Remove “Change your password immediately. Your account has been hacked” Email


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This page aims to help you remove “Change your password immediately. Your account has been hacked” Email. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Mail scams are one of the most widespread methods that online crooks use to extort money from gullible and naive users. One of the most common examples of such a scam is when a “hacker” sends you an online letter in which he claims that he has managed to infect your computer with a Trojan Horse virus and now has full access to your system and files and can do whatever he/she wants with your PC. You might get threatened that your data will be corrupted or that some sensitive info has been collected from your PC and now is going to be made public on the Internet and send to everyone from your contacts list or something else along those lines and that the only way to prevent it is to send a certain amount of money in BitCoins to a linked BitCoin wallet. Such phishing and blackmailing e-mails, however, are, for the most part, a bluff, a ruse. So, if you have recently received some such disturbing messages, be sure not to fall for the claims made in them. Most such scammers aren’t actual hackers and simply rely on the fact that a lot of users out there are easy to manipulate and would directly pay the demanded sum being overwhelmed with panic. Make sure that you are not one of these users because else you might lose a lot of money.

One thing to mention here, though, is that sometimes the blackmailer might indeed be a hacker and there might truly be a Trojan Horse in your system. Now, we do not mean to scare you and you should still certainly do not go for the requested payment. However, checking your PC for any hidden threats is a good idea. The next guide will help you detect and remove a Trojan named “Change your password immediately. Your account has been hacked” in case it has gotten in your PC.

Remove “Change your password immediately. Your account has been hacked” Email

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

About “Change your password immediately. Your account has been hacked”

We are focusing on “Change your password immediately. Your account has been hacked” here because this is one of the newer and also one of the more dangerous Trojans that are currently lurking the Internet. A big problem with “Change your password immediately. Your account has been hacked” and with most Trojans in general is the fact that you would normally not know that they are there, in your PC. You might have clicked on some compromised ad from an unreliable site or downloaded some unsafe piece of software or you might have opened some malicious spam email attachment without knowing that it was hazardous and thus you may have landed the nasty “Change your password immediately. Your account has been hacked”. And, unless you have a reliable antivirus program, there’s oftentimes no way of knowing your machine has been compromised because Trojans are mostly silent and lack symptoms. This is why, even though such phishing and scam e-mails are usually a ruse, you still need to check your PC for malware like the Trojan “Change your password immediately. Your account has been hacked”. As we said above, our guide can help you with that and you can also use the suggested tool added to it as oftentimes, Trojan Horse threats require specialized security software to be removed in addition to the manual precautions that you can take.

SUMMARY:

Name “Change your password immediately. Your account has been hacked”
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  If a Trojan sneaks inside your PC, it might cause different errors, sudden BSOD crashes, productivity slow-downs and other similar issues.
Distribution Method You can land a Trojan by opening a spam e-mail attachment, by downloading some pirated piece of software, by visiting obscure and questionable sites and clicking on their ads as well as in many other ways.
Detection Tool

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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