The “You got recorded” Email
The “You got recorded” email is a spoof scam that relies on the users being scared. Its goal is to make you believe you are infected while at the same time the “you got recorded” email is the product of nothing more but a hacked database.
A malicious Trojan Horse designed to perform various harmful activities on the user’s computer has recently been reported to our “How to remove” team. The threat goes under the name of “You got recorded” and is rapidly spreading across the web with the help of different legitimate-looking transmitters. A specific characteristic of most new Trojans is their ability to mimic completely legitimate files, ads, emails and messages and to easily mislead the web users about their real purpose and nature. In many cases, once such threats find their way inside the computer, they mimic regular system processes and hide deep in the OS without showing any symptoms of their presence. For this reason, we advise the users who think that they might have been infected with “You got recorded” to check their computer by scanning the entire system with a trusted security software tool and remove anything that is detected as a threat. Otherwise, if not detected and removed on time, the Trojan can work undisturbed and monitor your Internet activity, steal your personal information, and do many other nasty things. With this in mind, in the next lines, we have prepared a detailed removal guide with step-by-step removal instructions, as well as a professional scanner for quick and effective Trojan elimination.
How dangerous can a Trojan like “You got recorded” be?
Most users are unaware of the damage that Trojan Horses such as “You got recorded” may cause. However, it is important to mention that these threats are some of the most unpredictable forms of malware because they can be programmed to perform different harmful activities, one after the other. On top of that, thanks to using camouflage, the Trojans rarely show any visible symptoms while operating and it may take weeks or even months in some cases for the victims to realize that they have been compromised. After infecting the system without the users’ knowledge, those threats hide in the background and launch various activities that are considered extremely malicious. According to computer specialists, the infection can put your security at a serious risk by doing some of the following:
- Exploiting your system’s resources for illegal cryptocurrency mining or spam distribution;
- Recording your keystrokes and mouse movements with the goal of obtaining login and password credentials;
- Providing access to the infected system to the hackers and allowing them to install more malicious software in your computer.
- Turning the computer into a bot and using it for distribution of viruses, spam, and malware like Ransomware or Spyware.
This is just to give you an idea of what could possibly happen if you have a Trojan like “You got recorded” on your computer. However, the harmful abilities of this malware are not limited to the activities above, which means that you may also experience another form of attack, which may not be mentioned here.
Remove “You got recorded” as soon as possible.
With all that we said above, we believe that it is clear why it is important to quickly detect and eliminate the infection from the system. To help you with this uneasy task, below we have prepared a detailed Removal Guide with manual instructions and a professional removal tool for an in-depth system check.
|Name||“You got recorded”|
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Trojans are very good in hiding their symptoms and usually don’t show any visible signs of their presence.|
|Distribution Method||Spam messages, malicious email attachments, malvertising, infected websites, pirated content, cracked software.|
Some threats of this type reinstall themselves repeatedly if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to scan for malicious programs. This may save you hours and cut down your time to about 15 minutes.
Remove “You got recorded”
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).
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.
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:
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:
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—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!