Scam is a serious threat to any computer as it can hijack important system processes and initiate harmful tasks in the attacked PC. Reports state that is a Trojan Horse virus that’s distributed through the use of spam messages and disguised downloads. 1024x648
The scam

The Trojan Horses are the most notorious form of malware that can be found on the internet, and some of their representatives, like the one that we are going to talk about on this page, may be worse than others. is a truly malicious Trojan Horse virus that can cause severe harm to its victims’ computers. If you’ve found out that this specific piece of malware has sneaked inside your system, then you’ll need to take all the required steps to get rid of it as quickly as possible. We have developed a comprehensive removal guide to assist you with that. But before you go straight to the guide, we recommend that you first read through the following article so as to gain a better understanding of exactly what you’re dealing with.

The scam

Trojans such as the scam can be very versatile threats, which are mainly used to steal information from the computers of the victims, or to secretly launch different harmful activities. And the reason why the scam is so successful is because it is usually able to deceive the users, and hide it presence really well.

In addition, most Trojans are also known for their ability to disable antivirus programs on the computers they invade, making it nearly impossible to detect them. Moreover, while operating, these infections rarely show visible symptoms which can give them away, and this stealth helps them to perform their malicious actions without the user having any clue about what’s happening within their computer.

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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove!

Remove Scam

  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 in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select 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
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to
  • 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 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 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 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 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 extension
  4. Get rid of 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 “” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete
  • 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 “” 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

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for in there
    4. Uninstall from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any 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 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 scam dangerous?

    Stealing information such as passwords for your accounts, online banking login credentials, and various other financial and personal identification data is not all that Trojans like and The Great Discover can do. Oftentimes, it is rather difficult to predict what such a threat may be really trying to do. For example, the hackers who create such threats can easily set them to keep track of your keystrokes, record conversations in your room through your microphone, and hack into your webcam to spy on you, and on your environment. This can also frequently lead to physical offenses such as burglary. Other uses may include the distribution of spam or malware. In many instances, a single Trojan can operate as a backdoor for many other viruses and stealthy infections such as Ransomware or Spyware. Therefore, it is best to remove as soon as you detect it, in order to protect your system from further malware invasions.

    How to remove, and most Trojan-based threats generally depend on different social engineering strategies that trick the web users into thinking they are interacting with harmless content, while they actually end up downloading the virus, and getting infected. The transmitters of the infection (these could be ads, pop-ups, email messages, different offers, and sites) typically contain a hyperlink, or attached files, and try to persuade the victims into following the link, or opening the attachment. As soon as the victims open the piece of content that carries the malware, they get infected.
    A good antivirus program, however, can be invaluable when it comes to the detection of the Trojan threats. That’s why, apart from using one to scan your system, and remove the current infection, it is a good idea to invest in such software for future protection.


    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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