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Remove 17jHsGecV53ro2LGzo53s5trTH6Qf3gksS Bitcoin Email Virus


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This page aims to help you remove 17jHsGecV53ro2LGzo53s5trTH6Qf3gksS. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

A very problematic Trojan Horse infection named 17jHsGecV53ro2LGzo53s5trTH6Qf3gksS has recently been reported to our security team. This threat is uses various transmitters to infect as many web users as possible but the one thing we will be focusing in the next write-up is a phishing e-mail scheme that may be linked to this infection. That’s why, in case your email inbox has been getting spammed by strange messages from a self-proclaimed hacker in the recent days/weeks and you have been asked to pay a ransom in the form of BitCoins to the hacker’s cryptocurrency wallet, then you definitely need to read the information that follows and take actions to check your system for a potential contamination with 17jHsGecV53ro2LGzo53s5trTH6Qf3gksS.

According to the information that we have, there is an ongoing email BitCoin scam campaign that could sometimes be used as a form of distribution of this nasty Trojan. The scam campaign itself is rather simple and is used for tricking the web users into sending money to anonymous online crooks. The emails typically consist of a threatening message that claims that your computer has been infected with a hidden malware without your knowledge and now the hacker who is in control of the infection is going to do something bad to your machine if you don’t pay them the money they want. You may get told that the crook has obtained your passwords or some personal files and details or that they have gained remote access to your PC and can now spy on you, distribute personal and sensitive information about you on the Internet or corrupt the entire OS in case you don’t do what they tell you to. The whole idea of the email is to scare you and to make you pay the criminal who stands behind the whole scheme.

Taking precautions

Receiving such a massage alone could be scary enough but things may get even worse if you indeed have been compromised by malware you don’t know of. That’s why it is very important to make two things. First, you should not take all that is written in the scam email as undisputed truth. In fact, in most of the cases, the crooks simply try to bluff about a non-existing infection in order to make some quick money out of naïve and frightened users. That being said, you should still not ignore the possibility of actual contamination with some stealthy and invisible malware. For this reason, your second action should be to run a full scan of your entire computer with a reliable security program and remove anything that looks suspicious.

In case you don’t have a professional security program that you can use for that, it is always a good idea to double check the PC with some advanced security tool such as the one on this page. Should the scan results detect 17jHsGecV53ro2LGzo53s5trTH6Qf3gksS on your machine, do not hesitate to remove it immediately, either by proceeding with the steps that the program offers or by using the instructions in the removal guide below.

A close encounter with a Trojan Horse like this one may lead to serious system damage, instability, different software issues as well as theft of personal information, espionage and even blackmailing (this time with actual leverage that the harassers have on you). Basically, all the data that you keep on the attacked computer will be put under danger. That’s why it is of crucial importance that you find and remove 17jHsGecV53ro2LGzo53s5trTH6Qf3gksS as soon as possible as this will save your machine from potentially irreparable damage.

SUMMARY:

Name 17jHsGecV53ro2LGzo53s5trTH6Qf3gksS
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Threatening email scam messages may sometimes be linked to a potential Trojan Horse infection.
Distribution Method  Spam, malicious emails, scams, misleading offers, infected websites, fake ads and more.
Detection Tool

Remove 17jHsGecV53ro2LGzo53s5trTH6Qf3gksS 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. 

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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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