Avoid getting scammed by The Last Time You Visited A Porn Website campaign

Also Known As: possible malware infections
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

"The last time you visited a Porn website" removal guide

What is "The last time you visited a Porn website"?

"The last time you visited a Porn website" is a sextortion scam that scammers send to a number of emails with a purpose to extract money from unsuspecting people. They threaten to spread a humiliating video of a person who received this email if their demands to pay them a certain amount of money will not be met as soon as possible. The best way to react to emails of this kind is not to take them seriously. We recommend to simply ignore them.

The last time you visited a Porn website spam campaign

According to this scam, some pornography website caused download and installation of a virus, a program that was used to record the act of onanism. Additionally, installed software was used to download contacts from email and Facebook accounts. It is stated that the recorded video (named "Info.mp4") will be sent to all the contacts if 0.211497 of Bitcoin will not be sent to a provided address (Bitcoin wallet). Recipients are given 72 hours to make the transaction. Besides, scammers behind this sextortion scam claim that they can monitor recipient's computing activities. However, none of the statements in this scam are true. Unfortunately, there are people who are not aware of such scams and take them seriously. We strongly recommend to ignore "The last time you visited a Porn website" or any other similar scam.

We receive a great deal of feedback from concerned users about this type of scam email. Here is the most popular question we receive (in this case, relating to a scam that claims to have obtained compromising videos or photos of the user):

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 haveibeenpwned website.

Threat Summary:
Name  
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud
Fake Claim According to this scam, a computer is infected with a virus that allowed cyber criminals to record a humiliating video. They threaten to spread it if they will not receive a certain amount of cryptocurrency.
Cyber Criminal Cryptowallet Address 35Puq1m7KjAWJP8764qNRZF6w9c7jX4Ux4 (Bitcoin)
Size Of Ransom 0.211497 BTC (Bitcoin)
Symptoms Unauthorized online purchases, changed online account passwords, identity theft, illegal access of one's computer.
Distribution methods Deceptive emails, rogue online pop-up ads, search engine poisoning techniques, misspelled domains.
Damage Loss of sensitive private information, monetary loss, identity theft.
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The number of similar scams is growing by the days, here are some examples: "Hacker who has access to your operating system", "You certainly do not know me" and "Looked at you for several months". Typically, these emails do not contain any attachments or web links that might lead to downloads or installations of malware. However, there are many spam campaigns do. Cyber criminals use them to spread malicious programs such as TrickBot, Hancitor, Emotet, FormBook and so on. They send emails that contain attachments like Microsoft Office documents, JavaScript files, executables (.exe and other), ZIP, RAR (and other archive files), PDF documents and so on. None of these attachments can do any damage (install malware) if they are left unopened.

How do spam campaigns infect computers?

People infect their computers through spam campaigns when they open attached files or presented web links that lead to downloads of some malicious files. Typically, these emails are disguised as important, official and so on. For example, email of this type could be presented as some invoice and include MS Office document. As a rule, people who open these documents are asked for a permission to enable macro commands, if a malicious documents gets a permission to enable them, then it starts downloading and then installing some high-risk malware. Similar rules apply to other file formats too.

How to avoid installation of malware?

Attachments that are presented in irrelevant emails and are sent from suspicious, unknown addresses should not be opened. Files and programs should be downloaded from official pages and using direct download links. It is not safe to download them from questionable pages, using Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule, etc.), third party downloaders and other sources of this kind. If a download or installation setup contains any settings, they should be checked before finishing a download or installation. Typically, these settings are "Custom", "Advanced" and so on. They might be used to distribute unwanted applications, for this reason it is important to check them and dismiss any offers to download or install something that is not necessary, wanted. Another important things is to keep all installed programs up-to-date, however, it should be achieved using tools (or/and functions) that are designed by official developers. We recommend to use newer versions of Microsoft Office (that were developed in 2010 or later). These versions include the "Protected View" mode that prevents downloaded malicious documents from downloading and installing malware. And finally, it is always a good idea to have a reputable anti-virus or anti-spyware suite installed, software of this kind can detect and effectively remove detected malicious programs. If you've already opened malicious attachments, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate infiltrated malware.

Text presented in the "The last time you visited a Porn website" email letter:

Subject: IMPORTANT! You have been recorded masturbating! I have Info.mp4!

The last time you visited a Porn website with teenagers,
you downloaded and installed the virus I developed.

My program has turned on your cam and recorded the act
of your masturbation..

My software also downloaded all your email contact lists
and a list of your friends on Facebook.

I have the - Info.mp4 - with you jerking
off to teens, as well as a file with all your contacts
on my computer.

You are very Perverted!


If you want me to delete both files and keep the secret,
you must send me the Bitcoin payment.
I give you 72 hours on?y to transfer the funds.

If you don't know how to pay with Bitcoin,
visit Google and search - how to buy bitcoin.

*********************************************
Send 2,000 ŸSD (0.211497 BTC)
to this Bitcoin address as soon as possible:

35Puq1m7KjAWJP8764qNRZF6w9c7jX4Ux4
(copy and paste)
*********************************************

1 BTC = 9,455 ŸSD right now, so send exactly 0.211497 BTC
to the address above.

Do not try to cheat me!
As soon as you open this Email I will know you opened it.
I am tracking all actions on your device..

This Bitcoin address is linked to you on?y,
so I will know when you send the correct amount.
When you pay in full, I will remove both files and deactivate
my program.

If you choose to not send the btc...
I will send your masturbation video to
ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES from your
contact lists that I hacked.


Here are the payment details again:

Send 2,000 bucks (0.211497 BTC)
to this Bitcoin address:

*********************************************
0.211497 BTC

to:

35Puq1m7KjAWJP8764qNRZF6w9c7jX4Ux4

(copy and paste)
*********************************************


You ??n visit police but nobody can help you.
I know what I am doing.
I don't live in your country and I know how
to stay anonymous.

Don't try to deceive me - I will know it
immediately - my spy software is recording all the
websites you visit and all your key presses.
If you do - I will send this ugly v?d to everyone you know,
INCLUDING YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS.


Don't cheat me! Don't forget the shame and if you ignore
this message your life will be ruined.

I am waiting for your Bitcoin payment.
You have 72 hours ?eft.


Anonymous Hacker


P.S. If you need more time to buy and send BTC,
open your notepad and write '48h more'.
This way you can contact me.
I will consider giving you another 48 hours
before I release the v?d, but on?y when I see that
you are really struggling to buy bitcoin.
I KNOW you can afford it - so don't play around...

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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:

malicious process running on user's computer sample

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:

manual malware removal step 1 Download a program called Autoruns. This program shows auto-start applications, Registry and file system locations:

screenshot of autoruns application

manual malware removal step 2Restart 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.

Safe Mode with Networking

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.

Windows 8 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.

windows 10 safe mode with networking

Video showing how to start Windows 10 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

 

manual malware removal step 3Extract the downloaded archive and run Autoruns.exe file.

extract autoruns.zip and run autoruns.exe

manual malware removal step 4In 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.

Click 'Options' at the top and uncheck 'Hide Empty Locations' and 'Hide Windows Entries' options

manual malware removal step 5Check 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"

locate the malware file you want to remove

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.

searching for malware file on your computer

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.

About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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