"Wе аrе nоt going to steal а lot оf time" removal guide
What is "Wе аrе nоt going to steal а lot оf time"?
"Wе аrе nоt going to steal а lot оf time" is a typical scam proliferated by sending many threatening emails. Scammers use the emails to trick people into paying to prevent compromising material (in this case a video) being distributed. The video does not actually exist. Note that there are many similar scam campaigns, and they should never be trusted. If you receive the "Wе аrе nоt going to steal а lot оf time" email, the best option is to simply ignore it.
This email scam contains a message from scammers who claim that they have infected about 1100 computers with a malicious program (malware). They state this happened when recipients of the email were visiting a pornography website and clicked the 'play' button. Clicking this button caused installation of the aforementioned malware that is supposedly capable of using a computer webcam. Scammers claim that they used the webcam to record a humiliating video of the recipient watching the pornographic video. Furthermore, they claim that they have stolen social media passwords and made a copy of all contacts. Scammers behind this email threaten that they will proliferate the humiliating/compromising video to all of the victim's contacts unless $450 (in Bitcoins) is paid to a Bitcoin wallet provided. This is a typical scam and should not be trusted. Your computer is not infected with their virus and they did not record videos using your webcam. Delete this email and never trust any other scam of this type.
Many scammers use various email campaigns for the same purpose: to extort money from recipients of emails by making them believe that scammers have obtained compromising material (humiliating photos, videos, and so on) that can be used against them. A few examples of other similar scam campaigns are I Am A Spyware Software Developer, So I'm The Hacker Who Broke Your Email, and I'm A Programmer Who Cracked Your Email. Some of these campaigns are used to infect computers with viruses through presented malicious attachments. Cyber criminals send emails that contain Microsoft Office documents, PDF documents, archive files, executables (.exe) or other files that, if opened, download and install high-risk infections. Cyber criminals often proliferate viruses such as LokiBot, TrickBot, Emotet, AZORult, Adwind, and other similar infections. Malicious programs of this type steal passwords, banking details, and other personal information that can be used to generate revenue. Thus, having a computer infected with these viruses often results in financial loss, problems with browsing safety, privacy, and other issues. Some of these infections might be designed to proliferate other malicious programs such as ransomware.
We receive a great deal of feedback from concerned users about this scam email. Here is the most popular question we receive:
Q: Hi pcrisk.com team, I received an email stating that my computer was hacked and they have a video of me. Now they are asking for a ransom in Bitcoins. I think this must be true because they listed my real name and password in the email. What should I do?
A: Do not worry about this email. Neither hackers nor cyber criminals have infiltrated/hacked your computer and there is no video of you watching pornography. Simply ignore the message and do not send any Bitcoins. Your email, name, and password was probably stolen from a compromised website such as Yahoo (these website breaches are common). If you are concerned, you can check if your accounts have been compromised by visiting the haveibeenpwned website.
How do spam campaigns infect computers?
Spam email campaigns that are used to infect computers through attachments can only do damage to systems/computers if the malicious attachment is downloaded and opened. Note, however, that different files infect computers in different ways. If the attachment is a Microsoft Office document, it will demand permission to enable macro commands (if opened). Enabling these commands gives the malicious attachment permission to download/install viruses. Archive files need to be extracted first, malicious executables, executed, and so on. In summary, the attachments cannot do any damage if they remain unopened.
How to avoid installation of malware?
If you receive an email from an unknown, untrustworthy or suspicious address, or the email context is irrelevant to you, do not open the presented link or attachment. Furthermore, do not download software using untrustworthy, unofficial websites, third party downloaders, and so on. Install/download software with care: check all available settings or options such as "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual". Deselect additionally-included apps that you do not wish to download/install, and only then complete the installation. Never use third party software updaters, since these are classed as untrustworthy and they often install viruses rather than the promised updates. Use functions or tools provided by official software developers. Use Microsoft Office versions no older than version 2010. Later versions have "Protected View" feature that prevents malicious attachments from downloading and installing malware or other threats of this kind. If you have already opened malicious attachments, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate infiltrated malware.
Text presented in the "Wе аrе nоt going to steal а lot оf time" email message:
Subject: Edie Falco and Sopranos stars have family reunion in NYC with the... nontyaw
Dear Megan Schwartz
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I соuntеd sоmething about 1100 сomputеrs which emplаced mу malwarе...
It was implеmentеd on fаkеd site of flаsh plug-in. Pеоplе dоwnloаdеd it аnd did not suspect any dаngеr, bесаuse this sоftwаrе is nеcеssarу for all devices to process vidеos in wеb...
You wеrе not ехception and nоw also havе big prоblems.
Our inbuilt pаrser respоndеd to wеb-pаges with pоrn thаt уou wеre visiting. Dirесtlу аftеr yоu clickеd on а plаy buttоn the malwarе turned оn thе web-camera tо shооt you pауing with yоurself. Latеr thе соmputеr worm made a соpу of thе mоvie which you wеrе watching оn уоur dеviсе. With the hеlp of fоrmgrаbber delеtеd coockiеs and stolеn all pаsswоrds from уour soсial mеdia which уou hаvе visitеd frоm last Tuesdaу. I mаde а соpу оf your contаcts with your mаtеs.
