MetaMask Scam is a stealthy malware that has a whole arsenal of dangerous capabilities and can infect computers without visible symptoms with the idea to establish control of their processes and run malicious activity in the background. Threats like MetaMask Scam are recognized as Trojan Horses because they are good at using disguise in order to conceal themselves from the antivirus.
We highly recommend that you read through this article and go directly to the removal guide below if you believe you might have identified the MetaMask Scam Trojan in your computer. There are manual guidelines on how to locate and remove all the MetaMask Scam-related Trojan files that might currently be in your device. The Guide also includes a link to a professional anti-malware tool which can help inexperienced web users remove the dangerous Trojan all on their own. Whichever method you choose to use, it is essential that you lose no time and manage to correctly find and delete the threat in order not to give it any chance to do more harm.
The MetaMask Scam Email
The members of the trojan horse type of malware like the MetaMask Scam Email are legendary for how powerful they are. Criminals commonly use threats like the MetaMask Scam Email to perform different malicious tasks on the compromised computers.
And since we mentioned harm, a lot could be said about the possible damage that a Trojan Horse attack could cause. To name a couple of them, a Trojan Horse can be used as a tool for espionage. It can be set to capture personal details from your machine and/or secretly spy on your online and offline activities either by hacking into your webcamera or mic or by keeping logs of your keystrokes and the screen.
Additional online threats, such as rootkits, ransomware and different viruses may also be introduced into the system that has previously been infected by a Trojan as the later often can work as a backdoor for other malware.
The MetaMask Wallet Scam Email
The MetaMask Wallet Scam Email can be extremely dangerous because all of a sudden, your computer may be loaded with various nasty infections. Ransomware viruses often take advantage of the backdooring services of MetaMask Wallet Scam Email in order to enter computers without being detected and lock their data for a ransom.
Please follow all the steps below in order to remove MetaMask Scam!
How to remove MetaMask Scam
- First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
- Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find MetaMask Scam in the programs list that would show up.
- Select MetaMask Scam from the list and click on Uninstall.
- Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
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 MetaMask Scam.
- If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to MetaMask Scam.
- 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 MetaMask Scam from Chrome
- Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
- Go to more tools
- Now select extensions
- Remove the MetaMask Scam 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 MetaMask Scam 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 MetaMask Scam on FF/Edge/etc.
- Open the browser and select the menu icon.
- From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
- Look for the MetaMask Scam extension
- Get rid of MetaMask Scam 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 “MetaMask Scam” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete MetaMask Scam
- Open task manager
- Look for the MetaMask Scam process
- Select it and click on End task
- Open the file location to delete MetaMask Scam
- 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 “MetaMask Scam” 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.
- 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 MetaMask Scam
- Click on the home button
- Search for Startup Apps
- Look for MetaMask Scam in there
- Uninstall MetaMask Scam from Startup Apps by turning it off
- Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any MetaMask Scam-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 MetaMask Scam in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random
Is MetaMask Scam dangerous?
A new and sophisticated infection like MetaMask Scam, Wup.exe and Your Amazon Account on hold due to a billing issue Scam may be equally effective in taking control of the computer’s resources and using them for distributing spam or conducting targeted DDoS attacks without the users’ knowledge.
As you can see, the harm to your system may vary, based on how the Trojan is used. However, there will be some form of harm for sure, be it direct or indirect, in almost any case of a Trojan Horse infection.
As far as MetaMask Scam is concerned, we cannot predict with confidence what precisely the effect of its attack would be since this is a very recent danger and, by the time of publishing this article, there has been not enough information about its malicious abilities. One thing is sure, tough – if this threat is found on a device, it must be remove as soon as technically is possible as this will hopefully prevent further damage to the system and the victim’s privacy.
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