How to remove JS Agent EDB (trj)

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JS Agent EDB trj


JS Agent EDB is a Trojan that probably infected the system with your help, but  without your permission. Suchlike virus can cause errors on your machine, and we imperatively recommend you to eliminate it immediately after reading this guide. The fastest way to stop the Trojan infection is to understand how to recognize viruses. In the very beginning, we should explain you what Trojans are. Trojan viruses are the separate type of viruses that is known for stealthiness and usability, but is unable to penetrate victim's computer alone. Viruses are not the same thing as Trojans, since viruses are able to act independently, and Trojans need to be supported and directed. Trojans depend on people entirely, at all times of their "life". The original host of newborn Trojan is its developer who grants it a form of a decent tool and uploads it on homely file-sharing website. Since then, the Trojan waits until a credulous customer will download it and become a host. Another crucial Trojan attribute is that they commonly are being distributed through bundled installation, which means that they penetrate the laptop in one package with several other programs.


Despite many bounds in the ways of distribution, Trojans are highly efficient after they penetrate the PC. Trojans are the largest sort of viruses, and might include your device in a criminal fraud, scrounge your passwords or call many problems with the computer. Here is a complete list of average ways for using Trojans:


  • The less popular method of using Trojans is to create botnets. Botnet is a network of thousands or at least hundreds of systems, or any other "smart" devices, through which scammers can perform their illegal schemes. With help of suchlike webs, they make attacks on big web pages, distribute tons of dangerous e-mails and apply their calculating potential for other purposes, like mining of crypto-currency.
  • Trojans, due to their invisibility, are the incredible tools for spying on ordinary customers. Trojan can live in infected device for a long time, collecting data about its owner, visited sites, passwords, accounts and, possibly, even any text entered from keyboard.

All these manners of Trojan usage can be carried out solely or at the same time. In addition to the written in the previous paragraphs main goals, which at first-hand give profit to fraudsters, Trojans have multiple side effects: they use the CPU the resources of your workstation, choke the system with undesired software and interfere to exploit the PC for its original function. Being aware of this, you will abide our advice and remove JS Agent EDB finally.


Removal instruction

Step 1. Boot the system into safe mode

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter

Safe mode. Step 1


  • Select Boot tab

Safe mode. Step 2



  • Select Safe boot and press Ok

More information about Safe mode: What is Safe Mode and how to boot computer in Safe Mode


Step 2. Show all hidden files and folders

  • Press Start
  • Click on Control Panel

Show hidden files. Step 1


  • Select Appearance and Personalization

Show hidden files. Step 2


  • Click on Folder Options
  • Select View tab
  • Select Show hidden files, folders and drives

Show hidden files. Step 3


  • Press Ok


Step 3. Remove virus files


Check next folders to find suspicious files:

  • %TEMP%
  • %ProgramData%


Step 4. Fix hosts file

  • Go to %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\ folder



  • Open hosts file using Notepad or other text editor
  • Delete suspicious elements
  • Basic hosts file looks like this:



Step 5. Clean registry (for experienced users)

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Clean startup registry keys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Step 6. Scan computer with antivirus


We give you a plain and fast way to eliminate JS Agent EDB with help of Spyhunter antiviral tool. This program can clear the computer of any installed viruses on it, but simultaneously defend it from further suchlike troubles. Spyhunter works in fully independent mode, and for removal you will simply have to buy Spyhunter, set it up and begin the scanning and removal processes. We consider this technique of uninstalling to be a priority, because it is difficult for a common user to find the dangerous files. By eliminating the important file, you can easily affect the system, and provoke its critical fault. If you doubt the utility of Spyhunter, you can check it yourself by installing a test version with limited capabilities.


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Step 7. Remove virus from browser's settings

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari


Step 8. Disable Safe Mode and restart computer

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab
  • Remove the check near Safe boot


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