"Confirm Bank Account Email Virus" removal guide
What is "Confirm Bank Account Email Virus"?
"Confirm Bank Account Email Virus" is a typical scam that is distributed through a spam campaign. An email is sent to many users with the aim of tricking them into opening an attachment. When opened, this attachment infects computers with Hawkeye, a high-risk computer infection that is designed to steal various information. Do not trust this email and leave the attachment unopened.
Scammers present "Confirm Bank Account Email Virus" as an email message encouraging recipients to confirm their bank account details. They state that they are ready to make a payment relating to an invoice, but cannot do this due to some discrepancies between bank account details provided. They explain that a previously used account is different from the current one. Cyber criminals who proliferate this email urge people to confirm if there are any mistakes regarding their account details and to check them by opening the presented attachment. As mentioned, the presented attachment infects computers with Hawkeye. This is a malicious program designed to record keystrokes, credentials of various accounts, and so on. Hawkeye is categorized as a keylogger that is also capable of recording clipboard data, monitoring input to documents, and so on. Furthermore, it can be used to gain access to personal accounts on social networks, banks, emails, etc. If installed, it might cause serious problems relating to privacy, finances, and so on. Therefore, do not open the attachment (.doc) file presented in this email and ignore any other emails of this type.
|Name||Bank account confirmation virus|
|Threat Type||Trojan, Password stealing virus, Banking malware, Spyware|
|Symptoms||Trojans are designed to stealthily infiltrate victim's computer and remain silent thus no particular symptoms are clearly visible on an infected machine.|
|Distribution methods||Infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, social engineering, software cracks.|
|Damage||Stolen banking information, passwords, identity theft, victim's computer added to a botnet.|
To eliminate Bank account confirmation virus our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
There are many similar spam email campaigns (scams). Some examples are "Sendinc Email Virus", "O2 Bill Email Virus", and "TD Bank Email Virus". Generally, they are sent to trick recipients into opening attachments that cause computer infections. They are used to proliferate malicious programs such as Adwind, Pony, FormBook, AZORult, and many others. These computer infections cause a number of problems and distributors use the programs to generate as much revenue as possible.
How did "Confirm Bank Account Email Virus" infect my computer?
In this particular case, scammers attempt to infect computers by attaching a malicious ".doc" format file, a Microsoft Office Word document. Generally, MS Office prevents the opening of dubious attachments using "Protected View" mode. For a computer infection to be downloaded and installed, it is necessary to disable this mode and enable contents and/or editing. Once this is done, a malicious documents gains permission to download a computer infection (in this case, Hawkeye). Scammers/cyber criminals often proliferate this program using spam campaigns (including "Confirm Bank Account Email Virus") or various remote access tools (RATs).
How to avoid installation of malware?
Do not trust emails received from unknown, suspicious addresses. Especially if they contain attachments or web links. Typically, they are presented as legitimate and official, however, this does not mean that they can be trusted. Furthermore, they are often irrelevant/do not concern their recipients. Download software using official websites (or other trustworthy sources). Various Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule and so on), unofficial websites, third party downloaders and other similar channels should not be trusted or used. Other types of tools that should not be trusted include software "cracking" tools - programs that activate paid software free of charge. These are illegal and are often are to proliferate computer infections. Finally, have a reputable anti-virus or anti-spyware installed and enabled. These tools can detect and eliminate malicious programs or other threats before they can do any damage to operating systems or files stored on the computer. If you have already opened the "Confirm Bank Account Email Virus" attachment, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate infiltrated malware.
Text presented in the "Confirm Bank Account Email Virus" email message:
Subject: Please confirm bank account Asap
Sorry for the delay.
We are about to make the payment for the invoice but the bank account stated in the attached invoice is different from the previous one we made 50% advance payment.
So kindly reconfirm the bank account details before we remit the payment to avoid mistake.Awaits for your urgent confirmation.
Senior Manager - Sales
Mobile # +971 50 4315250
Filtrec Middle East FZC, P.O.Box:50047 ,RAK Free Trade Zone, Ras-Al-Khaimah, UAE
Phone # +971 7 2660 488 , Fax # +971 7 2660 499
Website : www.filtrec.ae /www.filtrec.com
Instant automatic removal of Bank account confirmation virus:
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 Bank account confirmation virus. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is "Confirm Bank Account Email Virus"?
- STEP 1. Manual removal of Hawkeye malware.
- 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 file 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.