Remove Not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahgx Virus (Removal Guide) Unwanted Programs

not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahgx is a heuristic detection designed to generically detect a Potentially Unwanted Program. A potentially unwanted application is a program that contains adware, installs toolbars or has other unclear objectives.

When infected with not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahgx the common symptoms include:
  • Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
  • Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
  • Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
  • Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge.
  • Changing the web browser’s default home page
  • Changing the browser’s search provider and built-in search box
Files reported as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahgx may not necessarily be malicious. Should you be uncertain as to whether a file has been reported correctly, you can submit the affected file to to be scanned with multiple antivirus engines.

How to remove not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahgx Adware (Virus Removal Guide)

This malware removal guide may appear overwhelming due to the amount of the steps and numerous programs that are being used. We have only written it this way to provide clear, detailed, and easy to understand instructions that anyone can use to remove malware for free.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.

To remove not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahgx adware, follow these steps:

STEP 1: Reset your browser to default settings
If you are still experiencing issues with the not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahgx adware from Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome, we will need to reset your browser to its default settings.
This step should be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.

Google Chrome
         Google Chrome has an option that will reset itself to its default settings. You might need to do this if apps or extensions you installed changed your settings without your knowledge. Your saved bookmarks and passwords won’t be cleared or changed. 
On your computer, open Google Chrome.

At the top right, click “More” (represented by the three dots) and then “Settings

At the bottom, click “Show advanced settings”.

Under the section “Reset settings”, click Reset settings.

In the box that appears, click Reset.

Internet Explorer 
      You can reset Internet Explorer settings to return them to the state they were in when Internet Explorer was first installed on your PC.
Open Internet Explorer, click on the “gear icon” in the upper right part of your browser, then click again on Internet Options.

In the “Internet Options” dialog box, click on the “Advanced” tab, then click on the “Reset” button.

In the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” section, select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.

When Internet Explorer has completed its task, click on the “Close” button in the confirmation dialogue box. You will now  need to close your browser, and then you can open Internet Explorer again.

Mozilla Firefox

        If you’re having problems with Firefox, resetting it can help. The reset feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill information, browsing history and open tabs.

In the upper-right corner of the Firefox window, click the Firefox menu button, then click on the “Help” [Image: Firefox Help button] button.

From the Help menu, choose Troubleshooting Information.

If you’re unable to access the Help menu, type аbout:support in your address bar to bring up the Troubleshooting information page.

Click the “Refresh Firefox” button in the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page.

To continue, click on the “Refresh Firefox” button in the new confirmation window that opens.

Firefox will close itself and will revert to its default settings. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click on the “Finish“.

Your old Firefox profile will be placed on your desktop in a folder named “Old Firefox Data“. If the reset didn’t fix your problem you can restore some of the information not saved by copying files to the new profile that was created. If you don’t need this folder any longer, you should delete it as it contains sensitive information.

News article is edited by: yakura - 5-04-2018, 17:19

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Darla Murray
Darla Murray 18 September 2019 10:11
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