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
Description: 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.
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 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: Some malware camouflages itself as whAgent.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, 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.
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