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Remove 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz Bitcoin Email Virus


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This page aims to help you remove 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz Bitcoin Email Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

The Trojan Horse infections have the fame of the worst computer threats and that’s why it is quite understandable why a lot of users tend to get panicked just by the thought that such malware might have compromised their computer. Unfortunately, many criminal hackers know this and they don’t hesitate to use sketchy schemes to benefit from the users’ fear. For instance, a new BitCoin phishing email scam has recently become viral and many web users have been reporting strange email messages which warn the victims that their system has been infected with malware. The scheme typically goes like this – the hacker behind that malware claims that they have gained control over the  computer with the help of a Trojan horse and if the victim does not pay a certain amount of money to a given BitCoin wallet, the “infected” system will be damaged by the malware or some sensitive personal information about the user will be made public. This is a simple yet very effective blackmailing scheme, which is quite common nowadays and can trick a lot of people into paying a ransom to anonymous criminals. However, if you have received an email with similar text, the chances are that this is nothing but a ruse. The security experts warn that, in many cases, the crooks who send such blackmailing messages are simply bluffing about an existing infection with a scary Trojan Horse in order to make the victims pay.

However, Trojans may indeed infect the system in many ways. That’s why, aside from deleting that scam email, it is a good idea to scan your computer with a good security tool. The reason is, threats such as 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz may sometimes be related to blackmailing messages like the ones that we described above and if you interact with them, you may accidentally get contaminated without knowing it. The good news is that, in the removal guide below, we will show you how to check your entire PC and remove 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz in case that the scan shows contamination with this particular Trojan-based threat.

How can the hackers use a threat like 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz against you?

Very often the Trojan viruses are the malware of choice for a variety of criminal deeds. They can provide their criminal creators with remote access to any machine that has been contaminated. What is more, they can spy on the victims without being noticed and they can also corrupt, modify and replace various files, as well as transmit private data to remote servers without the users’ knowledge. For this reason, a potential infection with a threat like 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz could lead to a number of issues. This malware may secretly create security holes and weaken the system so that other infections such as Ransomware, Spyware or Rootkits can easily find their way inside the PC. Sadly, the carriers of 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz could be various phishing emails and scam messages and that’s why you can never be sure when and how your machine may get compromised. The professional scanner on this page, however, can be of a great help when it comes to the detection of this threat and other similar nasty pieces of malware. You can use it in a combination with the manual removal guide if you need effective and fast removal of 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz or of other potential malware threats.

SUMMARY:

Name 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Trojans are difficult to detect and rarely have visible symptoms, which can give them away.
Distribution Method  Software installers with infected attachments, fake ads and links, phishing sites, malicious emails, spam.
Detection Tool

Remove 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz Bitcoin Email Virus

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


Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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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:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step5

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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