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File: agent.dat

Location of agent.dat and Associated Malware

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

agent.dat file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • [%SYSTEMX86%]\Config\Systemprofile\AppData\Local\agent.dat

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\agent.dat
  • C:\Windows\System32\Config\SystemProfile\Application Data\agent.dat
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\agent.dat
  • C:\Windows\System32\Config\SystemProfile\Local Settings\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
  • C:\Windows\System32\Config\SystemProfile\AppData\Roaming\agent.dat
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\agent.dat
  • C:\Windows\System32\Config\SystemProfile\AppData\Local\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.

Notes:

Different Variations of agent.dat File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
7316480C3C21B8CDE1E7B82EFA4C612F43DDF14Jan 17, 2017
7316480826AC4B7A0E8AF3D22B700EE74ADF010Jan 17, 2017
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95452164E1CDAD6DE4B0DD63DB7CB5AA4E9FDE0Jan 18, 2017
7316480BD7F2BDC1098F825AC4F59143E9ADD7FJan 19, 2017
7310848E8010D3291AE629B817DC89394B52EA1Jan 23, 2017
795136098F73AFFA7A73A26E22350B9C2C6B05AJan 29, 2017
7316480BBE7C27FCCFA56A91818ED0F1571952EJan 29, 2017
73164800E57566D9DD087AC7A9E76E6786FAF4EJan 30, 2017
73164807DD26AB729AA80886D79C254A585D852Jan 31, 2017
731648087FC328DC7F607589E1B75AF305987E3Jan 31, 2017
7316480DA526DA6A1939623A89F2CBE47DCBFA2Jan 31, 2017
7316480DDE3F4C59405F3F3D916D21786B9B9B4Jan 31, 2017
9545216C809DDF5379F7CE7229C0A1E20228DB2Jan 31, 2017
7316480156F4D79983779F91A426E332EFE2DACJan 31, 2017
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73164803EC962534FAC1CB7C04ADBD216D1EC46Jan 31, 2017
731648028DC9B64F7F3899403F8C40E3075F327Feb 1, 2017
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72995842D1415289A996B200B4EA9D3397543ACFeb 2, 2017
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731648069D1E6B91F7D9288CF31BD70DB9BEC3DFeb 6, 2017
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73164800CC14EFCAC8992E9B30C5C9E7EF5EFA2Feb 6, 2017
7118336F38009DC07078FB524B91349E2F861A4Feb 6, 2017
73164802AADA8110ED36F92EF1A1C6DEC899861Feb 8, 2017
73164807C636FB44DE36B21C13940949C2C498BFeb 12, 2017
7316480042963D97744CA1BD5E9F35198E8111AFeb 12, 2017
7319040016B1EC2B176CD2B88A7D50A7B811C88Feb 14, 2017
731648059030C33A3DC199C9A387687FF702885Feb 14, 2017
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7319040F15CC547046F10BF4CEFDEAFC4FBEA52Feb 16, 2017
73190404AA775F4D1C30E5293B02590E0FDE3D2Feb 21, 2017
7299584E79C879338FBB1410626D30E92F80E10Feb 21, 2017
7118336B0381954E1041EDFE96D9D38EF3309CDFeb 23, 2017
7291904054DE94E03FC8E45E91137FFE12DE5FCFeb 23, 2017
7319040BBF45F2F36EC62B21FD1AA2FC545FE1AFeb 23, 2017
7291904F61BAB8715F8CC983DDEAE7DE889D07BFeb 23, 2017
7085568E9B0F542BF2B5EE45F331FCBF837CCAEFeb 24, 2017
7291904F4DB91E84A00FF218612DD38D34EFFAAFeb 25, 2017
711731297F18B12AA0BED007FF62BCFF7E388AAFeb 26, 2017
731648071EE946DD4E0DAD371F752DA9812D36CFeb 27, 2017
