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Concerning the removal of 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz
As you can see, the guide on this page includes a number of steps that you need to follow in that same order so as to locate the malicious 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz-related data in your computer and remove it. This should usually allow you to clean your computer from the grasp of the Trojan infection. However, something important we need to tell you about this form of malware is that its representatives may be capable of disguising themselves in many ways. For instance, the files of the Trojan or its processes may have names and descriptions that are almost identical to those of some legitimate system files and process. This could make it difficult for you to locate the malicious data and processes and it may also lead to the deletion of an actual system process or file, resulting in even more problems. That is why we advise you to always scan your computer with a strong antivirus or anti-malware tool before and during the process of manually removing the infection. If you currently don’t have such a program to help you against 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz, you can use the one we’ve linked in the guide above.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Viruses of this type are difficult to notice without security software due to their lack of symptoms.|
|Distribution Method||Mostly through pirated content and malvertisements.|
Remove 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz Bitcoin Email Virus
Note: Before you go any further, we advise you to bookmark this page or have it open on a separate device such as your smartphone or another PC. Some of the steps might require you to exit your browser on this PC.
2: Task Manager
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.
If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.
Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.
3: The Hosts file
Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.
Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that.
If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the virus.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
4: Disable Startup programs
Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.
Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10, it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:
If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious , disable those programs and select OK.
5: Registry Editor
Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.
Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.
Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.
6: Deleting potentially malicious data
Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:
Delete everything you see in Temp linked to 12s4cfoNTzT68gSdxLjmSRT3qdvaqwDWNz. About the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.