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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans

Threat Finder

Threat Finder is a computer infection that is extremely dangerous and irritating. Even though Threat Finder cannot download more malware, that you would need to remove, or hijack your personal accounts, this clandestine threat is annoying because it can encrypt your personal files. Once the attack is in full swing, the infection presents a notification indicating that the files will be decrypted only if you pay a certain sum of money. Do you want to learn how to remove Threat Finder and how to restore your personal files? If you do, read this report and check the removal guide.

The devious Threat Finder is no better than ZeroLocker, CTB-Locker, or other infamous ransomware threats that can encrypt personal files. Note that the mentioned infections also require removal, and they could attack your computer as soon as you delete Threat Finder itself. These malicious threats can be distributed using various drive-by download and social engineering scams, but it is most likely that you will encounter Threat Finder after opening a corrupted spam email attachment. Once executed, the infection will encrypt your personal files, which means that you will not be able to open them unless you obtain the so-called private key. Here are a few extracts from the Threat Finder notification.

Warning! Your personal files are encrypted!
Don’t switch off your computer and/or internet, otherwise your key will be disabled
Your important files encryption produced on this computer: photos, videos, documents, etc. Here is a complete list of encrypted files, and you can personally verify this.

To obtain the private key for this computer, which will automatically decrypt files, you need to pay 300 USD / 300 EUR / similar amount in another currency.

The intimidating notification is followed by a disclaimer indicating that if you try to remove or damage Threat Finder, the private key will be destroyed, meaning that you will not be able to restore your own files, and there will be nothing left to do but remove them. Obviously, this is not a big deal if you have created backups for your personal photos, videos, documents, and other files. However, if your only copies are encrypted, you might be tempted to pay the $300 ransom. Even though it is terrible to have your personal files removed, we warn you that there are no guarantees that the payment will work. In the worst case scenario, your money will be gone together with your files.

Our malware researchers warn that there isn’t much to do once Threat Finder corrupts your operating system. If you are willing to take the risk, you will pay the requested ransom, but first we recommend using alternative decryption software that might be able to help you restore files for free. Regardless of the outcome regarding your files, you need to delete Threat Finder from your operating system, and we have prepared a guide that will help you install automatic malware removal software. Use this software to remove Threat Finder components.

Threat Finder Removal

Remove from Windows XP

  1. Restart the PC and wait for the BIOS screen to load.
  2. Immediately start tapping F8 to access the Windows Advanced Options Menu.
  3. Using arrow keys on your keyboard choose Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter.
  4. Click Yes on the Windows is running in safe mode notification.
  5. Launch the browser and visit http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph .
  6. Download the automatic malware detection and removal tool SpyHunter.
  7. Install the application, run a system scan, and delete the detected threats.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7

  1. Restart the PC and wait for the BIOS screen to load.
  2. Immediately start tapping F8 to access the Advanced Boot Options menu.
  3. Using arrow keys on your keyboard choose Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter.
  4. Go to http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph and download a malware remover.
  5. Use the application to scan the computer and delete all existing threats.

Remove from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

  1. Click the Power Options button at the top of the Metro UI start screen.
  2. Press and hold the Shift key and then click Restart to open the Troubleshoot menu.
  3. Select Advanced options and choose Windows Startup Settings.
  4. Reboot your PC in Safe Mode with Networking by selecting the F5 option.
  5. Download a reliable security tool from http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph .
  6. Delete all computer infections using the tool.
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How to manually remove Threat Finder

Files associated with Threat Finder infection:

