You’ve been h@@cked Email

*7-day Free Trial w/Credit card, no charge upfront or if you cancel up to 2 days before expiration; Subscription price varies per region w/ auto renewal unless you timely cancel; notification before you are billed; 30-day money-back guarantee; Read full terms and more information about free remover.

You’ve been h@@cked

“You’ve been h@@cked” is a newly developed Trojan horse virus that has recently been scouring the Internet and looking for new victims. If “You’ve been h@@cked” has managed to infect your PC, it is vital for your system’s safety that you have it removed immediately. E-mail scams are nothing new and the recent wave of phishing e-mails that are getting send to thousands of users is not something surprising. Recently, a lot of users have started receiving messages to their e-mail accounts where it is stated that the users’ PCs have been hacked and that a malware program inside the computer has acquired some sensitive personal data.

You've been h@@cked email

There’s a also a Bitcoin wallet address in those messages and the victims of this scheme are supposed to go to it and make a payment of a certain amount of money if they don’t want the “hackers” to make their personal and private information public by uploading it online and/or by sending it to the victims’ contacts. Usually, this is all a ruse and if you have received any such messages, you should definitely not trust them or pay anything to the people who are harassing you. However, even though there should usually be no actual issue with your PC, it’s still advisable to run a system check so that you can be certain that there’s indeed no malware inside your computer.

If you recently opened e-mail, stating something like this:

Hi, my prey.

This is my last warning.

I write you since I attached a trojan on the web site with porno which you have viewed. My trojan captured all your private data. Then switched on your camera which recorded the act of your solitary sex. Just after that the trojan saved your contact list.

I will erase the compromising video records and info if you transfer $900 United States Dollars in Bitcoin.

This is address for payment: 17M988tsFy7xtQkbbg5p5xVuqeEVP3gn9z

I give you 36 hours after you open my message for making the payment. As soon as you read the message I’ll see it right away. It is not necessary to tell me that you have sent money to me. This address is connected to you, My system will erased automatically after transfer confirmation.

If you don’t pay, I’ll send dirt to all your contacts. Let me remind you – I see what you’re doing. If you try to decieve me, I’ll know it immediately. I don’t live in your country. Bye. Don’t forget about the shame and to ignore, your life can be ruined.

Then you are most probably a target of an email scam. However it is also very likely that you indeed have a malware on your device and need to take measures to rectify that situation as soon as possible.

The You’ve been h@@cked Email

Though the claims in the phishing e-mails that claim your PC has been infected are usually false, there’s still a certain chance that there might be something malicious like the “You’ve been h@@cked” email on your computer. It is, therefore, best if you do not take any chances and instead clean your machine from anything suspicious and undesirable. This is the reason why we have also prepared a removal guide for you which you can use in order to look for the “You’ve been h@@cked” email in your computer and remove it if it is found.In case you can’t detect anything but you think that there might be a virus on your PC, you can try using the recommended removal program that we’ve put inside the guide – it will scan your computer and notify you about any potential threats that might get found on it.

About Trojans and “You’ve been h@@cked”

The reason you should ensure that no suspicious or hazardous software is allowed to reside in your computer if you are getting these phishing e-mails is because, if there is actually a Trojan such as “You’ve been h@@cked” or “There is an overdue payment under your name. Please, settle your debts ASAP.” on the machine, then all kinds of unpleasant consequences might arise from the presence of the infection on your computer. Having your data deleted, your system corrupted and the processes in your computer controlled by some anonymous hackers are only some of the things Trojans can do. Also, getting more malware like rootkits, worms and ransomware that get downloaded by the Trojan is yet another dreadful possibility. This is the reason it’s so important to check your PC and remove anything that might be hazardous. Also, make sure you stay safe out there, on the Internet as you can never know when some obscure link or ad or unreliable download can get you a nasty Trojan horse infection.


NameYou’ve been h@@cked
Type Trojan
Detection Tool

Remove “You’ve been h@@cked”

To try and remove “You’ve been h@@cked” quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the “You’ve been h@@cked” extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove “You’ve been h@@cked” by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of “You’ve been h@@cked” and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed “You’ve been h@@cked” removal 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 may require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Next, Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step1 Uninstall the “You’ve been h@@cked” app and kill its processes

The first thing you must try to do is look for any sketchy installs on your computer and uninstall anything you think may come from “You’ve been h@@cked”. After that, you’ll also need to get rid of any processes that may be related to the unwanted app by searching for them in the Task Manager.

Note that sometimes an app, especially a rogue one, may ask you to install something else or keep some of its data (such as settings files) on your PC – never agree to that when trying to delete a potentially rogue software. You need to make sure that everything is removed from your PC to get rid of the malware. Also, if you aren’t allowed to go through with the uninstallation, proceed with the guide, and try again after you’ve completed everything else.

  • Uninstalling the rogue app
  • Killing any rogue processes

Type Apps & Features in the Start Menu, open the first result, sort the list of apps by date, and look for suspicious recently installed entries.

Click on anything you think could be linked to “You’ve been h@@cked”, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.

delete suspicious You've been h@@cked apps

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to “You’ve been h@@cked”.

If you come across a questionable process, right-click it, click Open File Location, scan the files with the free online malware scanner shown below, and then delete anything that gets flagged as a threat.

Each file will be scanned with up to 64 antivirus programs to ensure maximum accuracy
This scanner is free and will always remain free for our website's users.
This file is not matched with any known malware in the database. You can either do a full real-time scan of the file or skip it to upload a new file. Doing a full scan with 64 antivirus programs can take up to 3-4 minutes per file.
Drag and Drop File Here To Scan
Drag and Drop File Here To Scan
Analyzing 0 s
Each file will be scanned with up to 64 antivirus programs to ensure maximum accuracy
    This scanner is based on VirusTotal's API. By submitting data to it, you agree to their Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, and to the sharing of your sample submission with the security community. Please do not submit files with personal information if you do not want them to be shared.
    Delete You've been h@@cked files and quit its processes.

    After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.

    Step2 Undo “You’ve been h@@cked” changes made to different system settings

    It’s possible that “You’ve been h@@cked” has affected various parts of your system, making changes to their settings. This can enable the malware to stay on the computer or automatically reinstall itself after you’ve seemingly deleted it. Therefore, you need to check the following elements by going to the Start Menu, searching for them, and pressing Enter to open them and to see if anything has been changed there without your approval. Then you must undo any unwanted changes made to these settings in the way shown below:

    • DNS
    • Hosts
    • Startup
    • Task
    • Services
    • Registry

    Type in Start Menu: View network connections

    Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:

    Undo DNS changes made by You've been h@@cked

    Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

    Delete You've been h@@cked IPs from Hosts

    Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps

    Disable You've been h@@cked startup apps

    Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler

    Delete You've been h@@cked scheduled tasks

    Type in the Start Menu: Services

    Disable You've been h@@cked services

    Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor

    Press Ctrl + F to open the search window

    Clear the Registry from You've been h@@cked items

    About the author


    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.

    Leave a Comment

    We are here to help! Use SpyHunter to remove malware in under 15 minutes.

    Not Your OS? Download for Windows® and Mac®.

    * See Free Trial offer details and alternative Free offer here.

    ** SpyHunter Pro receives additional removal definitions and manual fixes through its HelpDesk in cases where they are needed.

    Spyware Helpdesk 1