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Find out how to remove Blackmail Porn Scams emails, websites, pop-ups and related messages and check for malware causing them to appear. The article will also aid you to recognise some known Blackmail Porn Scams. If you suspect your computer device is infected, scan your system with a security program.

Blackmail Porn Scams usually feature a message that states that you should pay a certain sum of money, because you have been watching porn and you will get into trouble if you do not pay up. While some scams are simple as that and only appear as a message in your email’s spam box, others are a bit more sophisticated. Pop-ups can appear, showing a related message, or an alert, error or notification, on your Windows screen, without triggering a browser, nor requiring an Internet connection. Some scams even try to make you wire transactions to a Bitcoin address or to take advantage of your erotic fetishes and make you pay a pornographic actress for some reason. Do not contact the senders in any way. Read below for further information and explanations regarding the Porn Blackmail Scams.

Threat Summary

Name Porn Blackmail Scams
Type Tech Support Scam
Short Description A number of tech support scams trying to make you pay money by stating that they have footage of you watching porn and blackmail you to pay a fee, mostly to a Bitcoin address.
Symptoms Pop-up boxes, messages, and emails could appear in your browser or some messages on your desktop screen. It is not excluded for there to be a lock-screen function among these, or your computer freezing because of the activity going on in your browser related to the scam.
Distribution Method Freeware Installers, Suspicious Sites, Redirects
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Porn Blackmail Scams – Ways of Delivery

Browsing the Web can be dangerous, especially when you reach new and unknown websites by causally browsing and they turn out to be malicious. Clicking on advertisements or targeted content could have hidden links that redirect you to dubious online places. That is the most common way in which this kind of a tech support scam can use for its spread. Other websites could be filled with advertisements and redirect links and you could land on a page which has the Porn Blackmail Scams error message displayed.

One other way of the Porn Blackmail Scams getting delivered is through spam email campaigns which are pushing the messages in pure text form (although links and redirects are possible to be included inside). Do not answer or trust any emails addressing porn, erotica, sexual activity and content of such kind – especially if the sender is demanding money from you in some way.

Freeware applications, regarded as PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) could also distribute this sort of scam. Different software could cause the scareware to appear in your browsers or another related Tech Support scam. Such websites usually come with third-party installations and freeware packages. These packages tend to have extra features selected for installation from the get-go. To avoid installing any additional features could be done if you find Advanced or a Custom settings.

Porn Blackmail Scams – In Depth Information

Porn Blackmail Scams are different than tech support scams as they have no phone numbers included. The scam doesn’t differentiate much from the tech support scams as the main goal of the cybercriminals behind it still is to get money from you.
Porn Blackmail Scams usually feature a message that states that you should pay a certain sum of money, because you have been watching porn and you will get into trouble if you do not pay up. While some scams are simple as that and only appear as a message in your email’s spam box, others are a bit more sophisticated.

Here is one such message:

Good morning, I write you because I uploaded my virus on a web page with porn which you have visited.
When you went on that site you let the malware steal all your private information and turned on your web-camera that captured the act of your onanism. Then the soft made a copy of all your contacts.
I will delete the compromising video and info if you send me 380 USD in bitcoin.
This is the address to pay: [redacted] You have 28 h after reading this letter for making the payment.
There is no need to write me that you have paid. This address is given only to you, everything will be removed automatically after transfer verification.
If you need 48 h just write back +.
You can complain to the police but they will not help you.
I am foreigner. So nobody can trace me even for 7 weeks.
All the best. Dont forget about the disgrace.

Pop-ups can appear, showing a related message, or an alert, error or notification, on your Windows screen, without triggering a browser, nor requiring an Internet connection. Some scams even try to make you wire transactions to a Bitcoin address or to take advantage of your erotic fetishes and make you pay a pornographic actress for some reason. Do not contact the senders in any way. Read below for further information and explanations regarding the Porn Blackmail Scams.