729190492326EB95B6BBC7E15AF369B282DC30FFeb 27, 2017
803788875691C022A63F9C007C4A8E094DB0C71Feb 27, 2017
7291904129B75DE7065CCC62826E172C106BFC3Mar 6, 2017
731904026C63041F86D9EF4476B12E790A032AEMar 13, 2017
73164809D6F7926271D43D954DB04230E3221D3Mar 13, 2017
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9545216FD5D38EE6FF4526D17E443A274B352CFMar 18, 2017
711833631B88FBB1A3B77C73B41EC891590B658Mar 21, 2017
7298560B65581193276AE7A3CB1FF8CF760CC84Mar 21, 2017
7310848809ABE1277E9223676E203817E6C2DE4Mar 21, 2017
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712960023249388FD6C116792C1C4C9F70B93CDMar 24, 2017
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7298560F72FD6A46316AD5903CAA088C2798C9AMar 25, 2017
731289653D84ACD1ACA026890D1ADDAEB09DC9FMar 25, 2017
7298560F0E9E05E3A07EB31F2440D9225D23662Mar 26, 2017
7129600E51198254FA06355F3FFB02772EAB04EMar 28, 2017
7298560311AA91CC8374A087FAD86E70B79E4EFMar 28, 2017
729856007A8B3DE85EFF69E99E8FA4EDC3907FEMar 28, 2017
7102976069883B979FE69CA2B6DD7B412FC2CFBMar 28, 2017
7118336CE2A0FBD4186F8F1A995CAFD726D507DMar 29, 2017
729856004ACC574A6DE938EF7F90A83FCB5DB5CMar 29, 2017
71029765CADD1BDC0047D2B7F1A84B21F5DB7CEMar 29, 2017
7319040861CAFC08C8CE015C2258DE386BA1F99Mar 29, 2017
7298560BD10833F13A3684D5946A196C3AA8F1BMar 30, 2017
7288832E442C25463FC2F96FF6F33D20064A01EMar 30, 2017
7085568D84DB182292B601A9EF17ACD31536DADMar 30, 2017
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681472003F8BAE30AECE884BB79F67930E36987Mar 30, 2017
7288832B9B07B64E2BEC875A8351ABC05C2B355Apr 1, 2017
72985602478C1D2C0AC6130024604EEFA2B7EC8Apr 1, 2017
7298560DEF333EFB9DA204E742715C9996A392EApr 1, 2017
7298560351E174EDAF4CA9003724F0F9363AC10Apr 2, 2017
7298560A7BE6022EAE8CC06211B64D3F39D80C0Apr 2, 2017
73164805C91253C26B4BCD3DB823F8CB82E69A3Apr 3, 2017
729856015459F40F57605268E6FE03CABBA83EAApr 3, 2017
728883204202478396B1D45C3876CC5E9399C4EApr 3, 2017
7298560DC0899E4C703A6472CE6729D5C3C7600Apr 4, 2017
72985600A5637D7FA1C4B92768034036BDE329CApr 4, 2017
729856062658E1D44F79B979AC4B1F02DF8B595Apr 4, 2017
72985603035C14744D4EB7F9E5BCDAA65C1B8E3Apr 5, 2017
729856082CCAF7B16DBFED3BA95F10C1265C070Apr 5, 2017
72985609BC8262BFAB5686A4B5770CC92517CAAApr 5, 2017
72919040B5521265A6F4B15CFB9F9BAB17A1607Apr 5, 2017
7303680D2912EAE5064CEE4BB1758F71EA68FDFApr 6, 2017
7303680036340E605E6819F3EBB803E36E5DCCFApr 10, 2017
72985609410DFCBAA2FFF55AB9D9CBA8B928B18Apr 10, 2017
7117312165B2D71765D34CB9C14A95FD43E6FA2Apr 11, 2017
7303680264F0C9DB316620AFFC26FAC7AA8A70EApr 12, 2017
728883282B5A599CF68FE4C9D9210A100C6A289Apr 13, 2017
7303680E3CA0B974E395D3B03F8E7AFB55D942BApr 13, 2017
7298560B99D55D394628335864BC02B20E2A89EApr 14, 2017
7303680F447AF13252AF8150ED77D3CA230AD95Apr 14, 2017
7298560355045130A43E15B84E1A34843CB19E1Apr 16, 2017
7951360BECF10915F08D2B98D1FF31085FBE371Apr 16, 2017
6818304023AD455771C09C52BC010399EE23637Apr 16, 2017
72985608ACA163DFD0E969DF8F518BBDFF215AFApr 18, 2017
7299584A025F554F554DCEEA3490E37C2740884Apr 20, 2017
73190407B6C3224D3CB6E5FCA2F9A03AFD7DAE0Apr 21, 2017
73036808E8219BA91C6A66BF1D5737AEC772355Apr 21, 2017
728883243562544389815A1C42926DB33D57355Apr 21, 2017