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Second variant of "Wе аrе nоt going to steal а lot оf time" scam email:
Text presented within this email:
Subject: account yiftsoosp
Mауbe next time уоu will hidе уоur camerа- ( OLu ) frоm bot numеro:1175
I do nоt wаnt tо laugh аt you... Rеаd our messаgе carеfullу. Our crеw doеsnt want to hurt уоu if you obеy.
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I соuntеd morе thаn 900 sоft marks whiсh instаllеd my malwаrе...
It was plасed in illegitimаtе web-site with flash plug-in... Users instаllеd еverуthing and did nоt suspесt аnу dаngеr, as уou know this plug-in is nесessary for оperаtivе systеms to procеss videos in wеb.
Yоu wеrе nоt еxсeptiоn аnd now also hаvе big prоblеms.
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Pаy hеre -
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Third variant of "Wе аrе nоt going to steal а lot оf time" scam email:
Text presented within this email:
Subject: your account nosscren
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There are 1550 victims thаt werе infeсted by my virus.
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You wеre nоt еxсеptiоn аnd nоw аlsо havе big problems.
Our inbuilt pаrser responded to уour rеquеsts for porn sitеs. Dirесtly when the plау button wаs tapped thе mаlwаrе аctivаted your camеrа tо сatch уou masturbаting. Right aftеr thаt my virus cоpiеd the vidео whiсh you werе watсhing оn yоur dеvice. With fоrm-grabbеr dеmоlishеd historу аnd сollеcted all detаils frоm yоur aссounts thаt уоu hаve visited frоm prеviоus wеek. Wе mаde a сopy of thе соntacts of уour friends, сolleguеs and rеlativеs.
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It is our wаllеt numbеr -
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Instant automatic removal of possible malware infections:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of possible malware infections. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is "Wе аrе nоt going to steal а lot оf time"?
- STEP 1. Manual removal of possible malware infections.
- STEP 2. Check if your computer is clean.
How to remove malware manually?
Manual malware removal is a complicated task - usually it is best to allow antivirus or anti-malware programs to do this automatically. To remove this malware we recommend using Spyhunter for Windows. If you wish to remove malware manually, the first step is to identify the name of the malware that you are trying to remove. Here is an example of a suspicious program running on a user's computer:
If you checked the list of programs running on your computer, for example, using task manager, and identified a program that looks suspicious, you should continue with these steps:
Download a program called Autoruns. This program shows auto-start applications, Registry, and file system locations:
Restart your computer into Safe Mode:
Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer start process, press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, and then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.
Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Windows 8 users: Start Windows 8 is Safe Mode with Networking - Go to Windows 8 Start Screen, type Advanced, in the search results select Settings. Click Advanced startup options, in the opened "General PC Settings" window, select Advanced startup. Click the "Restart now" button. Your computer will now restart into the "Advanced Startup options menu". Click the "Troubleshoot" button, and then click the "Advanced options" button. In the advanced option screen, click "Startup settings". Click the "Restart" button. Your PC will restart into the Startup Settings screen. Press F5 to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.
Video showing how to start Windows 8 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Windows 10 users: Click the Windows logo and select the Power icon. In the opened menu click "Restart" while holding "Shift" button on your keyboard. In the "choose an option" window click on the "Troubleshoot", next select "Advanced options". In the advanced options menu select "Startup Settings" and click on the "Restart" button. In the following window you should click the "F5" button on your keyboard. This will restart your operating system in safe mode with networking.
Video showing how to start Windows 10 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Extract the downloaded archive and run the Autoruns.exe file.
In the Autoruns application, click "Options" at the top and uncheck the "Hide Empty Locations" and "Hide Windows Entries" options. After this procedure, click the "Refresh" icon.
Check the list provided by the Autoruns application and locate the malware filename that you want to eliminate.
You should write down its full path and name. Note that some malware hides process names under legitimate Windows process names. At this stage, it is very important to avoid removing system files. After you locate the suspicious program you wish to remove, right click your mouse over its name and choose "Delete".
After removing the malware through the Autoruns application (this ensures that the malware will not run automatically on the next system startup), you should search for the malware name on your computer. Be sure to enable hidden files and folders before proceeding. If you find the filename of the malware, be sure to remove it.
Reboot your computer in normal mode. Following these steps should remove any malware from your computer. Note that manual threat removal requires advanced computer skills. If you do not have these skills, leave malware removal to antivirus and anti-malware programs. These steps might not work with advanced malware infections. As always it is best to prevent infection than try to remove malware later. To keep your computer safe, install the latest operating system updates and use antivirus software.
To be sure your computer is free of malware infections, we recommend scanning it with Spyhunter for Windows.