The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Win32.Agent.ik" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Categories:
  • trojan
  • downloader

Description:
Win32.Agent.ik copies its files into the windows and system directory of the operating system and gets launched by an autorun ("gapp") entry on every windows start up. When the computer is infected with this trojan horse it tries to connect to the internet in order to download other trojan horses. Additionally the trojan horse creates desktop icons with names like "New Films" or "new MP3" that are linked to a malicious file located in the system directory. In order to hide its presence the trojan uses names similar to real windows filenames.
Removal Instructions:

Desktop:

Please remove the following files from your desktop.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Shortcuts named "New Films.lnk" and pointing to "<$SYSDIR>\system.exe*".
  • Shortcuts named "New MP3.lnk" and pointing to "<$SYSDIR>\system.exe*".

Start Menu:

Please remove the following items from your start menu.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Items named "New Films.lnk" and pointing to "<$SYSDIR>\system.exe*".
  • Items named "New MP3.lnk" and pointing to "<$SYSDIR>\system.exe*".

Quicklaunch area:

Please remove the following items from your start quick launch area text to the "Start" button in the taskbar at the bottom.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Quicklaunch symbols named "New Films.lnk" and pointing to "<$SYSDIR>\system.exe*".
  • Quicklaunch symbols named "New MP3.lnk" and pointing to "<$SYSDIR>\system.exe*".

Autorun:

Important: There are more autorun entries that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\virtmeddrive\Movies.lnk".
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\virtmeddrive\Music.lnk".
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\hhook.tmp".
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\config\systemprofile\Desktop\New Films.lnk".
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\config\systemprofile\Desktop\New MP3.lnk".
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\syshost.exe".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\syshost.exe".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\gdband.dll".
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\gdband.dll".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Win32.Agent.ik uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Folders:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.
  • The directory at "<$SYSDIR>\virtmeddrive".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Win32.Agent.ik uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.
  • Delete the registry key "{8B0974BE-F10B-4492-B8E3-ED23B950B034}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry value "{8B0974BE-F10B-4492-B8E3-ED23B950B034}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\".
If Win32.Agent.ik uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.