The Adware.agent.nnp is a malicious application that comes under the category of adware viruses, and use to display a number of malicious ads on the screen of your computer. This virus mostly installed on the infected PC through some unsecure game, video, or software downloads. Once it installed on any computer, it will disable the antivirus program as well as other security tools installed, and changes the windows firewall settings. Besides that, the Adware.agent.nnp also changes the DNS settings in your computer, and redirects all your searches towards certain websites. This malware has the ability to record your online activities such as your shopping passwords, credit card details, bank account details, logins, and passwords. There are some automatic removal tools are available to get rid of the Adware. agent. nnp, however, if you want to remove this malicious application manually, you have to be the expert.
Manual Removal of Adware.agent.nnp
The novice users are not advised to try this complicated manual removal method of Adware.agent.nnp, because you have to be aware about how to identify the associated registry entries and files in order to complete the manual removal procedure.
Reboot the Computer in Safe Mode
As long as your computer runs in the normal mode, you are unable to remove any associated files, or registry entries, therefore, it is important that you restart your computer, and press F8 key to see the boot option screen. Here you have to select the safe mode option to start your computer in safe mode.
End the Associated Processes
Once you start the computer in safe mode, now it is time to kill the malicious processes by using windows task manager. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to start the task manager, and click on the Processes tab. Here you can identify the associated processes of Adware.agent.nnp, and after selecting each process, you have to click on the End Process button.
Delete Associated Files
Once the running processes are stopped, you can easily find and delete the associated files. In this regard you have to use the file explorer, and look for the C:\Program Files folder to find the associated as well as infected files. Following are some of the files that you have to check:-
Remove Registry Entries
After deleting the files, you need to get rid of the malicious and corrupted registry entries. In this regard, you have to click on the Start button, select Run option, and type Regedit in the box before pressing the OK button. This will start the registry editor where you have to navigate towards following associated registry entries:-
- HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ” ”
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
After you finish deleting the above mentioned registry entries, you have to close the registry editor, and restart the computer. If the problem still exists, you have to repeat the process, and once the threat is removed completely, you have to update your antivirus program and run a complete system scan to check for the infected data.