Porn Virus Removal Guide

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Pornographic websites, including children pornography,are used by cyber criminals to affect numerous computers. In very general terms, Porn Virus may refer to online phishing that occurs on pornographic websites, where unsuspecting computer users are offered to install some drivers, free scanners, or watch a video, which leads to computer infections. The term Porn Virus may also be used to refer to ransomware scams which lock the operating system up and attempt to convince the user that the system has been disabled because of his/her activities related to the storage and distribution of pornographic material.

Trojan.Zlob and Trojan.Vundo

Various computer threats can be distributed through pornographic websites, but there are two extremely vicious Trojan horses, Trojan.Zlob and Trojan.Vundo that are worth mentioning. They are very similar in their scare tactics because both threats are categorized as backdoor Trojans, which download new files and enable remote access to the system. Over time, Trojan.Vundo was developed to posses more capabilities, including rootkit functionality.

The two threats came into being in late 2004 and remained active until the beginning of 2011. Trojan.Vundo, also known as VirtuMonde, is known to be especially active over the period of its existence and was at its peak in late 2005. The Trojan would disable some anti-virus programs, display advertisements, including advertisements that promote adult websites. The threat was very active in the United States, England, France, and Spain.

In the United States, Trojan.Vundo was extremely violent in Washington,D.C., Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and some other states, whereas Trojan.Zlob in California, the state of New York, and Texas.

Porn Virus wants your money

When talking about ransomware, the term Porn Virus refers to hoax warnings that are displayed on computer screens, and which contain accusations saying that the user is associated with adult or child pornography. The warning is generated when the operating system gets infected with a Trojan horse, and the most active infections are known to be Trojan Urausy and Trojan Reveton. Without a doubt, there are more vicious Trojans that provide computer users with fake allegations, including Trojan Revoyem and Trojan Gimemo.

The scam attempts to extort money from unsuspecting computer users, so the warning is designed to look as if it had been created by law enforcement institutions. The warnings contain names and official emblems of the institutions; some of them may even present political figures to make the bogus warning more convincing. The most popular authoritative institution whose logo is used to deceive users is FBI. Such warnings were labeled as FBI Virus, and it is known that the Trojan horses which display misleading warnings on behalf of the FBI affected numerous computers across the United States.

The user of the compromised computer is required to pay a fine, which varies from $50 to $300, depending on the version of the Trojan. The currency of the fine also depends on the targeted country. The money transactions have to be made using Ukash, Paysafecard, or MoneyPak, all of which are based on a prepaid system. The user is required to enter payment information in the warning to regain access to the system; unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the computer will be unlocked after typing in the required information.

It has been found that some interfaces of the so-called Porn Virus contain obscene pornographic pictures, which are presented to make the warning more effective. The Trojan which has been found to distribute such warnings is known as Reveyom. As well as other ransomware scams, the warnings of Trojan Revoyem accuse the users of using or distributing pornographic files. Moreover, some IP addresses of the websites that are allegedly believe to have been visited by the user are presented in the warning.

It is important to ignore all the requirements that are provided by the Porn Virus because no authoritative institution would attempt to contact an individual by making the computer inoperable. Since misleading warnings are displayed by dangerous Trojan infections, the removal of the threat is a must. The infection may download additional malware in order to steal personal information or impair the system.

Porn Virus prevention methods

Several preventative measures can be introduced to prevent computer threats. First, the risk of getting the computer infected with Porn virus will be minimized if you stop browsing insecure website. Second, the system should be updated regularly so that all system vulnerabilities are fixed. Lastly, it is very important to use a reputable anti-spyware program which is powerful enough to remove such threats as Porn Virus.

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