Trojans, especially newer ones like “Recorded You” Email, are unpredictable malware threats that can be used in many different ways. There is a reason why the Trojan Horse malware category is among the most widespread and popular ones. It is the type of malware most commonly used by all sorts of online criminals for various illegal agendas. “Recorded You”, in particular, is a rather new infection of the Trojan Horse family and the information that we have on it as of right now is not detailed enough, so we can’t tell you with full certainty what the goal of this infection may be, should the virus enter your computer. However, in case you know that you already have this Trojan in your computer’s system, or if you think that it may be there, there is definitely no time to waste – you should immediately take the needed precautions in order to ensure that your system gets liberated from this insidious piece of malware.
Some words about the way “Recorded you” Email work
The Trojan Horse viruses should never be underestimated. In some cases, such infections may not try to harm your machine and they may not lead to some very serious problems. However, you can never be sure about the true intentions of the hackers behind such infections. Regardless of what a Trojan like “Recorded You” may seem it is trying to achieve, the removal of the infection is the only advisable course of action.
A thing you should all know about the Trojan viruses is that they almost always need to gain Admin rights in the attacked machine. They need this because that would allow them to have access to and control over most of your system. Your personal data may fall into the hands of the hackers behind “Recorded You”, the virus may spy on your activities by taking screencaps of your screen and by keylogging anything you type on your keyboard. In some cases, even the user’s own personal webcam may get used as an advanced espionage tool if the Trojan is advanced enough. That, however, is not all – Trojans may also use up all of the system resources of your machine, making the computer nearly unusable. All your RAM memory, CPU, and GPU power may be used by the Trojan for BitCoin mining for the hackers’ profit. Also, if there’s a botnet established by the Trojan – a network of computers controlled by the Trojan Horse -this botnet may be used to attack popular sites or the sites of big companies and institutions via DDoS campaigns. More and more possible uses of Trojans like “Recorded You” can be listed here but we can’t go over all of them in such a short post. Therefore, we will now leave you with our removal guide for “Recorded You” – hopefully, the instructions provided in it, and the special malware removal tool that you will find there will be enough to help you eliminate the nasty infection and make your system safe and clean again.
Source: Howtoremove.guide’s “Recorded You” Email
“Recorded You” Email Virus Removal
Sidenote: Readers of this guide are advised to bookmark this page or have it opened on another device since it is possible that they will need to close the browser at a some point during the tie they are completing the following steps.
The first thing that needs to be done prior to anything else is that you boot your PC into Safe Mode. If you are not sure how to do it, use this link to a guide on how to enter Safe Mode.
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager. Go to the Processes section and look for any suspicious-looking processes. Usually, malware processes use high amounts of RAM and CPU and also have shady description (or none at all). Right-click on those processes and select Open File Location. If you are sure that the process is coming from the virus, delete everything in the file location. Also, right-click on the process again and then select End Process.
Press Winkey + R and type appwiz.cpl. Press Enter and in the newly opened window look for any shady program installs. Right-click on the suspicious programs and select uninstall. Follow the prompts to uninstall the sketchy application.
Open the Run window again (Winkey + R), type msconfig and hit Enter. Go to the Startup section and from the list of programs, uncheck everything that seems shady or has an unknown or suspicious-looking manufacturer. Click on OK. On Windows 10, the startup programs list is in the Task Manager.
Open the Start Menu and paste the following line in the search bar: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts. Click on the first result that gets displayed. A notepad file should open, look at the bottom of the text and see if there are any IP addresses below localhost. Write to us in the comments if you saw anything there.
Type regedit in the Run search bar and hit Enter. When the Registry Editor opens, press Ctrl + F, type the name of the virus and select Find Next. If anything gets found, right-click on it and select Delete. Do this for all search results.
Additionally, manually navigate to the following directories and see if they have any folders/keys that look shady (with a lot of random numbers and letters):
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Run
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Internet Explorer > Main
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Any other random directory
Delete everything that looks suspicious. If you are not sure whether to delete something, be sure to ask us in the comments.