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Can’t Remove Athena? This page includes detailed Athena Removal instructions!
Athena Spyware is a malicious program. It is a piece of software which should be removed upon discovery. Athena can do numerous things. None of which is beneficial. Well, it is not beneficial to you. Athena is quite useful to the people behind it. This app is exactly what the title says – a spy tool. It is recording your every move. Online or offline, you are being monitored. Everything you do on your device can be useful. Therefore, Athena sends every bit of data to its owners. Those people are not interested in your security. They will sell the data to third parties. If Athena has managed to record sensitive data, crooks may try to blackmail you. The spyware can “find” your email address. Check your inbox, it may be full of junk emails. Other sensitive information that Athena can record your user names, passwords paying details, etc. Nothing is out of its reach. With the social media connecting all our devices, phone numbers, and personal IDs are exposed. Hackers can use this information to harass you. Other, not so pensive data, such as your shopping preferences, will be used to target advertisements to you. Let’s say you enter “sneakers” into some search engine. Soon, you will be drowned in ad-banners and blinking pop-up windows advertising similar items. Previously ad-free websites will be heavy on coupons, discounts, and great deals. You will be constantly redirected to shady websites. Every time you click on a link, additional tabs will be opened in your web browsers. Your browsing experience will be ruined. Athena is a nasty parasite. It is quite hard to be removed. Athena can make changes to your registry. It can terminate or execute processes. You cannot afford to overlook any potential danger. Remove this malicious program ASAP!
How did I get infected with Athena?
To enter your machine, Athena used a vulnerability in your system. Yet, it wouldn’t have succeeded without your assistance. Yes, that is right. You were the one who exposed your PC to danger. Athena’s developers turned to trickery. They deceived you. Athena must have arrived as an attachment to an email. You must have heard it a thousand times. Yet, you haven’t stopped opening emails from questionable senders. Scammers tend to write on behalf of well-known organizations. They would attach a corrupted document to the letter. When the naive user downloads this file, a malicious code is executed and a virus – downloaded. The file is not the only thing that can be corrupted. The body of the email can contain malicious links and pictures. If you click on one, you will, again, download a virus. Your caution, however, can prevent such infections. If you receive a letter from a stranger, check the sender’s contacts. It is not hard. Your firs step should be to enter the questionable email address into some search engine. If it was used for shady business, someone must have complained online. Your computer’s security is your responsibility, so, don’t stop here. Step Two, check the sender’s official website. As we already said, crooks write on behalf of someone. If it is an organization, go to their official website. There, under the contact section, you can find their authorized email addresses. Compare them with the one you have received a message from. If they don’t match, you know what to do. Delete the spam email immediately. Other malware distribution techniques involve corrupted links, bundling or a drive-by download. Your caution can spare you tons of problems. Also, never neglect our anti-virus program. Keep it up to date.
Why is Athena dangerous?
Athena spyware can never be beneficial. This tool is, in fact, highly dangerous. It can monitor all your activities. The collected data, of course, will be used for shady business. This tool is also acting as an open door for many dangerous threats. Athena can execute processes, so, it can download malware to your machine. Hence, it will expose you to shady websites and malicious advertisements. The app will also modify your system registry. It will add and/or delete entries from it. Some of your applications will stop working. Do yourself a favor and remove Athena. The sooner, the better. Use a trustworthy anti-virus program or follow our guide. It is up to you to clean your machine. Don’t waste time. Act now!
How Can I Remove Athena?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Athena infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
- Open your task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
- Locate the process of associated with Athena malware and kill it
- Open your windows registry editor by typing”regedit” in the windows search box
Navigate to (Depending on your OS version)
and delete the display Name: Random
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate all unknown programs and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date.
Double check with any antimalware program for any leftovers. Keep your software up-to date!