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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:

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

Threat Finder DLL's to remove:

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

Threat Finder processes to kill:

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