2xtesla.cc Scam

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2xtesla.cc is a Trojan virus that is mainly distributed via misleading links sent to users through spam emails. Once 2xtesla.cc gains access to the computer, it hijacks some of its system processes to avoid detection and then carries out its harmful tasks, undisturbed.


The 2xtesla.cc website, allegedly owned by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, is a scam. The purpose of this fake website, created by scammers, is to trick potential victims into sending them cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, DOGE and Ethereum for a chance to win $1,000,000. We need to think soberly and knowing that there is no free lunch in this harsh world of capital and therefore online users are urged not to visit 2xtesla.cc and participate because they will never receive the promised money and will lose the cryptocurrency sent to the scammers behind this website.

The 2xtesla.cc Scam

Unfortunately, this 2xtesla.cc scam not only tries to extort money in a very ruthless way but could also be related to the distribution of real malware from the Trojan horse family which goes under the name of 2xtesla.cc. That’s why, in case you have recently interacted with a phishing message of this type (other Bitcoin wallets used by Trojans include it is very important not to ignore it and carefully check your computer for hidden malware.

It is perfectly possible that a threat like 2xtesla.cc may now be lying dormant in the background without your knowledge and waiting for commands from the hackers. Therefore, our suggestion is to run a full scan of your PC with a reliable and updated anti-malware tool and remove any threats that the security software detects.

If the scan results show no real malware in your system, then you have no reason to believe anything that the email Bitcoin scam message states. In many cases, the hackers distribute fake messages that they use simply to bluff about existing malware with the idea to scare the web users into sending their money.


Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Getting spammed with ransom-demanding emails could be one of the symptoms of a possible Trojan infection.
Distribution Method Spam messages, infected email attachments, torrents, illegal sites, fake ads, misleading links and infected installers.
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove 2xtesla.cc!

How to remove 2xtesla.cc

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find 2xtesla.cc in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select 2xtesla.cc from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to 2xtesla.cc.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to 2xtesla.cc.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove 2xtesla.cc from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the 2xtesla.cc extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to 2xtesla.cc and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of 2xtesla.cc on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the 2xtesla.cc extension
  4. Get rid of 2xtesla.cc by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “2xtesla.cc” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete 2xtesla.cc

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the 2xtesla.cc process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete 2xtesla.cc
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “2xtesla.cc” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall 2xtesla.cc

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for 2xtesla.cc in there
    4. Uninstall 2xtesla.cc from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any 2xtesla.cc-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to 2xtesla.cc in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    Is 2xtesla.cc scam dangerous?

    You should always be careful with such spam messages because they are one of the favorite methods that the cyber criminals use to distribute nasty infections such as ransomware, spyware, and Trojans like 2xtesla.cc. What’s more, these infections typically show no visible symptoms and can secretly operate in the background of your system without your knowledge or until a fatal issue occurs or the hackers obtain access to your personal details.
    A contamination with 2xtesla.cc, for instance, may result in many different problems both for the system and for your personal safety. This Trojan can provide its creators with remote access to the entire PC and let them take control over the camera and the mic. It also can keep track of your keystrokes and extract passwords and login credentials to different sites that you log into.
    With its help, the crooks can gain access to your debit or credit card numbers or to your online banking account. They may also get their hands on any data that you store on the compromised machine, including photos, videos, audios, and different personal or work-related documents. A blackmail message like the one that we described above could be just the beginning of the harassment that the hackers are preparing for you.
    That’s why, if you detect 2xtesla.cc in your system, we urge you to remove it immediately with the help of the instructions below.


    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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