‘The Virus Developer’ is a series of e-mail scams that may or may not contain different forms of viruses. These e-mails are sent as a result of being sent via spam bots. The bad news here is that besides being a scam, the e-mails could also be viruses, whose main idea could be to infect your computer with malware. Read this article to learn how to properly secure your computer against scam e-mails of ‘The Virus Developer’ type.
|Name||The Virus Developer Virus|
|Short Description||A wave of cyber-extortion e-mails that ask you to pay BitCoin and claim there is an information against your best interest.|
|Symptoms||A wave of e-mails headed, “The Virus Developer”.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files|
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The Virus Developer E-Mail Scam – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
“The Virus Developer” e-mails could begin to enter your computer via a spam bot. Such spam bots use a list of e-mail addresses, usually within the thousands. These e-mails may be obtained via either a virus on your computer that may have gathered information from you at one point or via compromised websites, that may have been infected and the database of e-mails registered there could be extracted from there along with usernames as well as passwords.
Either way, if the The Virus Developer e-mail has received your data via malware, you may have already been comrpomised. Not only this, but
“The Virus Developer” Mail may also compromise your computer as a result of opening the e-mail itself. The outcome of this could be to send the e-mail with a virus script that may infect your machine with a Trojan of some sort. This Trojan may begin to perform the following virus activities:
Copy your network information.
Obtain your accounts and passwords.
“The Virus Developer” e-mails have been reported on multiple sites so far to be sent from different e-mails. The main text of the scam e-mail is the following:
Recently you visited one of the porn websites I attacked with my Xploıt. When you started watching videos it executed payload on your device and installed a ʋirus I developed. As soon as I ίɳfected your ɗevίce, it started to act like a remote desktop with full read/write access. I gained access to your files, your email, contact lists and most importantly – your camera! My ʋirus started recording your web browser and your camera every time you ɱαstuŗbαted during last 2 weeks. While my ʋirus is not perfect it managed to record 6 videos clearly showing you ɱαstuŗbαting..
Remove “The Virus Developer” E-Mail Virus Your Computer
If you want to remove “The Virus Developer” from your machine, we stronlgy recommend that you follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They have been created with the main idea to help you detect and remove virus files that may have ended up on your computer as a result of “The Virus Developer” e-mails. If you cannot seem to detect “The Virus Developer” files and objects, but you feel convinced that your machine is compromised, you can detect and remove all of the virus files and objects from your computer automatically by downloading and running a scan of your computer by using an advanced anti-malware software. Such program can cleanup all virus files and objects from your computer automatically by detecting and deleting them.
- Guide 1: How to Remove The Virus Developer Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of The Virus Developer Virus from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove The Virus Developer Virus from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase The Virus Developer Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall The Virus Developer Virus from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove The Virus Developer Virus from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate The Virus Developer Virus from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove The Virus Developer Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove The Virus Developer Virus
Step 2: Uninstall The Virus Developer Virus 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by The Virus Developer Virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by The Virus Developer Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of The Virus Developer Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall The Virus Developer Virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 The Virus Developer Virus 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
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.
Remove The Virus Developer Virus 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.
Erase The Virus Developer Virus 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.
Uninstall The Virus Developer Virus 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.
Remove The Virus Developer Virus 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".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the The Virus Developer Virus will be removed.
Eliminate The Virus Developer Virus 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.