Whats App – Missed Voice Message Scam

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Whats App – Missed Voice Message

Many concerned users have recently reported that they have received threatening phishing/scam e-mails in which they have been told that their computers have been infected by a Trojan horse virus called Whats App – Missed Voice Message . As a result, the sender of the e-mails gained direct access to the computer and threaten to use Whats App – Missed Voice Message for various malicious purposes.

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The Whats App – Missed Voice Message Scam

Our specialists have discovered a new phishing campaign on WhatsApp that impersonates WhatsApp’s voice messaging feature and attempts to spread information-stealing malware to thousands of email addresses. The goal of this fraudulent campaign is to lead the recipient through a series of steps, the end result of which is to end up with the installation of an information theft malware infection, opening the way for certificate theft.

It is very common these days for this information theft malware to be spread aggressively through a variety of means, with phishing remaining a primary channel for threat actors. The object of theft by these specialized malware tools is most often sensitive information, with account data stored in browsers and applications being stolen primarily, but also targeting cryptocurrency wallets, SSH keys, and even files stored on the computer.

However, to be sure there really is nothing malicious on your PC, we advise you to follow the next removal guide for the Whats App – Missed Voice Message Trojan horse virus. Whats App – Missed Voice Message is a recent and highly malicious cyber threat and it is one that many users currently have on their machines, so its important to make sure that you don’t have it as well.

A few words about threats like Whats App – Missed Voice Message

As you might already know, Trojans are some of the sneakiest and most problematic malware threats out there. They may trigger no specific symptoms and their methods of distribution are often difficult to figure out and avoid. If you have indeed landed Whats App – Missed Voice Message , though, it might have been by installing some pirated software, by clicking on the wrong online request or ad, by downloading some spam message’s attachment, by visiting some illegal website and so on and so forth.

If you have recently done any of these and have received a blackmailing e-mail like the ones described above, make sure to use our guide and/or the tool in it to ensure that your PC is clean and safe.

SUMMARY:

NameWhats App – Missed Voice Message
TypeTrojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Trojans usually show no symptoms but you should still be looking out for any unusual activities in your machine.
Distribution Method Spam letters, malicious advertising campaigns, pirated programs, illegally distributed software, etc.
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Remove Whats App – Missed Voice Message Scam

If you are looking for a way to remove Whats App – Missed Voice Message 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 Whats App – Missed Voice Message and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall Whats App – Missed Voice Message as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of Whats App – Missed Voice Message 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


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

    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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    About the author

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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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