Threat Finder Virus – Removal Instructions
The Threat Finder Virus is a malicious form of ransomware that inhibits you from using your computer as you normally would. On any browser that you are using, The Threat Finder Virus interferes with what you are doing by opening up a lock screen and sending you a warning in the form of a security threat. The purpose of this warning is to scare you into believing that you have violated some law or committed a serious crime. In order to make it go away and avoid jail time, it tells you that you have to pay a fine, which is usually between 200 and 500 dollars. However, you cannot regain complete control over your system by paying the fine or restarting the computer.
The Threat Finder Virus is different from other forms of ransomware because it collects your personal data, including your computer’s IP address, history and browsing activity. The collected data is displayed next to the alleged crime you have committed. The violations connected with the Threat Finder Virus can be anything from child pornography to the illegal distribution of copyrighted content.
The Threat Finder Virus is designed to render your system useless until you pay the fine. The lock screen it pops up prevents you from surfing the Web altogether. Also, it may get in your way of opening up other programs stored on your computer. The Threat Finder Virus can enter your computer in the same way that other viruses enter it — downloading content from untrusted sources, clicking on random links and visiting porn sites. As soon as the virus enters your computer, it activates and starts attacking every part of your system.
The Threat Finder Virus digs deep into unsecured directories, looking for information that can be used in its fraudulent message. From photos and videos to music clips and other documents, the Threat Finder Virus attempts to encrypt as much content as possible so that you will not avoid its warning. Unfortunately, the longer it stays on your system, the more vulnerable you are to experiencing similar problems in the future. Nonetheless, you can rest easy knowing that you will have full control over your computer when the virus is removed.
Step-by-Step Threat Finder Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the Threat Finder virus as easy as possible.
**PLEASE REMEMBER** – If the computer that is infected with the Threat Finder virus is running Microsoft’s “Windows 8” operating system, please use this Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions page.
1. Restart the Computer into Safe Mode with Networking
The Threat Finder virus is usually a lot less active in Safe Mode with Networking. This will allow you to bypass the virus and install the Threat Finder Virus Removal software.
How to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:
a. Turn off the computer and wait 1 minute
b. Turn on the computer and immediately begin pressing the “F8” button multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced options menu
c. When the Windows Advanced options menu appears, select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press “ENTER”
2. Install Spyhunter 4
The software we recommend to remove Threat Finder has received awards for its virus removal capabilities and is used by millions worldwide.
Install Spyhunter 4:
a. Click the “Windows” key and the “R” key to open the Run box (See Image below)
b. Type the following into the Run Command box: iexplore https://virushelpcenter.com/fix and press “ENTER”
c. After pressing “OK” the installation will begin and you will be asked to “Run” or “Save”- Select “RUN”
3. Complete the Scan and Remove the Threat Finder Virus
The software will automatically begin the scanning process and once completed will show the results of all the infections found. Please Note: the scan results will show the files names and not the actual name of the particular virus.
Fully remove Threat Finder:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the Threat Finder virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the Threat Finder virus and protect you from future threats.