Got You Email

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Got You Email

Got You Email is a Trojan horse that can harm a computer in a number of ways. What is typical for Got You Email is that it can sneak in without being detected and run different malicious processes in the background of the system.

Screenshot of the Got You You Got Owned email scam virus

The information on this page will be quite useful to you if you have had the misfortune to get infected with Got You Email. Trojans like this one can be very challenging to deal with and can hide in various system locations. That’s why you need to be well educated about the most effective methods that can help you to remove them. In fact, our goal is to provide you with a detailed removal guide and a trusted professional removal tool that you can use to locate the infection and safely remove it from the system without causing harm to the OS. 

Some of our users reached to us about an email Got You You Got Owned 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

One of the reasons the Trojans are so dreaded threats is that the hackers can often use them to modify or erase data on the victim’s computer. Got You Email, for instance, can quickly locate, filter and delete specific file types from the system, or wipe off all the information that is stored on the hard drives. Trojans are also commonly used to inject other viruses and malware inside the infected machine. They can detect system vulnerabilities and exploit them in order to enable other malicious code to find its way inside the system. Ransomware and Spyware infections can often be paired up with a Trojan like Got You Email and can perform a double attack without the users’ knowledge.

SUMMARY:

NameGot You Email
TypeTrojan
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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Got You Email!

How to remove Got You Email

  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 Got You Email in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Got You Email from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

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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 Got You Email.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Got You Email.
  • 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 Got You Email 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 Got You Email 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 Got You Email 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 Got You Email extension
  4. Get rid of Got You Email 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 Got You Email

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

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

    Spying and burglary are possible malicious actions that advanced Trojans such as the one we speak about may be used for. Trojans can basically serve as the eyes and the ears of the hackers. With their help, the crooks can see what is happening on your screen, view or listen to your conversations, your business correspondence, and your video chats. A piece like Got You Email can hack into your web camera and take videos of you and your environment without your knowledge. In this way, the crooks behind the virus will know a lot about your home, your workplace, and private info, and will be able to gather data about all your activities and use it later for bullying, theft, blackmail, and even physical burglary. 


    How can the computer be protected?

    Victims rarely have the chance to detect the malware in time and stop it from performing its criminal agenda because, in most cases, the Trojan shows no visible symptoms of its presence. That’s why one of the best ways to catch a threat like Got You Email or Coinbase@pro.space email in time is to use reliable security software and scan your entire computer with it. Another thing you could do is adopt some online safety habits and try to avoid questionable web locations, sketchy ads and offers, shady links, and spam. Malicious email attachments are still some of the most common methods of distribution of malware, that’s why it is a good idea to avoid opening emails from unknown senders and attachments that have not been checked by your security software.


    About the author

    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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