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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:

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

Threat Finder DLL's to remove:

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

Threat Finder processes to kill:

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