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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:

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

Threat Finder DLL's to remove:

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

Threat Finder processes to kill:

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