Remove Overdue Invoice Email Scam (October 2018 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Overdue Invoice Email Scam. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Trojan Horses are terrible and malicious malware threats that can be found in many Internet locations. Some of the main reasons why they are so problematic are their stealthiness, their ability to conduct different harmful actions once inside the computer and their various methods of distribution that oftentimes employ some form of disguise in order to make it more likely for the users to interact with them. Recently, we have learned about the emergence of yet another Trojan Horse threat – an insidious piece of malware called Overdue Invoice Email. Overdue Invoice Email, just like the rest of its kind, is a highly dangerous and malicious malware program. It can infect your computer in different ways and it is likely that a lot of the users who have had this Trojan attack their computer didn’t actually realize when and how the infection had occurred. Here, in this article, our main task is to help the victims of Overdue Invoice Email get rid of this infection and make their computer safe for future use. We have a special guide prepared for that but before we get to it, we must tell you something about the potential damage and harm that might come from such an infection.

Trojan Horse abilities

As we pointed out above, Trojans are rather versatile malware tools – they can be used for attacking and corrupting important data in your system, stealing information that can alter be used in different criminal schemes, filling your PC with more malware (Rootkits, Ransomware, other Trojans, etc.), spying on you while you are on the computer and so on and so forth. The full list of what a Trojan might potentially be able to do is quite large so we can’t focus on each separate potential ability of this type of malware. What you need to remember, though, is that it is important to act quickly and eliminate the infection using our instructions ASAP.

Remove Overdue Invoice Email Scam

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

A hidden threat

One very problematic aspect of the Trojan Horse viruses like Overdue Invoice Email is that they usually hide themselves well and trigger no red flags or symptoms in the majority of cases. Both at the moment of the initial infection and later, while the malware is operating from inside the system, you are unlikely to notice anything suspicious. Some more aggressive infections might still cause your machine to behave oddly, experience random crashes, errors and freezes and have its productivity slowed down due to excessive RAM and CPU use but all of those infections signs are situational.

Also, note that it might be difficult to predict if something that you encounter online is actually infected with a virus like Overdue Invoice Email. Normally, you should stay away from sketchy sites, sources for pirated downloadables, obscure ads, questionable update requests and so on but remember that even a legitimate and reliable site can get your PC infected with a Trojan the likes of Overdue Invoice Email if the hackers behind the malware have managed to compromise the said site. Therefore, it’s important to be vigilant and it is also very important to keep a reliable security program at your side for better overall protection of your system.

SUMMARY:

Name Overdue Invoice Email
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  You might notice some unusual activities, questionable processes, errors, crashes to BSOD and increased RAM and CPU consumption.
Distribution Method  Scam sites, pirated downloadables, fake ads and download suggestions, spam and many others.
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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