Numerous users have filed complaints stating that Naughtyslid, a Chinese internet shop, is a suspected fraudulent website. Customers have expressed dissatisfaction regarding the site’s endorsement of counterfeit advertisements and Naughtyslid offering of power tools and various other products at discounted prices, only to fail in delivering the goods.
The email address provided on the website seems to be fictitious and is associated with another fraudulent site, rendering it impossible for customers to communicate with the seller.
Naughtyslid’s content is allegedly replicated from other websites, and its “About Us” section has been discovered on other fraudulent sites as well. The product images appear to have been sourced from alternative online stores, raising suspicions that they possess no actual inventory. The website claims Hinovation Limited as its parent company; however, this particular company has been linked to numerous problematic websites and has been reported by numerous individuals.
Is Naughtyslid legit?
Users have recounted their experiences with the website, asserting that they have fallen victim to scams perpetrated by Naughtyslid. Some have detailed instances of placing orders for tools or toolboxes and never receiving the items, despite making multiple attempts to resolve the matter with the company. Given these accounts, it is strongly advised to exercise caution and refrain from placing any orders through this online store.
Here, we will focus on the recently released Naughtyslid Trojan Horse, and we will inform our readers about the dangers that it represents, the methods it may use to infect more systems, and the actions you can take in order to have it removed from your system. Naughtyslid can track your keystrokes, collect information, pass codes, and login credentials, destroy files and insert other malicious files inside the compromised computer.
Make sure to read all the information available on this page so as to be well prepared in case such an infection comes your way. For those of you who already have Naughtyslid in their systems, and need assistance with its removal, you can find the needed help within the removal guide we’ve posed at the bottom of the article.
Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Naughtyslid!
How to remove Naughtyslid
- First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
- Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Naughtyslid in the programs list that would show up.
- Select Naughtyslid from the list and click on Uninstall.
- Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
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.
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 Naughtyslid.
- If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Naughtyslid.
- 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 Naughtyslid from Chrome
- Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
- Go to more tools
- Now select extensions
- Remove the Naughtyslid 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 Naughtyslid 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 Naughtyslid on FF/Edge/etc.
- Open the browser and select the menu icon.
- From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
- Look for the Naughtyslid extension
- Get rid of Naughtyslid 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 “Naughtyslid” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Naughtyslid
- Open task manager
- Look for the Naughtyslid process
- Select it and click on End task
- Open the file location to delete Naughtyslid
- 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 “Naughtyslid” 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 Naughtyslid
- Click on the home button
- Search for Startup Apps
- Look for Naughtyslid in there
- Uninstall Naughtyslid from Startup Apps by turning it off
- Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Naughtyslid-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 Naughtyslid 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
Naughtyslid – possible ways it can infect you
Most Trojans are threats in disguise, and they need the user to interact with their file in order to infect the system. Though it may sometimes be difficult to tell if a given piece of data is safe or if it is a hidden Trojan, there are some signs that may help you decide whether to open a given file or to delete it.
The first thing you need to consider is the origin of the file. More often than not, the files of Trojan Horses like Naughtyslid and PDFpower.exe would originate from sketchy sites, or may even get sent to you via spam email letters, misleading social media messages, and so on. If you have accidentally downloaded a file from some obscure site, or after opening a spam message, it’s best to delete the said file, as it may contain malware. The same applies to anything that gets downloaded on your computer after you interact with any clickbait ads, questionable links, too-good-to-be-true Internet offers, and so on.
A particularly common source of Trojans are the various forms of pirated content that many users willingly download. Downloading pirated software is not only illegal, but it could potentially result in the infection of your machine with malware such as Trojans if the piece of data you download is actually a Trojan in disguise. Therefore, make sure to only interact with content that is reliable, and download stuff from safe sources.
Is Naughtyslid dangerous?
We could write a whole separate article describing the various types of harm that Trojans like Naughtyslid scam can cause. They could be used in espionage schemes, they may monitor what you do on your computer, obtain your passwords, banking numbers, spy on your conversations, and even take pictures and capture videos of you if they manage to hack into your webcam. In other instances, these threats may use your computer as a cryptocurrency-mining tool, draining all of its resources, and making the machine unusable to you. Ransomware viruses oftentimes get distributed through the help of Trojan Horse backdoors, so there’s another possibility. We can go on and on about the different ways a Trojan can harm you, but the most important thing you should take away from this is that you can’t afford to lose time! Make sure you get rid of the malware ASAP if it’s in your system – the guide below can help you do that.
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