OpenSea Email Scam

OpenSea Scam

OpenSea Scam is among the newest Trojan horse viruses out there. Typically, infections like OpenSea Scam can be used for actions of banking fraud, blackmailing, spam and virus distribution, theft of passwords and login credentials, theft of identity and online profiles as well as for various other scams.

opensea team email scam
The fraudulent OpenSea team email is quite different from the original email

The OpenSea team email scam refers to a malicious campaign targeting OpenSea – NFT accounts. The spoofed emails attempt to trick subscribers into revealing their personal account details, claiming that they need to migrate their listings to avoid expiration as their deadline approaches and the associated migration surcharges. Many news sites point out that this scam has most likely already caused huge losses to OpenSea users.

The reason is that Trojans such as the recently reported OpenSea Scam may not have any visible symptoms while inside the computer, but they could easily be used in scams like the one described above as well as in other criminal schemes such as theft of passwords and login credentials, espionage, distribution of viruses and malware such as ransomware, spyware and rootkits and many more. The best way to rule out the possibility that a nasty Trojan is hiding somewhere inside your PC is to scan your machine with a trusted anti-malware tool (if you don’t have one, you can use the professional malware removal tool on this page) and carefully study the characteristics of this type of infections so that you know how to correctly detect, remove and avoid them.

The OpenSea Email Scam

Sadly, threats like OpenSea Email Scam or McAfee virus popup scam can be encountered anywhere on the web as they use different transmitters (e.g. spam, malicious emails, infected attachments, malvertising, pirated content, etc.) and all it takes is one careless click to get infected. Once inside, the Trojans can cause serious system issues and the most dreadful part is that no one can tell you what kind of damage to expect. That’s why, the sooner you locate and remove them, the greater the chances of saving your PC from unpredictable harm.

Trojan viruses are capable of performing all sorts of criminal activities. There is no single type of harm that they can be related to because, usually, their creators can program them according to their criminal agenda. In many cases, the attack of the Trojan can lead to serious system corruption and data destruction and even render the computer useless.

Sadly, without the help of reputed security software, such malware could rarely be detected and removed on time, before some major damage occurs. The reason is, the Trojan-based viruses rarely show any visible symptoms which can give them away. They typically hide deep in the system and mimic normal system processes, which. That’s why the fast detection and elimination is the only way to avoid serious and sometimes even irreparable damage to the computer. 


NameOpenSea Scam
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms There may be no particular symptoms that would give this malware away.
Distribution MethodSpam messages, infected attachments, malicious emails, pirated content, adult sites. 
Detection Tool

Remove OpenSea Team Email Scam

If you are looking for a way to remove OpenSea Scam you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for OpenSea Scam and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall OpenSea Scam as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of OpenSea Scam 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).



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:





    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!


    About the author


    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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