This page aims to help you remove “Your personal data is threatened” Trojan Mail Message. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
If you are one of the victims of “I hacked your device” Trojan Mail Message, the information in the next lines may be just what you need to carefully locate and remove the infection from your computer.If a nasty malware infection such as “Your personal data is threatened” has managed to insert itself inside your computer system, then you truly need to take immediate action and make sure to detect and eliminate the threat while you still can or else it may result in many different negative effects for your computer and for your virtual security. “Your personal data is threatened” is what is known as a Trojan Horse malware program – we are sure that you’ve already heard about these nasty pieces of malware. After all, the Trojans are multipurpose cyber-crime tools that get used in all kinds of scenarios to complete wide variety of malicious tasks. Since “Your personal data is threatened” in particular is a new representative of the Trojan Horse malware category, we still do not have too much information about it. What we currently know is that this is a highly advanced malware program that may get used for different criminal purposes depending on what the anonymous hackers who have created it are seeking to achieve. Oftentimes, Trojans like this one could get used to spread other malware such as Spyware, Rootkits and Ransomware. However, that is certainly not everything that an infection such as this one may be able to do. Other malicious activities that Trojans are oftentimes linked to are theft of personal data, direct personal espionage, corruption of important and valuable files inside the infected system and many more. Some such viruses could even provide the hackers who use them with direct access to the attacked system meaning that upon infection with such a malware program, the criminal who’s behind it would be able to control pretty much everything in your computer. Of course, you don’t want such a thing to happen to your PC in which case we advise you to take a really careful look at the instructions below and then complete them in order to detect “Your personal data is threatened” in your computer and remove it from the infected system.
You can’t really know when a Trojan is going to strike – these threats are oftentimes quite unpredictable and their methods of distribution can vary a lot. For instance, a spam e-mail’s attachment may be what delivers the infection inside your system but it’s also possible that the malware spreads via other means, for instance, infected pirated programs, shady and misleading ads on the Internet, other malware, phishing sites, fake update prompts and many more. Typically, the more careful you are on the Internet, the better your chances of avoiding future attacks from threats like “Your personal data is threatened”. The problem is that even then your machine may still be susceptible to such malware attacks. This is why our advice for you is to also make sure that your computer has the protection of an anti-malware or an antivirus program that has all of its updates installed. Though such security programs are by no means flawless, they can still help you detect and eliminate potential threats that you may not be able to manually spot and take care of on time.
|Name||“Your personal data is threatened”|
|Symptoms||“Your personal data is threatened” 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 “Your personal data is threatened” Trojan Mail Message
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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 “Your personal data is threatened” 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.