Someone matched with you on Tinder Email

Someone matched with you on Tinder

“Someone matched with you on Tinder” belongs to the malicious software type of Trojan horse viruses. “Someone matched with you on Tinder” is among the latest variants of its kind and can therefore bypass many security programs.

Someone Matched With You On Tinder

Some users have been receiving this fake email :

Subject: It’s a Match!

Someone matched with you on Tinder!
FIND OUT WHO
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A Trojan’s novelty is one of the things that gives it an unfair advantage in the face of security software. This is due to the simple fact that a virus that hasn’t yet been recognized by security researchers cannot be added to the virus definitions of a given antivirus program. Hence, it is oftentimes able to bypass a computer’s defenses without obstruction, which makes it all the more dangerous.

“Someone matched with you on Tinder” is one of the Trojans that has only just been identified by experts. And therefore a lot of new infections with it are being reported by users at the time of writing.

Due to its novelty, however, there’s also the issue of not knowing all the specifics about “Someone matched with you on Tinder”. Trojans are notoriously versatile and can be programmed for an incredibly large range of different malicious tasks. And that leaves us still in need of the exact purpose that this particular piece of malware serves. So while we can’t pinpoint it, we can at least provide you with a glimpse of what the potential usages may be.

 

SUMMARY:

Name“Someone matched with you on Tinder”
TypeTrojan
Danger LevelHigh (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
SymptomsTrojans don’t usually cause any symptoms that would suggest an infection, but at times their presence may leads to various forms of system instability.
Distribution Method Spam messages and various phishing schemes along with malicious online ads are among the leading sources. 
Detection Tool

Please follow all the steps below in order to remove “Someone matched with you on Tinder”!

How to remove “Someone matched with you on Tinder”

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find “Someone matched with you on Tinder” in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select “Someone matched with you on Tinder” from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to “Someone matched with you on Tinder”.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to “Someone matched with you on Tinder”.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove “Someone matched with you on Tinder” from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the “Someone matched with you on Tinder” extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to “Someone matched with you on Tinder” and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of “Someone matched with you on Tinder” on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the “Someone matched with you on Tinder” extension
  4. Get rid of “Someone matched with you on Tinder” by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “”Someone matched with you on Tinder”” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete “Someone matched with you on Tinder”

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the “Someone matched with you on Tinder” process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete “Someone matched with you on Tinder”
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “”Someone matched with you on Tinder”” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall “Someone matched with you on Tinder”

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for “Someone matched with you on Tinder” in there
    4. Uninstall “Someone matched with you on Tinder” from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any “Someone matched with you on Tinder”-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to “Someone matched with you on Tinder” in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    Is Someone matched with you on Tinder email dangerous?

    Here’s a handful of the most popular ways in which the hackers behind “Someone matched with you on Tinder” may be using it.
    Resource exploitation. A Trojan like “Someone matched with you on Tinder” and Halaboommall can be set to hijack your computer’s resources, such as its RAM and CPU, in order to execute various tasks on behalf of the hackers. For example, a very popular thing Trojans are employed for is mining cryptocurrencies on the victims’ computers. Alternatively, your machine may be involved in a botnet and be put to work sending out spam, infecting other machines or even partaking in large-scale DDoS attacks.
    Although this is not the most common usage, it can still happen that you land a Trojan programmed to destroy data or even corrupt your OS.
    Trojans like “Someone matched with you on Tinder” are infamous spies. They can utilize a variety of techniques and mechanisms through which they can acquire sensitive information from users. For instance, “Someone matched with you on Tinder” may log your keystrokes and thus gain access to all the data you type using your keyboard. Alternatively, a Trojan like this can be set to share your screen with the hackers or even switch on your webcam or mic.
    Theft is by far the most common usage and it’s similar to spying in that many of the techniques overlap. However, the end result is that here you are inevitably robbed of something: your social media profiles, money and even your identity.
    Clearly there’s no need to continue this list in order to illustrate how dangerous this virus may potentially be. Therefore, removing “Someone matched with you on Tinder” should be at the top of your list of priorities. And to help you do this effectively, we’ve designed a special removal guide just below this post. In it we’ve also linked a professional removal tool if you would rather have this process taken care of automatically.

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    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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