WINDED6.exe
msavfit.exe
csrsss.exe
xaZYOVJW.exe
dtkmujvo.exe
oygqyunapnp.exe
00b5d693.exe
SyncHostps.exe
msn.exe
ifgxpers.exe
UpgradeHelper.exe
acuvzomo.exe
securitywindrv.exe
pmstcdjwz.exe
b34btbztdb0vavaw.exe
sqlncli.exe
wlsidten.dll
96dddda4.dll
JfCqQ5JC.exe
msdtmsrd.exe
ubvhynpxh.exe
bf8h8d02hf.exe
00qbipeq.exe
hwj3ba6j.dss
yaiiwockc.dll
brenasa.exe
DLL321.dll
DA0B.exe
wjthvwjb.dss
{097444e7-2d87-ba3c-2efe-9f54812d824a}.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Temp
zqmkrehUkpoKfsafsaZg.exe
C87C.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%
skype.dat
taskhost.exe.exe
gcrwcoak.exe
pYunY8m4VL3qLc.exe
WinSyncMetastore.exe
OmaSG21e.exe
%APPDATA%\system
dyjdl.exe
obvwo.exe
Other.res
rvcbcyks.exe
rool0_pk.exe
idiokbbrv.exe
scvhost.exe
comeo.exe
crack.exe
aPr0hY9.exe
Piranha.exe
TimeDateMUICallback.exe
%TEMP%
videotwisterSA.exe
mplayer2.exe
m2PythonLoader.exe
%UserProfile%
Firewallservice.exe
2084473.dll
wahneaqa.exe
wpbt0.dll
3511172082012Build.exe
%APPDATA%\Task Scheduler
n.
cf6640a77ed4926a4c6be661ab93def9d13408753dd07e8d02836996a2f247b6.exe
puozlkmyj.dll
ACEIEAddOn.dll
ctfmon.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\lollipop
install_0_msi.exe
xlqbteeb.exe
dqnbdq7.dss
%APPDATA%\updates
%CommonProgramFiles%
Nbt.exe
secproc_isv.exe
%SystemDrive%\????????????
audipbrd.exe
xctqakcqbeo.dll
UpdatePriv.exe
bvhylsviw.exe
87b2cb3916261d5c807bf44262755cb0.exe
Q3d38543.exe
wlsidten.exe
VaultSysUi.exe
svchost.exe
Task Scheduler.exe
p1.exe
uenovfiu.exe
xmlfilter.exe
ieudator.dll
setex.exe
wgsdgsdgdsgsd.exe
%AppData%
ssntvs.exe
msshell.exe
systemcpl.exe
iner.exe
%WINDIR%\Temp
najeoxtt.exe
questscan.dll
%WINDIR%\system32
NTServiceManager.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data
msnmsgrr.exe
jsdhlexdqkllnbcxgai.bfg
administration.exe
ex3b.dll
Updating.exe
魔法桌面第三方主题破解补丁V1.1.exe
MusicCollector.exe
bzsbkotiu.exe
50E1.exe

Threat Finder DLL's to remove:

ACEIEAddOn.dll
DLL321.dll
2084473.dll
ieudator.dll
wpbt0.dll
puozlkmyj.dll
ex3b.dll
xctqakcqbeo.dll
wlsidten.dll
96dddda4.dll
questscan.dll
yaiiwockc.dll

Threat Finder processes to kill:

Q3d38543.exe
csrsss.exe
rool0_pk.exe
TimeDateMUICallback.exe
obvwo.exe
WINDED6.exe
aPr0hY9.exe
idiokbbrv.exe
ssntvs.exe
Firewallservice.exe
OmaSG21e.exe
dtkmujvo.exe
uenovfiu.exe
pmstcdjwz.exe
oygqyunapnp.exe
50E1.exe
3511172082012Build.exe
msnmsgrr.exe
acuvzomo.exe
install_0_msi.exe
魔法桌面第三方主题破解补丁V1.1.exe
{097444e7-2d87-ba3c-2efe-9f54812d824a}.exe
dyjdl.exe
systemcpl.exe
87b2cb3916261d5c807bf44262755cb0.exe
bvhylsviw.exe
gcrwcoak.exe
WinSyncMetastore.exe
brenasa.exe
cf6640a77ed4926a4c6be661ab93def9d13408753dd07e8d02836996a2f247b6.exe
svchost.exe
comeo.exe
00b5d693.exe
administration.exe
b34btbztdb0vavaw.exe
audipbrd.exe
taskhost.exe.exe
MusicCollector.exe
UpdatePriv.exe
Piranha.exe
msavfit.exe
wlsidten.exe
sqlncli.exe
00qbipeq.exe
setex.exe
m2PythonLoader.exe
ctfmon.exe
JfCqQ5JC.exe
C87C.exe
ifgxpers.exe
crack.exe
xmlfilter.exe
scvhost.exe
Nbt.exe
bzsbkotiu.exe
SyncHostps.exe
mplayer2.exe
p1.exe
msdtmsrd.exe
ubvhynpxh.exe
iner.exe
DA0B.exe
xaZYOVJW.exe
najeoxtt.exe
zqmkrehUkpoKfsafsaZg.exe
bf8h8d02hf.exe
msshell.exe
securitywindrv.exe
UpgradeHelper.exe
pYunY8m4VL3qLc.exe
msn.exe
NTServiceManager.exe
secproc_isv.exe
wgsdgsdgdsgsd.exe
xlqbteeb.exe
Updating.exe
rvcbcyks.exe
wahneaqa.exe
videotwisterSA.exe
VaultSysUi.exe
Task Scheduler.exe
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