If you recently opened e-mail, stating something like this:
“I’m a hacker who cracked your email and device a few months ago. Through your email, I uploaded malicious code to your Operation System. I saved all of your contacts with friends, colleagues, relatives and a complete history of visits to the Internet resources. Also I installed a Trojan on your device and long tome spying for you. There will be laughter when I send these photos to your contacts! Therefore, I expect payment from you for my silence. I think $876 is an acceptable price for it! Pay with Bitcoin. My BTC wallet: 1JTtwbvmM7ymByxPYCByVYCwasjH49J3Vj If you do not know how to do this – enter into Google “how to transfer money to a bitcoin wallet”. It is not difficult. After receiving the specified amount, all your data will be immediately destroyed automatically. My virus will also remove itself from your operating system. I give you 2 days (48 hours) to make a payment. Farewell.”
Then you are most probably a target of an email scam. However it is also very likely that you indeed have a malware on your device and need to take measures to rectify that situation as soon as possible.
If a Trojan virus named 1JTtwbvmM7ymByxPYCByVYCwasjH49J3Vj has somehow managed to infect your computer, then you need to be well aware of the options that you currently have and also to have a general idea about the potential capabilities of this insidious threat. Here, we can offer you both so you are advised to spend a couple of minutes on this page, learning more about the nature of this malicious virus and about the things you could do to safe your computer from it. The removal part of this article where we show you how to eliminate 1JTtwbvmM7ymByxPYCByVYCwasjH49J3Vj and liberate your system from it will come a bit later as we must first give you some overall information about what Trojan Horses are like and what their usual abilities are.
Talking about abilities…
Trojans are well known to be some of the more versatile types of malware programs. A spyware will mostly focus on espionage, a Ransomware will try to lock-up your files and use that to blackmail you and a Rootkit will mainly block your security programs so that other viruses could operate without getting detected. A Trojan, however, could oftentimes be used in different ways and employed for different tasks and in many instances its main purpose might be reprogrammed on the go. Data deletion, OS corruption, triggering freezes and crashes, espionage, downloading more viruses inside the computer as well as many others are all things a lot of Trojans might be capable of pulling off. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg – note that many hackers actually use some of the more advanced Trojans out there to take control over their victims’ machines and this, in and of itself, opens so many other possibilities that we can’t list here. The bottom line is, if you have 1JTtwbvmM7ymByxPYCByVYCwasjH49J3Vj or some other Trojan virus on your PC, be sure to remove it immediately!
Some tips on protection
Now that you have hopefully read our guide and have an idea about how you might possibly be able to remove the malware, we need to tell you something about protecting your computer in the future. The first thing that might come to mind to some of you with regards to the topic of protection against antiviruses is likely getting an antivirus program and while this is certainly an important precaution, it is nowhere near as important as ensuring that you, yourself, are manually keeping your computer safe. The way you can do that is by staying away from anything potentially harmful that you might bump into on the Internet. This includes sketchy web offers and download/update requests, obscure sites and pages, unreliable download sources, questionable messages and e-mails which could be spam and so on. Also, remember that downloading pirated content, aside from being illegal is also potentially dangerous from your system’s health as a lot of hazardous and malicious software components tend to get added inside of illegally distributed software. So, all in all, the best way to prevent any viruses from sneaking inside your computer is constantly being watchful and cautious especially while surfing the net.
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