Easy tips to delete Adamantium Thief
Adamantium Thief is a malicious program that has data stealing functioning. After the successful infiltration, it aims to extract and ex-filtrate sensitive and personal information from the installed web browsers. It is a very dangerous computer threat that poses a serious threat not only to the users’ privacy but also to their systems. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove Adamantium Thief immediately upon detection.
The malware targets usually Chrome-based browsers. It is capable of ex-filtrating the data from Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Yandex (older versions), 360Browser, Amigo, , K-Melon, Kometa, Maxthon3, Nichrome, Comodo Dragon, Epic Privacy Browser, Atom, Brave-Browser, Chromodo, CocCoc Browser Orbitum, Slimjet, Sputnik, Torch, Uran, and Vivaldi.
The list of the data includes include the browsing and search engine histories, cookies of the internet, bookmarks saved, auto-fill data, log-in credentials such as passwords/ usernames and credit card info. The acquired log-in credentials can be used by the crooks to access to the corresponding accounts, services and platforms. The accounts could be of:
- Social networking,
- Social media or
- Messengers or any other.
The crooks may use these data to ask loan demands from the contacts – under the guise of the owner. They may use the platform to distribute Adamantium Thief or any other malware like Trojans, Ransomware, Cryptocurrency miners and etc through sharing infectious files. The credit card info and other banking related data are used in making fraudulent purchases, transactions by them.
To sum up, the Adamantium Thief infection brings severe privacy issues, financial loss and even identity theft. So, there is any suspect that the malware has already infected the system – use some professional anti-virus and remove the infection without delay. Manually it will be difficult to remove such Trojan type viruses as they spread copies of them deep over the system. This is difficult to detect and delete all of them one by one.
How did Adamantium Thief infiltrate my systems?
The term scam campaign defines as a mass-scale operation during which thousands of emails are sent. These letters are presented as official, important, urgent and similar. The virulent files are attached to these emails. These files are often disguised as or bundled with ordinary software when they are distributed via dubious download sources such as unofficial and free file hosting sites, p2p networks and other third-party downloaders. Illegal activation tools and fake updaters are prime examples of that. They cause infection supposedly by activating licensed products and updating software respectively.
Name: Adamantium Thief
Functionality: The Trojan is multi-functional, i.e., it may grant criminals remote access to the targeted device from their servers by connecting onto it and allow them to upload malware, steal users’ credentials, log keystrokes, investigate technical details of the system etc
Distribution: Bugs/flaws created by OS or outdated software, infected attachments, rogue software update apps and etc
System damage: The Trojan executes multiple commands, takes control over the device, files, processes, traffic proxy etc. Thus, the infection can cause indestructible damage to the OS
Danger: The perilous threat can lead to identity theft, money loss, or complete system’s crash
Removal: You should use some reputable antivirus tool for the Adamantium Thief removal. Manual detection and removal is not possible
How to prevent Trojan infection?
Never use any suspicious and irrelevant emails, especially any attachments or website links in them. Use only official and verified download channels for that. Additionally, use only official software developers’ tools/ functions for any software update/ activation. To ensure the device integrity and personal safety, it is important to have a reputable antivirus tool installed and kept updated. Furthermore, this software must be used for regular system scans and to remove any detected threats/ issues.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove Adamantium Thief:
Remove the related items of Adamantium Thief using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing Adamantium Thief issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (Adamantium Thief) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to Adamantium Thief removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to Adamantium Thief still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove Adamantium Thief plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in Adamantium Thief removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete Adamantium Thief (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.