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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes

PWSteal.Fakemsn.L

PWSteal.Fakemsn.L, or PWS:Win32/Fakemsn.L, was first detected back in 2012. The sinister infection can enter the PC and run undetected; therefore, it is strongly recommended that you check your computer with a reliable malware scanner to ensure that you do not need to remove it from your operating Windows system. It may enter the PC via multiple security backdoors, including spam email attachments, bundled downloads, freeware, encrypted software installation, etc. Unfortunately, this is not the end of the road since the Trojan then can download additional files and infect your PC further. Of course, you should not let this happen. If you want to learn how to remove PWSteal.Fakemsn.L, all of the information you need is provided below.

PWSteal.Fakemsn.L is exceptionally dangerous as it can steal your passwords, hijack personal accounts and take over the control of your virtual life. This is the responsibility of malignant Trojan files which are dropped onto your computer during the execution or are downloaded without your knowledge. The first malign file you should detect and delete is explorer.exe (%WINDIR%) because it may disable the safe mode and change Windows Security Centre settings in order to block any removal operations. Additionally this file can infect USB drives and access personal chat accounts to spread malware to other systems. Mf.exe (%WINDIR%) is not a friendly component either, and you can blame it for restricting access to Registry Editor and Task Manager. Most important, it is this file which logs your keystrokes and mouse-clicks in order to retrieve passwords and user names.

If you do not want the dangerous files running on your PC and qtwm.exe (%APPDATA%) downloading more questionable products, remove PWSteal.Fakemsn.L at once. Of course, you will not be able to proceed manually, unless you know how to detect and delete the rootkit wpbt0.dll. This file is responsible for hiding the Trojan against removal, and since Task Manger is blocked, it may be impossible to terminate it. Nonetheless, if you apply an automatic removal tool SpyHunter, the infection will get deleted right away. Do you have more concerns? Do not hesitate to leave a comment below because we can help.

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How to manually remove PWSteal.Fakemsn.L

Files associated with PWSteal.Fakemsn.L infection:

qtwm.exe
mf.exe
mq3b.dll
qtwm.exe
zabaj.exe
explorer.exe
wpbt0.dll
CStrip.exe
wpbt0.dll
explorer.exe
CStrip.exe
mf.exe
zabaj.exe
mq3b.dll

PWSteal.Fakemsn.L DLL's to remove:

wpbt0.dll
mq3b.dll
wpbt0.dll
mq3b.dll

PWSteal.Fakemsn.L processes to kill:

qtwm.exe
zabaj.exe
CStrip.exe
mf.exe
qtwm.exe
zabaj.exe
explorer.exe
CStrip.exe
explorer.exe
mf.exe
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