A dangerous email scam is circulating on the internet. The message reads the following:
“It seems that, *******-is your password. You may not know me and you are probably wondering why you got this e-mail, right? Actually, I setup a malware on the adult vids (porno) web-site and guess what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching videos, your internet browser started out functioning as a RDP (Remote Desktop) having a keylogger which gave me access to your screen and webcam. After that, my software program obtained all of your contacts from your Messenger, FB, as well as email. What exactly did I do? I backuped phone. All the photo, video and contacts. I created a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were watching (you’ve got a good taste haha …), and 2nd part shows the recording of your web cam. Exactly what should you do? Well, I think, $800 is a fair price for our little secret. You’ll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search “how to buy bitcoin” in Google).”
The 1BARBfTXdwaRenZjcG8t2LAsbQm6abfw13 Bitcoin Email belongs to the scamware category. A user receives this email and is made to believe that not only have you been spied on, but sensitive data has been stolen from you. And, now crooks are blackmailing you, so this information doesn’t get shared with other people. Do not believe those lies! This email is fraudulent! It is made by criminals, seeking to benefit from your naivety. It is important not to panic. This message is nothing but a hoax, designed to frighten you and make you pay the asked amount of money.
You may think that this message has emerged out of the blue, but that’s not the case. Scamware infections are very sneaky. They cannot hack you directly. They need your permission in order to invade. And it is very easy to trick you into doing that. Most often, this infection spreads through software bundling. If you’re not being careful and are too negligent, you can easily make the mistake of inviting this infection on board. That’s why it is important to always follow a Custom, rather than Quick installation, so any hidden content can be visible for you to deselect. Cyber criminals rely on your carelessness and naivety, to make you fall right into their trap. Always think twice before you click something on the internet. You never know what threats lurk behind a seemingly reliable ad or link. Also, make sure to steer clear of spam emails, as malicious software is known to hide behind such messages as well.
This scamware email thrives on your fear. Do not fall into that. It’s nothing but a trick, designed to take your money. The hackers claim that they’ve spied on you through your webcam and are now making you pay a ransom, so this data doesn’t see the light of day. Crooks ask for the amount of 800 US dollars in the form of Bitcoin as payment. Do not trust these lies! What you have to do, is simply delete this fraudulent email, scan your computer and locate the infection responsible for this hellish message. Once you know the malicious software’s whereabouts, you need to get rid of it ASAP, before it is able to do severe damages. The sooner you act against this menace, the better!
1BARBfTXdwaRenZjcG8t2LAsbQm6abfw13 Bitcoin Email Scam Uninstall
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove 1BARBfTXdwaRenZjcG8t2LAsbQm6abfw13 Bitcoin Email Scam from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.