Remove Darknet Des53 Bitcoin Email Virus (Nov. 2018 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Darknet Des53 Bitcoin Email Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

If you received message with the following:

Hello!

My nickname in darknet is des53.
I hacked this mailbox more than six months ago. Through it I infected your operating system with a virus (trojan) created by me and have been monitoring you for a long time.

Even if you changed the password after that – it does not matter, my virus intercepted all the caching data on your computer
and automatically saved access for me.

I have access to all your accounts, social networks, email, browsing history.
Accordingly, I have the data of all your contacts, files from your computer, photos and videos.

I was most struck by the adult sites that you occasionally visit.
You have a very wild imagination, I tell you!

During your pastime and entertainment there, I took screenshot through the camera of your device, synchronizing with what you are watching.
Oh my god! You were so funny and excited!

I think that you do not want all your contacts to get these files, right?
If you are of the same opinion, then I think that $880 is quite a fair price to destroy the dirt I created.

Send the above amount to my Bitcoin wallet: [Link Redacted]

As soon as the above amount is received, I guarantee that the data will be deleted, I do not need it.

Otherwise, these files and history of visiting sites will get all your contacts from your device.
Also, I’ll send to everyone your contact access to your email and access logs, which I have carefully saved.

Since reading this letter you have 48 hours!
After your reading this message, I’ll receive an automatic notification that you have seen the letter.

I hope I taught you a good lesson.
Visit safe websites only, and don’t enter your passwords anywhere!

Good luck!”

then you are a victim of a mass spam email campaign designed to scare you into sending ransom payments in bitcoins to a specific wallet. This might be a scam, but it would also indicate you have some security issues to deal with!

PC viruses like Darknet Des53 could be devastating and anyone who has such a malware program on their computer needs to immediately take measures towards eradicating the virus infection. The category to which the Darknet Des53 virus belongs is the infamous Trojan Horse malware group. You have likely all heard about those insidious cyber threats and about how dangerous and harmful they could be. We are here to tell you that what you’ve likely heard about the Trojan Horse class is hardly an exaggeration. Quite the opposite – if you have ever been previously faced with a virus of this group, then you are likely aware of just how devastating such infections could be. Now, it needs to be mentioned that there are, of course, representatives of the Trojan Horse malware group that aren’t as dangerous or as advanced as the rest of this category. However, this cannot be said about Darknet Des53 since this is one of the latest and thus one of the more advanced Trojan Horse versions which is why we have decided to put our emphasis on it within the next lines. If any of you who are currently reading this article have already had the misfortune of having your computer contaminated by the noxious Darknet Des53, we recommend you stay with us and read all the information that the following paragraphs have to offer and after that head down to the removal guide for Darknet Des53 that you can find at the bottom of this article. Use the instructions in the guide to eliminate the threat and make your PC safe once again.

Remove Darknet Des53 Email Bitcoin Virus


 

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:

msconfig_opt

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

For those of you who might need additional help, we have also added a recommended security program to the removal guide. You can use the suggested anti-malware tool in combination with the guide in order to ensure that nothing has been left from the Trojan virus inside your PC after you are done with removing the threat. Note that even if you do not have this malware program inside your PC, it might still be a good idea to acquaint yourself with its main characteristics by reading the remainder of the article so that you know how to avoid such threats in future.

What users need to know about Trojan Horse viruses

A typical Trojan Horse infection is normally capable of sneaking inside its victim’s machine without getting detected since those cyber-threats rarely give their presence away by triggering any symptoms. This, of course, is not to say that it is impossible that a Trojan shows any indications of its infection. Sometimes, increased use of RAM, CPU time or GPU memory as well as sudden and frequent errors might indicate that there’s something wrong with the user’s PC which might help the victim detect the virus on time. Other possible red flags such as Blue Screen of Death crashes, PC slowdown, freezes, random blinking/flashing windows and various unauthorized system changes could also be possible. In case you notice any of those, be sure to conduct a full system scan with a reliable antivirus/anti-malware program so that if there’s indeed a Trojan inside your system, it could get detected. In fact, this leads us to another important factor when it comes to system protection against such viruses and that is the importance of having dependable system security software installed on your computer. Bear in mind that even though there might be certain infection red flags when a Trojan attacks, this will not always be the case and in some instances it might be next to impossible to spot such an infection if you do not have some form of software protection on your computer.

Potential damage and how to avoid future infections

Trojans like Darknet Des53 are well known for being capable of causing various forms of harm and carrying out numerous types of insidious tasks once inside their victims’ machines – anything from system damage and data corruption to personal espionage and extraction of sensitive information. Sometimes, other viruses (like Ransomware) could also be downloaded onto the infected PC if the Trojan is used as a backdoor tool. In addition, the Trojan-infested PC might even be forced to mine BitCoins for the hackers or conduct other tasks for them such as spam distribution and Denial of Service attacks. Those were only some of the main ways in which such infections could be used – there’s really no need to go over all the potential possibilities. Now that you know just how dangerous those viruses could be, be sure that from now on you avoid any sketchy webpages and sites and also abstain from interacting with spam letters and questionable-looking web-ads as those are very commonly used malware-distribution techniques. Also, do not use illegal software-download sources and do not download any pirated content as this is yet another method that hackers tend to use for spreading their viruses and infecting more and more PCs. All in all, you need to be really careful online as there are many forms of dangerous content out there that you must stay away from in order to keep your machine safe and protected.

SUMMARY:

Name Darknet Des53
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Most Trojans typically lack symptoms yet you must still keep an eye out for any unusual system behavior since it might be a possible red flag indicating a Trojan Horse infection.
Distribution Method  Unsafe web-ads, spam messages, illegally-distributed downloadable content, etc.
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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