[email protected]

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This page aims to help you remove [email protected] Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

[email protected]

According to researchers [email protected] is a malware of the Trojan Horse variety. A threat such as [email protected] is considered quite serious and should be regarded as a high priority risk.

Complaints from users recieved the [email protected] Email

If you’ve landed on this page due to a Trojan Horse infection called [email protected], please keep reading, as the details below will probably be of a particular interest to you. In the next lines, you will find a removal guide that can help you remove the malicious program in question effectively. And you should better do that as soon as possible, because, once inside the system, a Trojan Horse representative can perform different malicious tasks, and cause many different issues. That’s exactly why we can’t really tell you what the exact goal of [email protected] might be in your system. However, we can give you some examples of what most Trojan-based infections can do, so you can get an idea of why you should get rid of them as quickly as possible.

In general, the Trojan Horses can secretly steal valuable information from your computer. If your computer is connected to a professional network, then the malware may be after your professional data. However, if it is your personal computer, the infection may be after your personal details, which later can be used to hijack your identity, or to blackmail you for a ransom payment. Alternatively, the Trojan can be after your financial details, if the intention of the hackers behind it is to drain your bank accounts, or make illegal transfers to third parties.

The destruction of information is another common purpose for Trojans such as [email protected] Most commonly, this can be accomplished by deleting certain files on your computer, or by directly formatting your disks.

In some instances, the malware may not be after any file destruction, or data theft, and may be programmed to simply serve as a backdoor for other, even more problematic forms of malware.
A Trojan like [email protected], for instance, may serve as a supporting tool that can distribute viruses like Ransomware, Spyware, or Rootkits

However, perhaps, the most disturbing activity of any Trojan, including an infection like [email protected], is to spy on you directly by listening to your conversations, and by monitoring your online, and offline activity. There are various ways to achieve this, such as hacking into your webcam or microphone. A Trojan may also apply something called keylogging, and gain access to everything that you type on your keyboard, thus learning about your passwords, banking numbers, or any other sensitive information that may be of any value.

The best way to protect your system from any variant of malware, including Trojan viruses such as [email protected], is to recognize and learn to avoid their most common sources. The Trojans Horses are generally incredibly stealthy, and can be lurking anywhere on the web, but the most likely way to get infected is via spam emails. Everyone knows about them, everybody thinks they know they should not be interacting with suspicious messages, yet people are still getting infected simply by clicking on spam. Most commonly, the malicious email resembles a legitimate message from a well-known company, or from a friend. Such emails are typically trying to get you to follow a link, or open an attachment, which is the actual carrier of the Trojan. Malvertisements are another popular means of distribution. It is possible to place the fake ads on many websites, so watch out. You can land the infection by simply clicking on some infected ad, so try to avoid any random pop-ups and ads, or websites that look sketchy. And, last but not least, consider investing in reliable security software, and scan your system with it. In most cases, this is the only way to detect the infection, and remove it on time.


Name [email protected]
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Most Trojans don’t show visible symptoms thus detecting them is almost impossible without the help of a professional tool.
Distribution Method Sites with questionable reputation, torrents, fake ads, misleading links, malicious email attachments and spam.
Detection Tool

Remove [email protected] Email

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).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

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
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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:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    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!

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