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Apple Tinder Plus Scam

Apple Id Tinder Plus

Apple Id Tinder Plus Email is a stealthy computer virus of the Trojan Horse kind – a form of malware infamous for its versatile abilities. Trojans like Apple Id Tinder Plus Email are malware tools oftentimes used to spy on their victims and to infect their computers with Ransomware.

Our users received an email stating that they have received a subscription for Tinder Plus. If the only indication of the charges is from an email or text, be aware that it may be a phishing attempt to get you to log in to a site that appears to be Apple and divulge your password or credit card information.

Apple Tinder Plus Scam

The Apple ID Tinder Plus Scam will trick you into thinking you have a subscription to Tinder Plus

The Trojan Horse virus category is probably the most famous form of malware, and there are quite a few reasons for that. First and foremost, these threats have been around for a very long time, and they currently are the most widespread type of computer threats. About 70% of all malware attacks are in some way related to a Trojan Horse virus. Another factor that makes these pieces of malware so popular among cybercriminals is their versatile nature. Unlike other computer infections which have very specific abilities and cannot be used for anything different from their original purpose, a Trojan Horse representative could be employed for the completion of a wide variety of stealthy and harmful tasks. There is a long list of criminal activities for which a malware program of this type can be used. Below, we will tell you about the most common of those activities so that you get an idea about what the newly created Apple Id Tinder Plus Trojan might be capable of. Apple Id Tinder Plus is going to be the main focus of this article, and our job is to present you with all the information that we have about it. Sadly, however, due to the versatility of its respective virus category and also because it is a very new threat, we cannot specifically tell you with certainty what the end goal of this infection might be. All we can do at the moment is list some of the possible uses of Trojan Horse viruses like it:

Trojan Horse infections are frequently utilized as remote access tools – once they enter the computer, they are known for gaining elevated privileges in the infected system, thus becoming capable of starting new processes, modifying ones that are currently running, or even stopping certain processes that may interfere with the completion of their agenda. For instance, a Trojan may stop the processes run by your antivirus program, and also forbid any similar processes from getting started. It might also cause your machine to spread spam messages to other computers, or exploit all system resources for BitCoin mining. Of course, all the BitCoins your machine generates get sent to the hacker’s virtual purse.

Espionage is another activity threats like Apple Id Tinder Plus are commonly used to complete. Trojans like this one are oftentimes able to steal sensitive information from the user’s machine using various tactics, among which are key-logging, screen-monitoring, presenting the user with phishing forms, and even using their webcam to directly look into their room.

Backdooring is the activity of secretly allowing another virus program to get installed inside a computer that had already been infected, and this is yet another task that many Trojans are capable of completing. In most cases, the second piece of malware – the one that the Trojans loads inside the infected machine, is a Ransomware cryptovirus which can use encryption to lock your files and make you pay for the key that can release them.

If Apple Id Tinder Plus is in your computer you wish to prevent any of this from happening, our advice is to complete our removal guide that is available below, and if that’s not enough, to use the anti-malware tool recommended inside the guide.

SUMMARY:

Name Apple Id Tinder Plus
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  A Trojan may delete data, crash your system, cause errors, and trigger other similar disturbances.
Distribution Method The use of pirate sites to spread Trojans is a common technique for distributing these threats.
Detection Tool

Remove Apple Id Tinder Plus Scam

Apple Tinder Plus Scam

The first thing you need to do is to Quit Safari (if it is opened). If you have trouble closing it normally, you may need to Force Quit Safari:

You can choose the Apple menu and click on Force Quit.

Alternatively you can simultaneously press (the Command key situated next to the space bar), Option (the key right next to it) and Escape (the key located at the upper left corner of your keyboard).

If you have done it right a dialog box titled Force Quit Applications will open up.

In this new dialog window select Safari, then press the Force Quit button, then confirm with Force Quit again.

Close the dialog box/window.

Apple Tinder Plus Scam

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Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to Apple Tinder Plus Scam

Once there, look at all the processes: if you believe any of them are hijacking your results, or are part of the problem, highlight the process with your mouse, then click the “i” button at the top. This will open up the following box:

Apple Tinder Plus Scam

Now click on Sample at the bottom:

Apple Tinder Plus Scam

Do this for all processes you believe are part of the threat, and run any suspicious files in our online virus scanner, then delete the malicious files:

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    The next step is to safely launch Safari again. Press and hold the Shift key while relaunching Safari. This will prevent Safari’s previously opened pages from loading again. Once Safari is opened up, you can release the Shift key.

    On the off chance that you are still having trouble with scripts interrupting the closing of unwanted pages in Safari, you may need to take some additional measures.

    First, Force Quit Safari again.

    Now if you are using a Wi-Fi connection turn it off by selecting Wi-Fi off in you Mac’s Menu. If you are using a cable internet (Ethernet connection), disconnect the Ethernet cable.

    Apple Tinder Plus Scam

    Re-Launch Safari but don’t forget to press and hold the Shift button while doing it, so no previous pages can be opened up. Now, Click on Preferences in the Safari menu,

    Apple Tinder Plus Scam

    and then again on the Extensions tab,

    Apple Tinder Plus Scam

    Select and Uninstall any extensions that you don’t recognize by clicking on the Uninstall button. If you are not sure and don’t want to take any risks you can safely uninstall all extensions, none are required for normal system operation.
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    The threat has likely infected all of your browsers. The instructions below need to be applied for all browsers you are using.

    Again select Preferences in the Safari Menu, but this time click on the Privacy tab,
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    Now click on Remove All Website Data, confirm with Remove Now. Keep in mind that after you do this all stored website data will be deleted. You will need to sign-in again for all websites that require any form of authentication.

    Still in the Preferences menu, hit the General tab

    Apple Tinder Plus Scam

    Check if your Homepage is the one you have selected, if not change it to whatever you prefer.
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    Select the History menu this time, and click on Clear History. This way you will prevent accidentally opening a problematic web page again.

    Apple Tinder Plus Scam How to Remove Apple Id Tinder Plus From Firefox in OSX:

    Open Firefoxclick on Apple Tinder Plus Scam (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

    Apple Tinder Plus Scam

    The problem should be lurking somewhere around here –  Remove it. Then Refresh Your Firefox Settings.


    Apple Tinder Plus ScamHow to Remove Apple Id Tinder Plus From Chrome in OSX:

     Start Chrome, click Apple Tinder Plus Scam —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select  Apple Tinder Plus Scam.

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     Click Apple Tinder Plus Scam again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Delete everything but the search engines you normally use. After that Reset Your Chrome Settings.

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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    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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