Another scam message trying to scam users, while also trying to making them believe they have malware on their PC, including a Bitcoin address is the following:

Subject: Malware on your device ID

Hey, While you were sitting in front of the computer browsing redtube and pulling your willy yours notebook computer caught a malicious program through your browser.
This program is intended to exploit your web cam, records all your movements and browser history of the adults Web sites you are made a visit.
But the wickedest thing about this virus is that it can activate your WebCam, access your e-mail and backup your contact files.
Mind that I also have access to your social media profiles.
So, I have pictures and videos of you, with your pants down. Vids where you are stronk.
If you don’t want your all you family, and random users to see you masturbating, I advise you do this: pay me 400 dollars.
This is my Bitcoin account 1Nia3EtmACkfdzVvjw8c3NvgcHFw1twZUS
When I ll get the that money, I ll del all the compromising photos and you will never hear from me ever again.
If you dont send the money within 23 hours since the moment you read this msg, I will send your videos to your colleagues, through your social media for everyone to see, to your co-workers, family, to your friends.
P.S. My English isn’t good because I’am not too fluent, but you get the point.
Dont answer to this letter. It isnt mine and I wont be using it anymore.

Do NOT send any money and do not make any transactions to Bitcoin addresses. Scammers could also try to acquire personal information and financial data from you. That information can be sold, and you could get into more problems, such as identity theft, your bank accounts getting emptied etc.

Another, shorter scam message related to Porn Blackmail Scams includes the following text:

Good Morning my friend. I represent the group of web criminals in Iran. I use this mail address because we think that you will check it. Few times ago my team put the virus on web-site with porn and as far as you clicked on a play button your system started shooting your screen and activating camera to capture you self-abusing. Eventually I mean you understand what compromising evidence Ive earned. Moreover, this software made your device act as dedicated server with plenty of functions like keylogger, parser etc. To sum up, my software picked all data, especially all your contacts from messengers, e-mails, social networks. If you wanna make me silent you must make a transaction of 260 dollars with bitcoin. 1K2auXQEKz7Ro8cRa2xr3bAPV2n6KT5vi1 You must use it as usual credit card number. If you send bitcoins nobody will see your shame. Watch youtube manuals about methods of buing BTC… I can offer you this exchanger: localbitoins.com. If you have a problem with this, you can search comfortable ATM for bitcoin at coin atm radar. I give you no more than twenty four hours since you read our message to pay. You can complain cops, but they can not find us I use bot network, and of course we live abroad. If you want us to show proofs we will share it to seven mates from your data after that you will be given their contacts. So you will ask them if something strange was received about you. For some questions just reply. Dont be fullish, AmAZinGcRackeR$.

You can see other scenarios involving the con artists trying to make you believe this is true even further by showing a part of a video with yourself from your camera footage. But those cases are rare. All scams shown below involve nearly a Bitcoin address. Scroll down if you get the idea already, and want to skip reading them.

Here are more Porn Blackmail Scams below:

Do you want to make a spectacle of yourself? I will tell you what to do To leave behind that dirt you have to give $ 400 In a case if you forward I will eliminate this materials. Pay USD 400 to 1PWfPY5cf4ukpnLGyuBG26VtcQmf469T7k Bitcoin wallet failing this you should became star in the Internet.
Otherwise I would show it to all your contact information If not it going to sent to all your contact files.
All the closely related people and collaborates would see this Are you going to make a surprise to all your nearest and dearest and workmates?
Its mine Bitcoin wallet 1PWfPY5cf4ukpnLGyuBG26VtcQmf469T7k.
I can give you just 24 hours to do this.
You pay me cash and I should destroy that dirty pictures entirely and permanently.
P.S. I beg pardon for my mistakes, but I am sure you understood. I am cracker China is my native country. I have had cracked this mailing box so please and don’t give an answer to it.

A scam message specifically targeting Notebook owners:

Good day! Yours notebook was injected to a time where you stronk watching adults website. Thanks to this all the needed files and contact numbers of all your closely related people are in my hands for now. Your front camera was put to work with a help of this product and filmed and makes pictures. All passwords to yours social media service accounts are in my disposal. You ought to dispatch $USD 400 to my Bitcoin number 1MYUvQq72fNzWFqj3LR4YWr4w9gURZErSP In a case if you don’t like me to dispatch all the photos and video ( when you have been tossing ) to your acquaintance and workmates. All closely related people and workmates receive black PR image if I do not receive transmission within twentyfour hours. If you going to fulfill all the conditions I should destroy all these dirty laundry. You have to know that the main thing in this life is family and it will be a good experience for the future. There was no that sort of situation in a case if you don’t make that dirty things. Be careful for the future Yours respectfully. P.S. After watching that mail you own only twentyfour hours.

and this one:

