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

Threat Finder DLL's to remove:

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

Threat Finder processes to kill:

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