CA870D9473BBCA7B8EBD3Feb 6, 2017
73164800CC14EFCAC8992E9B30C5C9E7EF5EFA2Feb 6, 2017
73164802AADA8110ED36F92EF1A1C6DEC899861Feb 8, 2017
7316480042963D97744CA1BD5E9F35198E8111AFeb 12, 2017
73164807C636FB44DE36B21C13940949C2C498BFeb 12, 2017
731648059030C33A3DC199C9A387687FF702885Feb 14, 2017
7319040016B1EC2B176CD2B88A7D50A7B811C88Feb 14, 2017
6867968EDFE16844FDE00D0CF8A6D63BDE7B9F8Feb 15, 2017
7319040F15CC547046F10BF4CEFDEAFC4FBEA52Feb 16, 2017
7319040735776C4398392B5532283D894965581Feb 16, 2017
7101952680AF4B2CD9F67932CFBD98DBDACA3A6Feb 17, 2017
7299584E79C879338FBB1410626D30E92F80E10Feb 21, 2017
73190404AA775F4D1C30E5293B02590E0FDE3D2Feb 21, 2017
7319040BBF45F2F36EC62B21FD1AA2FC545FE1AFeb 23, 2017
7291904F61BAB8715F8CC983DDEAE7DE889D07BFeb 23, 2017
7118336B0381954E1041EDFE96D9D38EF3309CDFeb 23, 2017
7291904054DE94E03FC8E45E91137FFE12DE5FCFeb 23, 2017
7085568E9B0F542BF2B5EE45F331FCBF837CCAEFeb 24, 2017
7291904F4DB91E84A00FF218612DD38D34EFFAAFeb 25, 2017
711731297F18B12AA0BED007FF62BCFF7E388AAFeb 26, 2017
803788875691C022A63F9C007C4A8E094DB0C71Feb 27, 2017
731648071EE946DD4E0DAD371F752DA9812D36CFeb 27, 2017
729190492326EB95B6BBC7E15AF369B282DC30FFeb 27, 2017
7291904129B75DE7065CCC62826E172C106BFC3Mar 6, 2017
6494208558CC1A5061E3B5CE0776C0E78CDFA59Mar 6, 2017
73164809D6F7926271D43D954DB04230E3221D3Mar 13, 2017
728883295E72E0BDC24827B26344EDF37377D07Mar 13, 2017
73164805C91253C26B4BCD3DB823F8CB82E69A3Mar 13, 2017
731904026C63041F86D9EF4476B12E790A032AEMar 13, 2017
729190445392F62D36824856CFDE7029DA2947DMar 15, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove agent.dat^

  1. To enable deleting the agent.dat file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select agent.dat and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of agent.dat and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of agent.dat and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of agent.dat will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of agent.dat will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a agent.dat malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type agent.dat. The name of the first found registry value referencing agent.dat is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to agent.dat, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of agent.dat and Associated Malware.