Have you heard about Pegasus?
A Trojan Horse infection in a computer should never be underestimated, which is why, in the present article, we will share with you some important information about this type of malicious programs, placing an emphasis on Have you heard about Pegasus? – one of the latest Trojan Horse viruses. A guide below this short article will help those of you who already have Have you heard about Pegasus? in their computer remove the insidious piece of malware.
It is, however, advisable to first read the article itself in order to better understand exactly what you are facing, what the potential consequences of this malware attack may be, and how to prevent such infections from happening again.
Many of our users reported to us, that they have received an email with the following text:
Hello, Have you heard about Pegasus? You have become a collateral victim. It’s very important that you read the information below.Your phone was penetrated with a “zero-click” attack, meaning you didn’t even need to click on a malicious link for your phone to be infected.Pegasus is a malware that infects iPhones and Android devices and enables operator of the tool to extract messages, photos and emails,record calls and secretly activate cameras or microphones, and read the contents of encrypted messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram and Signal.Basically, it can spy on every aspect of your life. That’s precisely what it did.I am a blackhat hacker and do this for a living. Unfortunately you are my victim. Please read on.As you understand, I have used the malware capabilities to spy on you.And by that I mean that I have collected your parts of your private life.My only goal is to make money. And I have perfect leverage for this.As you can imagine in your worst dream, I have videos of you exposed during the most private moments of your life, when you are not expecting it.I personally have no interest in them, but there are public websites, that have perverts loving that content. As I said, I only do this to make money and not trying to destroy your life. But if necessary, I will publish the videos.If this is not enough for you, I will make sure your contacts, friends and everybody you know see those videos as well.Here is the deal. I will delete the files after I receive 0.035 Bitcoin(about 1600 US Dollars).You need to send that amount here 12mojuzVPeSh26qmA9GLJFADo4chgGbtj3. I will also clear your device from malware, and you keep living your life.Otherwise, shit will happen.The fee is non negotiable, to be transferred within 2 business days.Obviously do not try to ask for any help from anybody unless you want your privacy to be violated.I will monitor your every move until I get paid. If you keep your end of the agreement, you wont hear from me ever again.
Have you heard about Pegasus? and the Trojan Horse category
The representatives of the Trojan Horse family are probably the most well-known type of computer threats, and they are also the most common ones. Their high levels of stealth is what allows them to infect many computers, and remain in them for long periods of time before anyone manages to detect, and remove them. Newer Trojan versions like Have you heard about Pegasus? are especially problematic, because they are not yet added to the databases of many antivirus programs. This makes it much more likely for the Trojan to enter the system unnoticed even by the antivirus tools that may be present there. If you know or at least think you may have Have you heard about Pegasus? on your hands, you are actually one of the luckier users, as you can now take the proper measures to remove the threat. One thing to remember, though, is that this type of malware oftentimes keeps its processes and files disguised – the names given to them may be the same as the names of system processes and files. Understandably, this makes it quite trickier to spot the Trojan’s process, or to find any of its files. Hopefully, if you closely follow the instructions from the guide, you should still be able to determine which the Trojan elements are, but if you aren’t certain, it’s best to make use of the recommended anti-malware tool that’s linked below, and/or ask for our assistance in the comments. Otherwise, you may delete something you aren’t supposed to, and thus make the problem even bigger than it currently is.
The potential consequences
Since most infections of this type are very versatile, we can’t tell you exactly what to expect from Have you heard about Pegasus?. However, we can give you an overall idea of the potential uses of Trojans. Most such viruses can be used to spy on you, to gather sensitive data such as passwords and banking numbers from your computer, to insert Ransomware infections in the system, to use your RAM, GPU, and CPU for cryptocurrency- mining, and more. To prevent any of this from happening, be sure to remove Have you heard about Pegasus? ASAP, and also remember to never download pirated content, visit sketchy sites, open spam emails, or click on questionable online ads and prompts. Also, a strong and frequently-updated antivirus is can significantly increase the safety levels of your system, which is why we advise you to get one if you currently do not have such a program.
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Remove Have you heard about Pegasus? Email
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
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
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
- Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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!