7129600D05679F01C1C5D977DFFAEB3C745EBB0Apr 22, 2017
72985609E92709CA7505D2B74D1A76F8BAE2DCBApr 22, 2017
728678433A33524F16E4D90FF311912B4A56E21Apr 24, 2017
728883284146B48B0609430A359208B9DD362D6Apr 24, 2017
7950848DF317107C9216648B1E58AB7312EBB8CApr 26, 2017
7298560C41F321870F406E08BCE8E8DDF406DF2Apr 26, 2017
7298560EA05A2B6D50EA24881FAAF696E820A17Apr 27, 2017
72903683D1F9868E940B0F11229852DC5C1E88DApr 30, 2017
7085568176A09800CFC84C5ECE90758B1775C5DApr 30, 2017
72995847941E817C1BAC4FD06D04721E172E4ACApr 30, 2017
72903687A1A0631234F15C8C21A5309152D9F2DMay 1, 2017
72867841CBE0B71E21CFFD0134B40911B7A4BCBMay 4, 2017
7117312381A4C3AD69049B62103EA74C91CCAC0May 5, 2017
712960073E64ED6D2788336781C02A5C5C08890May 6, 2017
7316480B1915A9B448F4725D1FA7ADF22A11EAEMay 7, 2017
7767040A68A32799BF6101326CE592A6A4521D1May 7, 2017
68674565E5839DF35452FDD5CA64929CEFD934AMay 7, 2017
7288832518A2184BF2DCAD5503A39A4BB505394May 8, 2017
7176704BCAE175FF07E5423DC9D359D1BDDDE95May 9, 2017
7129600E237D9B6BFD666AACD022D941AD2DC82May 9, 2017
7176704BCB11283A9D021ECEFCFFD9BD716D24EMay 10, 2017
7303680A87AD6EC1415D35EF41F4B788AC77C7AMay 10, 2017
728883260B7760C011B117B65F67F62F3BA6165May 11, 2017
72985604202D302CF631BA016ED23A7AA21A9E0May 12, 2017
7118336E86D2BAB3E21BFE3865662316608CCD2May 12, 2017
65049606674247CA71A9E6E44F43234AE88660AMay 16, 2017
6870016FFFD98076FAE566F5D703F100D2B3D9BMay 16, 2017
71767045ECA3F56187590916B05FEA34C10041EMay 17, 2017
720332881D7985CF91CC3E2562EA82ACC30502CMay 19, 2017
7118336093BF8D86322E168C45328DB3474A998May 20, 2017
73164800F4F8F8643E0B553C1E4D64FBD121AD2May 20, 2017
73108482A4A56A191F04F24DD8984C8A1C48235May 22, 2017
729190498E8D206408FC0216903D7EA2189485FMay 23, 2017
729036895480D0714572B73F2C54D4990137778Sep 16, 2018
7203328902540CC8BA47A5C6D9489F1AE8547F3May 23, 2017
7298560A6445A1F82945E99FCA4E5C6F011F8E8May 25, 2017
7767040D6D02847785E31F420E5F32A86C5BCF3May 25, 2017
6859776336C9333D17DC63E13A5B028BA95891AMay 30, 2017
73036800F825F63DFD0326F35550C8998AF8472May 31, 2017
731648021356B4FE4B772FF43EE176F90513161Jun 2, 2017
7118336C4FF9715C34BC50B58F1A81DD57AB220Jun 2, 2017
7117312347E938313F05B3F05FC0133BF2DD8B7Jun 3, 2017
72888323B17ADA7F88B947E7CF9E9239BE7A43DJun 5, 2017
6867968EDFE16844FDE00D0CF8A6D63BDE7B9F8Jun 6, 2017
710297689A8F3877EF4D7299F36D09C90FFB6D6Jun 7, 2017
7298560903EEA4F376EE9E681902D5948EE1821Jun 9, 2017
731904023A5A76AFEDA280D43C6404936077F98Jun 11, 2017
7299584580FC7E359C2BC9DCA01B55EFF1798A3Jun 14, 2017
7101952680AF4B2CD9F67932CFBD98DBDACA3A6Jun 16, 2017
7319040CE15A065CCB877257295D17851664762Jun 17, 2017
72888322F048C1CE90A60D3553CAEDDA1839871Jun 19, 2017
72985603515AA5651F6630907EC5C1C2DCBE1A3Jun 22, 2017
6494208558CC1A5061E3B5CE0776C0E78CDFA59Jun 22, 2017
73164807717D531324039EB96E41125155AABCCJun 25, 2017
7303680AF14081722B299A33C47AEFF3E464C4EJun 26, 2017
7307264CF19A880BB79C8CDD53728AF00B90998Jun 27, 2017
730726433D6BB048A517319036577583377F483Jun 27, 2017
730624088498F393A6C9B46613649A24BE3C9CAJun 27, 2017
731648066E68B79773B4A9EA5F6FD3C0062B171Aug 13, 2017
78003202763A1874179A8593BB32594808A1B75Nov 2, 2018

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.