Trojan Horse infections are a well known category of malware that has been around for a long time, and has pretty much always been one of the most common and widespread types of software threats. The specific goal of the current post is to tell you about a Trojan Horse virus labeled You better pay me . His threat is a new one, and there are likely quite a few antivirus programs at the moment, which do not yet have You better pay me within their databases. This means it is possible that this virus may enter a given computer and remain unnoticed by the security tool in that computer – this is what’s called a zero-day attack. If you are here because you think You better pay me may be inside your system, but your antivirus hasn’t alerted you to its presence, then it is especially important that you read the next paragraphs, and then refer to the removal guide provided below them. If you follow the instructions from the guide correctly, you should be able to remove this Trojan from your computer in case the malware program has been able to infect your machine.
The You better pay me Email Scam Virus
There are several specific characteristics of Trojans like You better pay me , which make the representatives of this particular category of malware particularly dangerous, and problematic. One of those characteristics is the stealth of the Trojans. It is no coincidence that these malware threats have been named after the infamous wooden Trojan Horse from the Greek mythology. The malware programs of the same name are particularly sneaky, and their pretty much always come under the guise of something that doesn’t raise any suspicion. Some common examples are when Trojans are disguised as the installers of popular games, or programs, that have been downloaded from pirate sites, or when a fake update file is used to carry the virus. Also, in many cases, a Trojan may directly get downloaded and executed in the targeted machine, if the user clicks on some misleading, and hazardous online ad. Spam letters are another favourite method that hackers are known for using in order to spread Trojans. In this case, the infection is added to the letter as an email attachment, and is presented as some useful, and harmless file, which the user is urged to download, and open. In some cases, a more experienced user may be able to spot that there’s something fishy, and avoid the piece of content used to carry the Trojan. However, even the most experienced may fall victims to a Trojan, which is why it is important to have a strong antivirus on your machine, that is kept fully updated at all times.
The versatility of the Trojan Horse threats
We can’t tell you exactly what type of harm you could expect from You better pay me , because threats like it are highly versatile in their uses and abilities. In some cases, the malware may steal your banking numbers, and allow the hackers behind it to drain your banking accounts. In other cases, the malware may force your machine to use up all of its CPU, GPU, and RAM in order to mine BitCoins, that get sent to the hackers’ virtual wallets. A Trojan may even download another threat, such as а Ransomware cryptovirus, inside your machine. All in all, there are way too many possibilities to list here, but the important thing is to use the guide that you will see below, and thus make sure that none of them become reality.
You better pay me SUMMARY:
|Name||You better pay me|
|Danger Level||High ( You better pay me Ransomware encrypts all types of files)|
|Symptoms||Though in many cases there may be no visible symptoms, in some instances you may notice increased CPU and RAM use, unusual software errors, sudden restarts, BSOD crashes, and other similar irregularities.|
|Distribution Method||The methods normally used to spread threats of the Trojan Horse category include the use of spam messages, pirated software, malicious ads, and other social engineering techniques.|
You better pay me Email Scam Removal
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: IP related to You better pay me
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 You better pay me .
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 as there could be a link between them and You better pay me , 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 – You better pay me
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 You better pay me 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.