"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 - by sending this email to a lot of people. The main purpose of this email is to trick people into opening the attachment. When opened, it infects computers with Hawkeye, a high-risk computer infection that is designed to steal various information. We strongly recommend not to trust this email ant to leave its attachment unopened.
Scammers present "Confirm Bank Account Email Virus" as an email letter encouraging its recipients to confirm bank account's details. According to them, they are ready to make a payment for some invoice, but they cannot do it because of discrepancies between provided bank accounts. They say that some previously used account is different from a currently used one. Cyber criminals who proliferate this email urge people to confirm if there are any mistakes regarding bank account details ant to check it by opening the presented attachment. As we mentioned in introduction, the presented attachment is designed to infect 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, monitor input to various documents and so on. Moreover, it could be used to gain access to personal accounts on social networks, banks, emails etc. Basically, if installed, it might cause serious problems related to privacy, finances and so on. That is why we advise to not to open attachment (.doc) file presented in this email, and to ignore any other email of this type.
There is a great number of various spam (scam) campaigns out there that are quite similar to this one, some examples are: "Sendinc Email Virus", "O2 Bill Email Virus" and "TD Bank Email Virus". As a rule, they are being sent with a purpose to trick its recipients into opening attachments that cause computer infections. They send them to proliferate malicious programs like Adwind, Pony, FormBook, AZORult and many others. As a rule, computer infections of this type cause their victims a variety of problems, their distributors use these 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. As a rule, MS Office opens unreliable attachments using "Protected View" mode. For a computer infection to be downloaded and installed it is required to disable it: enable contents or/and editing. Once it is done, then a malicious documents gets a permission to download a particular computer infection, in this case the Hawkeye. Most of the times scammers/cyber criminals proliferate this program using spam campaigns (like "Confirm Bank Account Email Virus") or various remote access tools (RATs).
How to avoid installation of malware?
Do not trust emails that are received from unknown, suspicious addresses. Especially if they contain attachments or web links. Typically, they are presented as legitimate and official, however, it does not mean that they can be trusted. Besides, very often they are irrelevant/do not concern their recipients. Another important thing is to download software using only 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/used for that. Other type of tools that should not be trusted is various software "cracking" tools - programs that activate paid software for free. These are not legal and often are used to proliferate computer infections as well. And finally, it is always a good idea to have a reputable anti-virus or anti-spyware installed and enabled. Very often these tools detect and eliminate malicious programs or other threats before they can do any damage to operating systems (or files stored on a computer). If you've already opened "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 letter:
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's better to let antivirus or anti-malware programs do it 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's an example of a suspicious program running on 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 Autoruns.exe file.
In the Autoruns application click "Options" at the top and uncheck "Hide Empty Locations" and "Hide Windows Entries" options. After this procedure click the "Refresh" icon.
Check the list provided by Autoruns application and locate the malware file that you want to eliminate.
You should write down it full path and name. Note that some malware hides their process names under legitimate Windows process names. At this stage it's very important to avoid removing system files. After you locate he suspicious program you want to remove right click your mouse over it's name and choose "Delete"
After removing the malware through Autoruns application (this ensures that the malware won't 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 file of the malware be sure to remove it.
Reboot your computer in normal mode. Following these steps should help remove any malware from your computer. Note that manual threat removal requires advanced computer skills, it's recommended to leave malware removal to antivirus and anti-malware programs. These steps might not work with advanced malware infections. As always it's better to avoid getting infected that try to remove malware afterwards. To keep your computer safe be sure to install 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.