89N3PDyZzakoH7W6n8ZrjGDDktjh8iWFG6eKRvi3kvpQ malware (Free Instructions)

89N3PDyZzakoH7W6n8ZrjGDDktjh8iWFG6eKRvi3kvpQ malware Removal Guide

What is 89N3PDyZzakoH7W6n8ZrjGDDktjh8iWFG6eKRvi3kvpQ malware?

89N3PDyZzakoH7W6n8ZrjGDDktjh8iWFG6eKRvi3kvpQ malware can change the text in your clipboard

89N3PDyZzakoH7W6n8ZrjGDDktjh8iWFG6eKRvi3kvpQ89N3PDyZzakoH7W6n8ZrjGDDktjh8iWFG6eKRvi3kvpQ appears every time users copy any information

If 89N3PDyZzakoH7W6n8ZrjGDDktjh8iWFG6eKRvi3kvpQ is the string that appears every time you copy and paste any text, you are affected by a malicious program. It changes the clipboard data so that the output would be the string of numbers and letters which is a cryptocurrency wallet address.

More sophisticated clipboard hijackers can detect when a user is performing a cryptocurrency transaction and change the address into its own seamlessly. In this case, a user would be sending his cryptocurrency to crooks instead of his own wallet. Because this is a simple version of a clipper-type malware, users can notice that something is wrong pretty quickly as the copied text changes no matter if it is a URL or an article.

However, the clipper malware is not the only thing users should be worried about. Often, installations of malicious programs include other hidden viruses. Therefore, users may experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft. We highly recommend running a complete system scan and removing all detected threats.

NAME 89N3PDyZzakoH7W6n8ZrjGDDktjh8iWFG6eKRvi3kvpQ
TYPE Malware
SYMPTOMS When users paste something into their clipboard, the text changes into a string of letters and numbers; people could also experience an increased amount of commercial content and changed browser settings
DISTRIBUTION Torrent websites; “cracked” software; malicious links
DANGERS The malware can come with bundled software that could cause the installation of other malicious programs and PUAs
ELIMINATION Follow our guide to learn how to remove malware with professional security tools
FURTHER STEPS Use a repair tool ReimageIntego to fix any remaining damage and optimize the machine

Distribution methods

The clipboard hijacker was found to be spread through “cracked” software[1] distribution platforms, Torrent websites, peer-to-peer file-sharing platforms. These platforms often distribute malware because they are unregulated. Users have no way of knowing if the program they want to install is actually what the site says it is.

Such platforms also often include bundled software[2] in the installers, like browser hijackers, adware, and other types of PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).[3] However, they can also hide malware like Trojans, ransomware, etc. You should use only official web stores and developer sites whenever you want to install software.

Even though it might get costly, you may save in the long run by keeping your system running smoothly. You should also implement security measures during the installation process to keep the risk of infection to a minimum. Always choose the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods, read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The most important part is to check the file list and untick the boxes next to any unrelated programs.

89N3PDyZzakoH7W6n8ZrjGDDktjh8iWFG6eKRvi3kvpQ malware89N3PDyZzakoH7W6n8ZrjGDDktjh8iWFG6eKRvi3kvpQ may have appeared after a bogus installation of Photoshop

Stop the malicious background process

You can stop the disruptive copy/paste actions performed by the 89N3PDyZzakoH7W6n8ZrjGDDktjh8iWFG6eKRvi3kvpQ malware by ending the process in the Task Manager:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard to open Windows Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details.
    Open task manager
  3. Scroll down to Background processes section, and look for AutoIt v3 Script (32 bit).
  4. Right-click and select Open file location.
    Open file location
  5. Go back to the process, right-click and pick End Task.
    End task
  6. Delete the contents of the malicious folder.

Check program Startup

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard to open Windows Task Manager.
  2. Go to Startup tab.
  3. Right-click on AutoIt v3 Script (32 bit) and pick Disable.
    Startup

Terminating the process will not remove the program itself. Therefore, we strongly advise you to continue with our guide to remove the malware completely.

Remove malware and PUPs from your machine

Since the clipboard malware was found to be distributed bundled together with other PUAs and malware, you should clean your system thoroughly. PUPs can be disguised as “handy” tools that look like system optimizers, browser extensions, antivirus programs, etc.

Regular users often fail to identify these unwanted applications as they are designed to look unsuspicious. Manual removal can also sometimes result in the renewal of infection as users often do not remove all the related files and entries. It is a meticulous process that we recommend performing with professional security software like SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes

These anti-malware tools will completely eliminate the malicious processes running in the background and will warn you in the future if a suspicious program will try to enter the system. However, if you still want to do this yourself, you can follow the steps below:

Instructions for Windows 10/8 machines:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Repair the damaged operating system

Performance, stability, and usability issues, to the point where a full Windows reinstall is required, are nothing unusual after a virus infection. These types of intruders can alter the Windows registry database, damage vital bootup, and other sections, delete or corrupt DLL files, etc. Once a system file is damaged, antivirus software cannot fix it.

Manual troubleshooting of such damage is also very complicated and can take a long time. This is why ReimageIntego was developed. It can fix a lot of the damage caused by an infection like this. Blue Screen errors, freezes, registry errors, damaged DLLs, etc., can make your computer completely unusable. By using this actually useful maintenance tool, you could prevent yourself from having to reinstall WIndows completely.

  • Download the application by clicking on the link above
  • Click on the ReimageRepair.exe
  • If User Account Control (UAC) shows up, select Yes
  • Press Install and wait till the program finishes the installation process
  • The analysis of your machine will begin immediately
  • Once complete, check the results – they will be listed in the Summary
  • You can now click on each of the issues and fix them manually
  • If you see many problems that you find difficult to fix, we recommend you purchase the license and fix them automatically.Reimage results

Fix browser issues

Since the clipper malware might have been bundled together with browser hijackers, you should also repair your browsers. Browser hijackers are mild infections compared to malware but they can lead to more serious problems. Users who are infected by a browser hijacker might experience a changed homepage, new tab address, and search engine.

Some may also notice an increased amount of commercial content, like redirects, or push notifications. These advertisements can contain links leading to dangerous websites, resulting in personal information disclosure to fraudsters and more installations of PUPs and malware.

If you experience any of this erratic behavior, you can look for instructions on how to deal with it below this article. Guides are available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and MS Edge.

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Getting rid of 89N3PDyZzakoH7W6n8ZrjGDDktjh8iWFG6eKRvi3kvpQ malware. Follow these steps

Remove from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data. Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings. Reset Chrome 2
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Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom. Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear. Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running. Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick Delete Advanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose Advanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy, search and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now. Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset. Reset Chromium Edge

How to prevent from getting malware

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.

 

Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 

 

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