I work as a Private Investigator
I work as a Private Investigator is identified by cyber security experts as a Trojan horse virus. I work as a Private Investigator is among the latest variants of this malware type and it may be extremely dangerous.
Trojans are generally considered to be among the most devastating and harmful type of malicious code out there. But because “I work as a Private Investigator” is still so new, at the time of writing, we do not yet have sufficient data to state specifically what this virus is meant to do on the computers of its victims.
One thing is for sure, though, and that is that “I work as a Private Investigator” must be removed immediately (see removal guide below). It will certainly be up to no good, and it’s just a matter of the level of damage that its activities can result in for you. Trojans are particularly versatile, unlike most other types of malware. And this fact has contributed to this becoming the most numerous and infamous type of computer viruses.
Many of our users reported to us about an ongoing email spam with the following message:
Hello, I work as a Private Investigator. Our agency received a case with an objective of hacking into your email, phone, cloud storage, network and collecting intelligence. We work with hackers from China for tasks like that, and they are the best. As you can see, they did a good job. Your accounts and devices are compromised. But we do have an ethical protocol in place. After checking the background of the person who paid for the hacking and investigation on you, I have decided to come forward and offer you to buy the information about that person (name, contacts, emails and other proof). You will also get a report on yourself (including a list of compromised accounts, devices, logs, screenshots, photos and documents). Normally, we do not disclose sensitive information about our clients, but in this case we will be. Upon reviewing this case, I found that something illegal was planned against you. The materials we have collected on you are very sensitive and can be easily used to blackmail you. We usually address personal and corporate espionage cases, but this case is different. We have received a prepayment of 50% for your case from that person (total agreed upon cost was 12500 USD). However, I will give you a discount (without any profit for the agency), if you decide to buy this information. After we get the payment, I will get back to you. You have 2 business days to make the transfer. It will cost you 40% of the unpaid balance. We will process $2,500 payment through bitcoin. In case you have trouble with bitcoin, google how to fund it.
We can give you a general idea of what Trojan horses like “I work as a Private Investigator”, JSAgent.HTM, SAntivirusKD.sys are capable of, so you have at least a ballpark understanding of what you might be facing.
For instance, Trojans can be put to work to exploit the resource of your system. This, in turn, may be done for various purposes, such as the very common practice of mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Alternatively, your computer may be involved in botnets for the execution of DDoS attacks or spam distribution.
Another very widespread usage of Trojans like “I work as a Private Investigator” has to do with spying and stealing information from users. This can be personal details, account credentials, financial information – you name it. And the way the obtained data can be misused can vary based on what the hackers’ intentions are. The techniques by which this information can be collected also vary greatly from one another. They can range from keystroke logging and unauthorized screen sharing to hijacking your traffic and rerouting it through the hackers’ servers. The possibilities are all but endless.
One of the best ways to protect yourself from Trojans and any type of external threats is by knowing how they get distributed. If you can avoid a potential source of malware, then you are greatly diminishing your chances of landing an infection.
So, with Trojans, the possible transmitters are also fairly diverse. But the most common ones include phishing emails and various forms of spam messages. These can come in every shape and size, yet the one thing they all tend to have in common is that they will try and persuade you to follow a link or open an attachment. Be on the lookout for these and do not interact with such messages unless you have ascertained that they can be trusted.
Another fairly common source is malvertising. This is the process of inserting malicious code in online ads. And here we would simply suggest to refrain from clicking on ads on the internet in general, because there’s really no way to tell a legitimate advertising message from one that can land you a virus.
|Name||I work as a Private Investigator|
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||There are usually no symptoms that would signalize a Trojan horse infection.|
|Distribution Method||Spam messages on various messaging platforms, infected downloadable content, malicious online advertisements, etc.|
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Remove I work as a Private Investigator Email
If you are looking for a way to remove I work as a Private Investigator you can try this:
- Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
- Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
- Search for I work as a Private Investigator and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall I work as a Private Investigator as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of I work as a Private Investigator completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.
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:
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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!