This page aims to help you remove “Be sure to read this message” Email Virus Scam. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
If there is a Trojan virus inside of your computer system, you need to act quickly and decisively or else the consequences may oftentimes be irreversible. We are talking about corrupted system files and messed-up registry, stolen personal data and online profile credentials, additional infections with Ransomware, Rootkits and Worms as well as remote control over your machine from some anonymous hacker’s computer. These are all possible effects of a Trojan Horse attack on your system and since we have recently received reports about yet another such malicious program (named “Be sure to read this message” ) on the loose, we need to remind all our readers to stay safe and, in case they suspect that their system has gotten infiltrated by this scary virus, take immediate action in order to rid their computers of the malware before it gets too late. The examples of what a Trojan such as this one may be able to do that we gave you above really are only that – a few examples to give you an idea about what these infections may be capable of. But you should understand that many Trojan Horses are highly-versatile cybercrime tools that may have dozens of different abilities and that may get re-programmed and repurposed on the go. With all this information in mind, you really need to take care of your computer and ensure that it does not have anything related to “Be sure to read this message” in it. Our advice for you is to start with the guide that we are going to give you in just a bit. It offers a set of manual steps you must follow, that will help you locate and remove any data on your computer that may originate from “Be sure to read this message” . In that same guide, there’s also a tool for automatic removal of malware programs such as this one so be sure to give it a go in case the manual steps do not seem to cut it for you.
Sources of Trojans and how to recognize them
It should typically be relatively easy for a moderately experienced computer user to recognize potentially hazardous content on the Internet. Spam letter in their social accounts and e-mail inbox, suspicious ads and too-good-to-be-true online requests that tell you you’ve won some kind of prize. Pirated programs and illegally distributed software downloads are yet another commonly used method of getting Trojans and other malware inside more computers. If you have an overall idea about how most kinds of malware gets distributed, you should know that all of these are to be avoided. However, hackers are smart and always seem to find new and less obvious ways to get malware programs like “Be sure to read this message” inside more machines. Therefore, it’s still important not to leave our computer unprotected by not having a reliable security tool installed on it. An antivirus and/or an anti-malware is still an essential protection component that can help you deal with less obvious malware threats that you may not be able to spot manually at first. Also, do not forget about the importance of regularly updating your security programs so that they would be able to deal with the latest forms of malware that you may encounter on the Internet.
|Name||“Be sure to read this message”|
|Symptoms||“Be sure to read this message” Trojan is hard to detect and aside from increased use of RAM and CPU, there would barely be any other visible red flags.|
|Distribution Method||Most of the time, Trojans get distributed through spam e-mails and social network messages, malicious ads, shady and pirated downloads, questionable torrents and other similar methods.|
Remove “Be sure to read this message” Email Scam 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 “Be sure to read this message” Ransomware. 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.
Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com, a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people.