This page aims to help you remove J2Ancheta. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
J2Ancheta is an email scam. The main reason behind it is to extort money from the targeted users in the form of Bitcoin payments.
Some users have been sent an email containing sextortion threats, similar to the one below:
My name is Ancheta. Also known as J2Ancheta on the dark web. I am an experienced software developer and I am the best data hacker. Almost a year ago, I hacked this email address. You can check it. I am sending this email from your own email address now. I injected my code to this device and I started to monitor your activity. My first idea was to block and encrypt your files. And than I would ask for a small fee to release them back. But than one day, You visited some dirty websites. You know what I mean naughty thing. And I silently activated your front camera and recorded You. Yes! You were playing with yourself. What a funny video. Now, I have the contact list of yourself. I have all your friends lists. A lot of information was downloaded to my system. I am asking from you a small fee of 800 USD. If you don’t pay, all the naughty screen videos will be sent to your friends and family. I will distribute them to everywhere.
If a Trojan virus called J2Ancheta has compromised your device, it is important that you have it removed very quickly. Trojans like this one are probably among the most disruptive computer threats out there. Besides, they are very difficult to detect so it’s good you’ve been able to find J2Ancheta on your system in the first place. You are also lucky that you’ve found this article as it aims to show you how to safely and effectively remove J2Ancheta from your machine. In the next lines, we will provide you with some important information about this type of malware and a detailed removal guide with screenshots and instructions. Before you start completing the guide, however, let’s first tell you more about exactly what you’re dealing with and how to prevent any such future infections.
We’ve all heard of Trojan Horse viruses and most of us definitely associate them with serious computer danger. The reason why these viruses are so widespread and popular among hackers is because they can operate with stealth and can be used for a variety of criminal actions. Initially, infections such as J2Ancheta appear to be harmless or even useful pieces of web content (ads, images, links, pop-ups, attachments, etc.) in order to trick you. And then, from the inside, they can secretly initiate different destructive processes. To make matters worse, there are typically no signs of their presence for the most part.
The J2Ancheta Email Scam
J2Ancheta is another example of an email sextortion attempt. The perpetrators behind J2Ancheta imply they have personal information or videos of the affected user and demand payments in cryptocurrency not to release it.
The fact that they can perform a very wide range of different malicious tasks, however, is the thing that makes the Trojans extremely dangerous and unpredictable. If a threat like J2Ancheta infects your computer, you can expect anything from corruption of your system to loss of important files and even remote access to your computer given to the hackers behind the Trojan.
Activities such as sending out spam, spreading Ransomware, Spyware, and other malware, or cryptocurrencies mining can be commanded remotely. The Trojan may theoretically initiate any of these activities under the command of the hackers and can even serve as a tool for espionage by recording your keystrokes or directly hacking into your web camera and mic.
We can’t get into all the different tactics and ways in which viruses like J2Ancheta can be used to compromise you, but from what we’ve said, you hopefully understand why you should remove J2Ancheta as soon as possible.
Another thing you must know is how such a Trojan might have sneaked inside your computer, because this will give you better chances to prevent such infection from attacking you in the future. Unfortunately, there are many possible sources of Trojans so there is a lot to look out for. Nonetheless, the most common ones are spam email letters that carry infected attachments and links. However, transmitters can also be different social media messages, ads, links, and even certain websites and sketchy platforms. Malvertisements and cracked downloadable content are also commonly used to deliver Trojan infections, so be careful with them too. All in all, be very cautious with any form of online content and interact only with content that originates from a reliable source and gives you no cause for suspicion.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||It is almost impossible to detect a Trojan without professional scanner since this malware rarely shows visible symptoms.|
|Distribution Method||Torrents, spam, malicious emails, cracked software, and malicious ads are just some of the possible distributors of Trojans.|
Remove J2Ancheta Email Scam
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
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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:
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
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!