Pioneer Flame Mini Trike Scam

Pioneer Flame Mini Trike

Pioneer Flame Mini Trike is a devastating malware piece of the Trojan Horse type and it is capable of sneaking inside your system unnoticed. After Pioneer Flame Mini Trike establishes a foothold on your computer, it can start silently executing all kinds of harmful tasks without getting detected.

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Numerous fraudulent websites purporting to offer Pioneer Flame Mini Trike bikes, such as the one depicted below, at an unreasonably reduced cost have been identified. Should you come across any advertisements, communications, or online portals advertising Pioneer Flame Mini Trikes at a bargain price of $29.99, it is strongly advised that you refrain from making any purchases. Doing so may result in the illicit acquisition and exploitation of your credit card information.

The Pioneer Flame Mini Trikes Scam

One of the worst malware threats that you may encounter on the Internet these days is called the Pioneer Flame Mini Trike scam. This threat is a new addition to the Trojan Horse family.

If you are reading this article, the chances are this malware might have sneaked inside your system without you knowing about it, and might have initiated some very malicious activities in the background. Trojans are known for their ability to perform different harmful tasks and to stay hidden for extended periods of time. That’s why it is essential that people learn how to protect their computers from such threats and remove them, because once a piece of malware like Pioneer Flame Mini Trike and Dbutil.vulnerability.cleanup.dll enters the system, there may be no visible signs of its presence. The damage, caused by this malware, however, may oftentimes be irreversible.

Security experts are warning that, in the recent years, and especially in the recent months, there has been a spike in the number of newly created Trojan Horses and the number of more advanced and sophisticated infections of this type is growing rapidly. Therefore, it doesn’t matter if you are using a computer, a tablet, a smartphone or another device that you connect to the Internet, having reliable protection against these threats is crucial.

 That is why we recommend you carefully read the information in this article, especially if you have a suspicion that a Trojan Horse named Pioneer Flame Mini Trike has sneaked inside your machine.

SUMMARY:

NamePioneer Flame Mini Trike
TypeTrojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Trojans rarely show visible symptoms but sometimes may trigger unusual system behavior.
Distribution Method Spam, malicious emails, harmful attachments, fake ads, infected websites, torrents, cracked software.
Detection Tool

Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Pioneer Flame Mini Trike!

How to remove Pioneer Flame Mini Trike

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Pioneer Flame Mini Trike in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Pioneer Flame Mini Trike from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. 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 Pioneer Flame Mini Trike.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Pioneer Flame Mini Trike.
  • 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 Pioneer Flame Mini Trike from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Pioneer Flame Mini Trike 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 Pioneer Flame Mini Trike 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 Pioneer Flame Mini Trike on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Pioneer Flame Mini Trike extension
  4. Get rid of Pioneer Flame Mini Trike 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 “Pioneer Flame Mini Trike” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Pioneer Flame Mini Trike

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Pioneer Flame Mini Trike process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Pioneer Flame Mini Trike
  • 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 “Pioneer Flame Mini Trike” 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.
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    • 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 Pioneer Flame Mini Trike

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Pioneer Flame Mini Trike in there
    4. Uninstall Pioneer Flame Mini Trike from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Pioneer Flame Mini Trike-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 Pioneer Flame Mini Trike in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    What is The Pioneer Flame Mini Trike scam?


    The Pioneer Flame Mini Trike malware is a sophisticated Trojan Horse infection created by a group of anonymous hackers. The specifics of the Pioneer Flame Mini Trike Malware are yet to be studied carefully, but so far, what we can tell you about it is that it can be very difficult to detect the malicious piece of software in the system.
    This is because, as a typical Trojan,  Pioneer Flame Mini Trike has the ability to hide deep in the OS and even mimic some important system files and processes. The malware does that in order to mislead the web users and to prevent them from detecting the infection on time.
    The way the Trojan can infect you is also very stealthy. Typically, the malicious code is hidden inside some legitimate-looking file, ad, or link. It could be an email attachment, a clickbait link, a misleading ad, a torrent, or some random pop-up message that prompts you to visit a certain website. One click is enough to contaminate you and, sadly, without a proper antivirus program, there is oftentimes no way to know that you have been compromised. Sometimes, especially if the virus definitions have not been updated for a long time, even the antivirus may fail to detect the infection. If this is the case, or if you don’t have an antivirus program in your system, then we highly recommend that you follow the instructions from the Removal Guide below. They will help you detect and remove Pioneer Flame Mini Trike in a fast and reliable manner.  Moreover, investing in a security tool can help you prevent other infections, such as Ransomware or Spyware, from entering your machine, and can help you keep such dangerous Trojans away from your system in the future.

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    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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