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How to remove the whAgent virus

Most antivirus programs identify whAgent.exe as malware, e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as ADWARE_WEBHANCER or Adware_webHancer, and Microsoft identifies it as Spyware:Win32/WebHancer.A.
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WhAgent.exe file information

The process known as webHancer Customer Companion belongs to software webHancer Customer Companion or webHancer Survey Companion by webHancer (www.webhancer.com).

Description: WhAgent.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. whAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" - normally C:\Program Files\webHancer\Programs\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 229,376 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 565,248 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/whagent.exe.html 
It is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If problems with webHancer Customer Companion or webHancer Survey Companion occur, you can also remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify whAgent.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "WebHancer Agent" definitely not required. System Tray application that starts up Webhancer software. Software that optimizes your web browser and is also advertising spyware that you can find out about here

Important: You should check the whAgent.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

er ist verdammt fiis! ich habe 1ne datei von WebHancer gelöscht und jetzt funktionierts wieder einigermassen.

Summary: Average user rating of whAgent.exe: based on 7 votes with 2 user comments.
7 users think whAgent.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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