[email protected] Email

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The [email protected] email is a Trojan horse infection that can hack into any computer without the users’ knowledge. Once inside, [email protected] email can run data-corruption or file-destruction processes, steal sensitive information and passwords from the system, or spy on the victim’s activities through their web camera and microphone.

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The [email protected] email scam virus

Trojans such as [email protected] email can manipulate the processes on the computer they have infected in a number of ways. They can run different programs without any interaction from the user’s side. They can also launch certain tasks in the background of the system, turn on and off the periphery connected devices, (such as printers, scanners, webcams, and microphones, etc.) or modify some vital system files and the registry keys of the OS. However, most often, such threats are used for criminal purposes such as theft, espionage, and distribution of viruses like Ransomware or Rootkits.

Some of our users reached to us about an email “[email protected]” they received with the following message:

Hello
I know your password!
I infected you with a malware (RAT)/(Remote Administration Tool), some time ago and since then, I have been observing your actions. The malware gave me full access and control over your system, meaning, I can see everything on your screen, turn on your camera or microphone and you won’t even notice about it, yes such things exist, you can Google it! I have also access to all your contacts, I collected everything private from you, pictures, videos, everything!
And I MADE A VIDEO SHOWING BOTH YOU (through your webcam) AND THE VIDEO YOU WERE WATCHING (on the screen) WHILE SATISFYING YOURSELF!
I can send this video to all your contacts (email, social network) and publish all your private stuff everywhere!
You can prevent me from doing this! To stop me, transfer exactly: 400$ with the current bitcoin (BTC) price to my bitcoin address.
If you don’t know how to get bitcoin, Google – “How to buy Bitcoin”, it’s very simple for example with credit card. The wallet you can create here: https://www.blockchain.com
My bitcoin address is: 13d7dbBJdNCCBxYuodWmYgS2rAN45ToAdB
Copy and paste my address – it’s (CASE-sensitive).
You know this all isn’t a joke, you got the proof above! I think it’s a very good price compared to the damage and hell it can bring into your life!
After receiving the payment, I will delete everything from you and you can life your live in peace like before. I give you 3 days to get the bitcoins! Don’t share this email with anyone, this should stay our little secret

Sadly, the Trojan’s activities can remain unnoticed for long periods of time or until major damage occurs. That’s why if you have even the slightest suspicion that an infection like [email protected] email has compromised your computer, you should immediately scan it with a reliable security tool and take all the necessary steps to remove it. If you don’t have such a tool, or you don’t know how to remove the Trojan without harming your system, on this page, you will find a professional [email protected] email removal tool that you can use as well as a manual removal guide with detailed instructions.

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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove [email protected]!

How to remove [email protected]

  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 [email protected] in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select [email protected] from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

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If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.

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 [email protected].
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to [email protected].
  • 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 the malware 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] extension
  4. Get rid of [email protected] 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 the malicious program or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete [email protected]

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the [email protected] process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete [email protected]
  • 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 malicious 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 [email protected]

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

    How can you get infected with the [email protected] email?

    It is possible to integrate a Trojan such as [email protected] email into your computer in a number of ways. Most commonly, this can happen if you carelessly click on an infected piece of web content such as a fake advert, a malicious link, a compromised software installer, or contaminated emails and attachments from your electronic mail. In addition, the Trojan is able to take full advantage of your computer’s vulnerabilities such as any outdated applications, old software or the absence of a reliable security program.


    What damage can the [email protected] email cause?

    When it comes to Trojan-based infections, you can never be sure about the exact purpose for which they will be used. A single Trojan could be programmed to perform many harmful activities one after the other. For instance, a threat like the [email protected] email can be programmed to copy your login details, bank or account credentials and passwords to different social media accounts. It might also be designed to copy and backup the keystrokes of the victim to enable further deceptive actions with the data captured from there.
    Trojan horses have another dreadful usage. They usually help threats like Ransomware, Spyware and other viruses to make their way into your computer without your knowledge. Every Trojan may also be able to exploit the resources of your system for activities such as spam distribution or cryptocurrency mining. They can basically transform the infected computer into a bot and give it remote commands or allow hackers to control it from a remote location. As you can see, such programs can only cause issues and can lead to very harmful consequences if not removed on time. That’s why in case you have the [email protected] email in your system, do not hesitate to delete it right away. After all, you never know exactly what a certain Trojan virus is supposed to do.

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    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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