Good day.
If you were more scrutiny while playing with yourself, I wouldn’t write dis message. I don\’t think that playing with yourself is very awful, but when all colleagues, relatives and friends get video of it- it is unpleasant for u.
I adjusted malicious soft on a web-site for adults (with porn) which was visited by you. When the object tap on a play button, device begins recording the screen and all cameras on ur device begins working.
Moreover, soft makes a dedicated desktop supplied with keylogger function from the system , so I was able to save all contacts from ur e-mail, messengers and other social networks. I’ve chosen dis e-mail because It\’s your working address, so you must read it.
I think that 350 usd is pretty enough for this little misstep. I made a split screen vid(records from screen (u have interesting tastes ) and camera ohh… its funny AF)
So its your choice, if u want me to erase ur disgrace use my bitсоin wаllet adress: 1CvwXG7AMgunAHqU8UVvAQkpEAS3VsVtnU
You have one day after opening my message, I put the special tracking pixel in it, so when you will open it I will see.If ya want me to show u the proofs, reply on this letter and I will send my creation to five contacts that I’ve got from ur contacts.
P.S. You are able to complain to police, but I don’t think that they can solve ur problem, the investigation will last for one year- I’m from Ukraine – so I dgf lmao

and one that is a bit more recent and shows up mainly in e-mails (not that the other messages are not made for email sending, as well):

It seems that, -, is your password. You may not know me and you are probably wondering why you are getting this e mail, right?
actually, I setup a malware on the adult vids (porno) web-site and guess what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching videos, your internet browser started out functioning as a RDP (Remote Desktop) having a keylogger which gave me accessibility to your screen and web cam. after that, my software program obtained all of your contacts from your Messenger, FB, as well as email.
What did I do?
I created a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were watching (you’ve got a good taste haha . . .), and 2nd part shows the recording of your web cam.
exactly what should you do?
Well, in my opinion, $2900 is a fair price for our little secret. You’ll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search “how to buy bitcoin” in Google).
BTC Address: 1KiCTVUq5A9BPwoFC8S965tsbtqcWr8bty
(It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it)
Important:
You have one day in order to make the payment. (I’ve a unique pixel in this e mail, and at this moment I know that you have read through this email message). If I do not get the BitCoins, I will certainly send out your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so on. Having said that, if I receive the payment, I’ll destroy the video immidiately. If you need evidence, reply with “Yes!” and I will certainly send out your video recording to your 6 contacts. It is a non-negotiable offer, that being said don’t waste my personal time and yours by responding to this message.

Do not give access to your PC to scammers, or any information about you or financial details for that matter. It is certainly not needed.

How to Avoid Porn Blackmail Scams?

To avoid Porn Blackmail Scams and try to prevent them from appearing again on your computer, you should follow the tips listed down below:

  • Never pay the sum which is asked of you
  • Do a check of the sender and thoroughly research if the message is from the Police or other authority
  • Do not open email attachments
  • Do not reply to the sender
  • Block the sender’s email address (and IP address)
  • Try to close the browser or program on which the message appears
  • Do not wire money or make transactions of any kind

If you follow the simple steps provided above, you should be good to go, excluding cases where a file or software on your personal computer is causing the messages to appear.

Remove Porn Blackmail Scams

All that is required to remove most Porn Blackmail Scams is to ignore the message, never respond to it and delete it. Other scams require a bit of action, such as thoroughly scanning your computer machine with security software to determine whether you have some malware component that is pushing Porn Blackmail messages to your computer, browser or email address.

You could be surprised to find some sort of malware on your computer system that is pushing pop-ups or some text related to Porn Blackmail. You should be prepared.

We highly recommend that all computer users scan their system for active infections and malware using a security program. That could prevent many malicious actions and stop malware of distributing further.

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How to Remove Porn Blackmail Scams from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Porn Blackmail Scams

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Porn Blackmail Scams and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Porn Blackmail Scams on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Porn Blackmail Scams there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Porn Blackmail Scams with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Porn Blackmail Scams from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Porn Blackmail Scams and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Porn Blackmail Scams:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Porn Blackmail Scams. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Porn Blackmail Scams. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Porn Blackmail Scams via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Porn Blackmail Scams. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



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Remove Porn Blackmail Scams from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase Porn Blackmail Scams from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall Porn Blackmail Scams from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove Porn Blackmail Scams from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Porn Blackmail Scams will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Porn Blackmail Scams from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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