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How do I remove agkn.com from my desktop and laptop?

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Best answer by Caos 1 April 2019, 09:14

Virusdesk says about the url:



Hello,



No malicious software was found. This URL is used only for Market Share Stats & Traffic Ranking.



Best regards, Malware Analyst




The problem is not the url:



D.agkn.com is a legitimate advertising service that website publishers use to generate revenue on their sites. Unfortunately, there are some adware programs that are injecting these ads onto web sites

you visit without the permission of the publisher in order to generate revenue.



This D.agkn.com redirect is usually caused by adware installed on your computer. These adware programs are bundled with other free software that you download off of the Internet. Unfortunately, some free

downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed and you may find that you have installed adware without your knowledge.

Once this malicious program is installed, whenever you will browse the Internet, unwanted advertisements will pop-up on web pages that you visit. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of

additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the adware publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.




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Userlevel 7
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How do I remove d.agkn.com from my desktop and laptop?
Hello CJA,
Have you had any success removing d.agkn.com from your desktop and laptop?
Do let us know please?
Thanks!
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Virusdesk says about the url:

Hello,

No malicious software was found. This URL is used only for Market Share Stats & Traffic Ranking.

Best regards, Malware Analyst


The problem is not the url:

D.agkn.com is a legitimate advertising service that website publishers use to generate revenue on their sites. Unfortunately, there are some adware programs that are injecting these ads onto web sites
you visit without the permission of the publisher in order to generate revenue.

This D.agkn.com redirect is usually caused by adware installed on your computer. These adware programs are bundled with other free software that you download off of the Internet. Unfortunately, some free
downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed and you may find that you have installed adware without your knowledge.
Once this malicious program is installed, whenever you will browse the Internet, unwanted advertisements will pop-up on web pages that you visit. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of
additional questionable content including web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products, all so the adware publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.


Regards
Userlevel 7
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Hello Caos,
Ok, so KSN (Virus Desk ?) declares d.agkn.com safe and the other site declares d.agkn.com unsafe. That's the issue.
Thanks!



Not. Virusdesk says:
Hello,

The URL is currently not available.If you have a local copy of the suspicious file, please send it in an archive with the password 'infected' (without quotes).Thank you for your help.

Best regards, Malware Analyst
Userlevel 7
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Hello Caos,
Ok, so KSN (Virus Desk ?) declares d.agkn.com safe and the other site declares d.agkn.com unsafe. That's the issue.
Thanks!


Userlevel 7
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Hello Caos,
Not sure if you last post was for me.
I scanned d.agkn.com from CGA's post with KNS & Virus Total


Hi FLOOD,

Only post the answer of Virusdesk about the reported url.

Regards
Userlevel 7
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Hello Caos,
Not sure if you last post was for me.
I scanned d.agkn.com from CGA's post with KNS & Virus Total
Userlevel 7
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Also:

Hello,

The URL is currently not available.
If you have a local copy of the suspicious file, please send it in an archive with the password 'infected' (without quotes).
Thank you for your help.

Best regards, Malware Analyst


Regards
Userlevel 7
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Kaspersky sometimes is very "weak" with "legit" adware/PUP/PUA (Potentially Unwanted Programmes/Applications) if They have a "legit" digital signature and the user allow the installation...
Userlevel 7
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Hello Harlan,
As d.agkn.com is known adware, why do you think KSN would declare it safe?
Curious?
Userlevel 7
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Also, this is a known adware, I would follow @richbuff steps to delete this kind of threats:
Kaspersky Settings > Additional > Threats and exclusions > Detection types > enable Detect Other Software.

and do a databases update > reboot, then do a scan.

Clear the contents of your Temp folder, instructions: http://support.kaspersky.com/1161 and then reboot.

After that, uninstall any recently installed junk > reboot.

After that, uninstall any and all junk toolbars > reboot.

Uninstall/disable any and all junk browser add-ons and extensions and plugins in all of your browsers.

Remove the junk argument from the target field of the browser shortcut properties.

Remove any and all junk search providers in all of your browsers.

Then if need be, change your home page, in all of your browsers.

How to clean up your browsers: http://support.kaspersky.com/us/viruses/solutions/10319If you are using a router, reset the router, change the router password to a strong password, enter the correct information according to your internet providers instructions, then clear browser cache and cookies, reboot.

Any better after that?
Userlevel 7
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Hello CJA,

As well as the Shield advice:

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/domain/d.agkn.com/summary
10+ detected URLs under this domain

KSN, on the other hand:
https://virusdesk.kaspersky.com/?utm_source=my.kaspersky.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=My_Kaspersky&utm_content=welcome_page#scanresults

The link d.agkn.com is safe.

The link d.agkn.com is safe according to the reputation data of Kaspersky VirusDesk.

Definitely contact Kaspersky.
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Welcome to the new Kaspersky Community.

If you start the scan, Kaspersky does not detect it?
If not, please scan new undetected files at https://virusdesk.kaspersky.com/ and then click the button "Submit for analysis" to send the file to Antivirus Lab.