Lumba Attack Squad
The Lumba Attack Squad email is created with one single purpose which is to trick any user who receives it into sending money to the scammers behind it in the form of Bitcoin payments.
This is an example email sent out by the Lumba Attack Squad.Lumba Attack Squad is a rogue piece of software of the Trojan horse type and it can hijack legitimate system processes to stay disguised. Lumba Attack Squad is able to gain access to essential system files and settings and manipulate them to complete different harmful tasks.
If you think that your machine could be one of the numerous computers that have recently been infected by this Trojan horse, then it is crucial you waste no time and take all the needed measures to prevent any damage to your system and to clean your computer if the Trojan is indeed there.
One serious problem with newer representatives of the Trojan horse family is that their timely detection is hindered by the fact that most antiviruses would not be able to spot the threat. This is because of the over reliance on the use of malware databases typical for the vast majority of antivirus solutions. The malware database of a given antivirus contains information about all known malware threats and if the profile of a given threat matches the suspicious software present on a computer, the antivirus blocks this software as it recognizes it as harmful.
However, the problem with malware databases is that they take time to be updated after a new virus is released, meaning that the hackers are always a step ahead. This time window between the release of the malware and the database update gives the hackers time to infect huge numbers of computers with their virus. At the moment of writing, Lumba Attack Squad is one such Trojan that is likely not yet added to the databases of many otherwise popular antivirus solutions. This allows Lumba Attack Squad to silently infect computers protected by an antivirus with an unupdated database without getting detected. Once in the system, threats like this one rarely (but not never) do anything that would raise the user’s suspicion so spotting the virus in time oftentimes doesn’t happen.
You, however, have come to this post for a reason and that reason is likely because you’ve noticed something unusual on your computer. Here are some examples of the most common symptoms that a Trojan could trigger.
Deleted, modified, or corrupted files and software could be a possible giveaway sign that you have a Trojan in your system so be sure to act quickly should you notice anything like that.
Unusually high use of RAM and/or CPU coming from an unknown process or from a system process that is normally not so resource-intensive. As we mentioned earlier, Trojans can hijack legitimate processes so it’s possible that this is what’s causing the increased resource use from a legitimate system process.
Random crashes to BSOD, errors, slowdowns, and freezes – those could be symptoms of many different types of issues but a Trojan is definitely something that could cause them.
The Trojan horse versatility
From distribution of ransomware, espionage, and theft of important private data to forced Bitcoin mining and taking control of the whole computer, there is little that a Trojan horse cannot be used for so it’s difficult to tell you the exact goal of Lumba Attack Squad in your instance. However, what we can tell you is that you should definitely make sure to remove the threat ASAP and the guide below will hopefully help you do that.
|Name||Lumba Attack Squad|
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Possible symptoms are sudden BSOD crashes, deleted or corrupted data, system errors, unusually high use of system resources, and other similar disturbances.|
|Distribution Method||Trojans are often delivered into the users’ computers with the help of clickbait links and ads, pirated software, and spam messages.|
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.
Lumba Attack Squad Email Removal
If you are looking for a way to remove Lumba Attack Squad 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 Lumba Attack Squad and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall Lumba Attack Squad as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of Lumba Attack Squad 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:
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!