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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:

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

Threat Finder DLL's to remove:

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

Threat Finder processes to kill:

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