Remove “Hello My Victim” Email Bitcoin Virus | Updated

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“Hello My Victim” is a new email scam that circulates the internet and gives many users a heart attack. Actually, this email hoax is not exactly new. In fact, it is just an upgrade to the now well-known Bitcoin email scam that acts in the same way. The crooks claim that they’ve hacked your computer while you were visiting pornographic websites. And, they’ve managed to spy on you because of the virus they launched on your device. They also threaten to expose a rather sensitive footage of you, from the time when you were supposedly watching adult videos.

In exchange for their silence, you’re being blackmailed. Hackers make it clear that if you don’t want this video to see the light of day, you must pay them in Bitcoins. The sum varies between $200 and $1000. You must not believe a single word that’s written in the email. This fraudulent message is designed to scare you and make you jump into unnecessary actions. We suggest that you keep your cool and delete this email as soon as you receive it. Then, you should proceed with scanning your PC for the parasite responsible for this scamware.

We’ve already established that the “Hello My Victim” email is nothing but a scheme to steal your money. Unfortunately, just deleting the message will not resolve the real issue. It is a start, yes. But the annoying scamware parasite will just change its tactics and try to make you fall into another malicious trap. But how did such dangerous software manage to sneak on your computer in the first place? Well, that’s all thanks to your negligence and naivety.

Crooks like the ones behind this scamware thrive thanks to users’ carelessness. If you’re not careful enough and do not pay close attention to what you do online, it will be easy for you to unknowingly allow a nasty parasite on your cyber machine. In most cases, this happens through spam emails, fake updates, torrent files, shady ads, etc. Often, users install bundled software under the quick setup mode and thus risk the unauthorized installation of hidden malware. To make sure such bonus programs or applications are visible for you to deselect, make sure to opt for a Custom/Advanced type of installation.

The “Hello My Victim” Email Bitcoin Scamware aims to play with your fear, in order to accomplish its goal. Instead of losing yourself to the emotions flooding your mind, take a moment to consider your situation. The senders do not provide specific details. What website did they use to infect your computer? All there is in this message are threats. Empty threats.

Cryptocurrency is an interesting choice. Probably because it is untraceable. Once you send the demanded sum, you cannot get your money back. But do not let the scammers’ demands frighten you. Delete this message and check your computer system for any malicious software. Be smarter than those scammers and protect your computer from harm! Get rid of the parasite responsible for the “Hello My Victim” hoax and move on with your life.

“Hello My Victim” Email Bitcoin Virus Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still cannot remove “Hello My Victim” Email Bitcoin Virus from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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