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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:

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

Threat Finder DLL's to remove:

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

Threat Finder processes to kill:

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