Sorteo de Vacaciones Iberia Scam

Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia

“Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia” is a threatening piece of malware known as a Trojan Horse that typically gets delivered into user’s computers through the help of misleading spam messages. Scammers oftentimes threaten their victims with “Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia” in attempts to extort money from them through blackmailing.

Sorteo de Vacaciones Iberia
The Sorteo de Vacaciones Iberia Scam

One very famous form of web spamming is that in which a phishing email is sent to the user. In the “Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia” and phishing email, via WhatsApp, a supposed Iberia summer holiday prize draw is announced and shared with lightning speed in which we can supposedly win “5000 free return tickets to Europe”. With the “Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia” the scammers are trying to get your details and those of your contacts by posing as the Spanish airline. The scammers also lure and invite potential victims to visit spam and fake survey websites that aim to get consumers to purchase unwanted products or services and disclose their personal details to be used fraudulently. Blocking a consumer’s credit/debit card is also a possible threat that fraudsters can make to extort money from their victims.

Right off the bat, we must tell you not to follow any of the link instructions that may have been given to you inside these scam messages. Even if there’s malware like “Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia” in your computer, sending the requested data to the blackmailers is not a good way of handling this. Besides, the most important thing you need to understand about this type of e-mail phishing campaigns is that they are more often than not nothing but simple scamming schemes. There is probably no malware in your computer that can cause harm to the system. Still, if you want to make sure that there really isn’t malware in your computer, try the next removal guide that focuses on eliminating the nasty “Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia” Trojan. The reason we will be focusing on this particular threat is because most of the scammers we’ve just talked about use this exact virus to scare their victims.

The Trojans are not to be underestimated – you need to be careful!

Our guide should help you take care of any potential malware threats such as “Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia” hidden in your computer. However, even this doesn’t guarantee that your machine is fully clean and safe. Therefore, it’s important that you also have some form of software protection tool such as the one that we’ve mentioned in this write-up. There is reason why the blackmailing scammers typically choose to intimidate their victims by telling them there’s a Trojan like “Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia” in the victim’s machine. The Trojans are both really sneaky which makes their manual detection difficult and they are also very harmful and unpredictable. Because of this, it is imperative that you provide your computer with the best protection possible. Do not go to shady sites or open questionable file attachments and do not install pirated software in your computer. Also, as we already said, keep a good and strong security program in your machine to help you fend off and take care of any hidden threats that may have managed to sneak in your computer without you having been able to notice them.


Name“Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia”
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms If you are receiving phishing spam messages of this type, you are likely yet another target of this spam campaign.
Distribution MethodTrojans could get distributed through spam messages, pirated programs, malvertising as well as in other ways.
Detection Tool

Remove Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia Scam

If you are looking for a way to remove “Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia” you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for “Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia” and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall “Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia” as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of “Sorteo de vacaciones Iberia” completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.

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


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).



Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


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. 



    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.



    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:





    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:



    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:

    hosts_opt (1)


    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.



    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

    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!

    About the author


    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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