How to Avoid a Win32 Agent
So you now what a Win32 Agent is, how it works, and how to remove it, but the important question here is how to manage to avoid getting this version of a Trojan horse in the first place.
The most important thing to avoiding this strain is to make sure that your operating system and that of your antivirus program are both updated. Updates are usually done on a daily, weekly, or monthly cycle, done to address any new malicious threats that can be found on the Internet. With an updated system and antivirus, there's a higher chance that any change in programs on your computer will be detected or even stopped.
Another thing is to be careful on where you go and what links you click on the Internet. Hackers and thieves are becoming much more savvy in regards to tricking users into believing that what they are seeing, such as an email supposedly coming from their bank, is real. If links, websites, or email appear to be suspicious, avoid them; if you receive an email from your bank, for instance, stating they need your information, open a separate browser window and go directly to the website or give the bank a call.
A good majority of companies that register users or send out emails for their clients and customers will never ask for personal information through email correspondence. Knowing all about a Win32 agent - what it is, how it works, how to remove it, and how to avoid it - goes a long way in making sure that your computer and your information stays safe.