- Annoying Pop-up's
When TechAgent enters your operating system, you will keep seeing a pop-up notification asking to call an IT specialist who, allegedly, can resolve PC issues. In reality, the main issue you might be having is the existence of a potentially unwanted program. According to our research, this PUP is officially represented at techagent.co, but it is unlikely that many users will use the official installer. It is far more likely that third-party installers are involved. Did you know that not all installers are considered reliable? In fact, there are plenty of malicious installers that could carry the PUP packaged with seriously harmful malware. Hopefully, that is not the case, but do not just assume that your PC is malware-free just because you cannot see dangerous infections. Instead, trust a legitimate malware scanner that was created to identify malicious infections. If other threats do not exist, you can focus on the removal of TechAgent.
Once installed, TechAgent creates two different tasks called “TechAgent Task” and “TechAgentTask.” These tasks are responsible for displaying the PUP’s notification, which you will see popping up from the bottom right corner. One of the two tasks is meant to start the PUP as soon as your PC is launched, and the other one allows showing the pop-up every 6 hours. Needless to say, this notification is not particularly aggressive or annoying, but how many times are you going to ignore it before you start thinking that maybe you should call your “Personal Technician?” Hopefully, you do not call this number at all because it is unlikely that the assistance you would get would be reliable. According to the message, you need to call “8554815344” to contact an IT specialist that can resolve network connection, software installation, and hardware issues. If you want real help, communicate with Microsoft technicians or the helpline linked to your antivirus software. Of course, such software is unlikely to exist if you are dealing with TechAgent.
After doing a little bit of research, we have found plenty of reviews by people who were contacted by the suspicious number, 8554815344, and it appears that, in some cases, it has been used to scam people. Now, we cannot confirm or deny this, which is why we cannot come to a conclusion that TechAgent is malicious; however, you definitely need to be cautious. Also, you can enter the number into the search engine to check the different users’ stories yourself. If you end up calling the number, do not act foolishly. Whether you are asked to share contact information or banking information, think about the consequences. In the worst case scenario, you could be asked purchase or download software. Even if this software is free, you should not install it unless you are 100% sure that TechAgent is not represented by schemers. If you install schemers’ software, they could take control of your operating system.
Is it an error that Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are blocking techagent.co? We do not think so. If your reputable browser warns you that the site you are trying to visit is potentially malicious or contains potentially malicious components, you should not ignore the warning. So, what are you going to do? Are you going to ignore the PUP and the suspicious pop-up message? Are you going to call the technicians and, possibly, risk your virtual security? Or are you going to delete TechAgent? If you choose the latter option, we have good news: It is very easy to get rid of this undesirable program. You do not even need experience. According to our research and tests, you can easily eliminate the PUP by uninstalling it, and no leftovers should remain active after that. Of course, a reliable malware scanner can help you figure this out.
Are you sure you need to spend your time removing TechAgent manually? If you have scanned your PC, and a number of threats have popped up, you should evaluate the situation. If you find that you can erase some threats yourself, but you will have to use an anti-malware tool to get rid of others, there is no reason to waste time. Alleviating the removal process is not the only reason why we advise installing anti-malware software. The most important reason is keeping your operating system protected at all times, which you are unlikely to be able to do yourself. If you need our advice choosing the right tool, you can write to us below.
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