Boston Marathon Email Virus – Removal Instructions

A Boston Marathon email virus is being circulated. The fake Boston Marathon email contains a virus. Do not open the Boston Marathon email if you have received it. This fake email contains a virus and if you open the Boston Marathon email you will become infected. If you have become infected with a virus after opening the Boston Marathon email please follow our virus removal instructions. Removal instructions are at the end of the article.

Have you received an email that says “2 Explosions at Boston Marathon” or an email that contains “Aftermath to explosion at Boston Marathon” in your inbox? If you have received any emails that are related to the Boston Marathon bombings we highly recommend that you do not open it. These fake emails contain a link to a video that is a virus.

The Boston Marathon bombing email hoax contains a link to a supposed video. If you click the link in the email you will become infected with a virus. The virus infection occurs through a Java exploit, a common distribution method for viruses. If you opened the Boston bombing email we highly recommend that you do a scan and potential virus removal using the instructions on the bottom of the page.

Reports have indicated that the Boston Marathon email virus contains ransomware. The emails contains a link to a supposed Boston Marathon bombing video. The video is usually named boston.avi or something similar. The individuals responsible for spreading this email virus are hoping that you click the link to download the video out of curiosity. Many people are used to watching videos and are very interested in video of the Boston Marathon bombing.

If you have received the Boston Marathon email, even if you have not opened it, we highly encourage you to perform a virus scan.

If you have received this email you should delete it from your inbox immediately. Do not open the email or forward the email to anyone. Do not reply or attempt to analyze the Boston Marathon email hoax. We recommend that you let others know about this fake email hoax if they mention a video or email about the Boston bombing.

If you have received the Boston Marathon email, even if you have not opened it, we highly encourage you to perform a virus scan. We have provided detailed virus scan and removal instructions below. Even though you may not think that you have the Boston Email virus, you may have other infections on your computer. Please follow the Boston Marathon virus scan and removal instructions just to be safe.

We test our removal instructions carefully on our own test computers. We have a computer lab which we use to test all removal instructions. The instructions below are useful for scanning and removing any virus, including the Boston Marathon virus. Please follow the instructions below if you have received a Boston Marathon bombing video email.

Boston Marathon Email Virus

Virus Removal Instructions

Success Rate: 100%
virus Lab Tests: 5
OS’s Tested: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
Removal Program: Spyhunter

* Are you performing these instructions on a Windows 8 computer? See the Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove any viruses that might be on an infected computer when performing these steps.

1 To begin, go ahead and reboot the infected computer. If the infected computer is turned off, go ahead and turn it on.

2 Immediately as the computer begins to boot, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu.

3 Once you are in the Advanced Options Menu, use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option.

Safe Mode with Networking

4 Windows will now boot into Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking will allow you to remove any computer viruses that are present including the Boston Marathon email virus.

5Once you are in Safe Mode with Networking it is time to begin the Boston Marathon virus scan and removal procedure. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.


6 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:


Windows Run Remove Boston Marathon virus

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to the internet and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyhunter.

7 When you see the Spyhunter download box, click the Run button. The picture of the download box is below. After you click the “Run” button, Spyhunter will launch. If your computer asks if you are sure you want to run Spyhunter, click OK. The Spyhunter installation will begin. After fully installing Spyhunter the virus scan will automatically begin.

Spyhunter Download Box Click Run

8 After Spyhunter has scanned your computer you will see the viruses listed in the scan results. Simply click “Fix Threats” to remove all of the virus infections including the Boston Marathon virus.

9 After you click “Fix Threats” you are going to need to register Spyhunter to remove any infections that were detected. Please register Spyhunter and the virus will be removed.

Registering Spyhunter offers superior benefits including real-time constant protection against any potential threats. Spyhunter will detect and remove any future threats that may occur including viruses, spyware, trojans, registry infections and more. It is a great all-in-one solution for your computer security needs and that is why we recommend it.

10 After you have registered Spyhunter, and the virus was removed, you can safely reboot into Normal Mode. The Boston Marathon virus will be completely gone.

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