An Overview On RadRAT
RadRAT is a trojan virus which infect your computer by several methods. It is very harmful and injected inside the PC. It has infected around 81 PCs till now. It was reported on February 2018. the RadRat is knows as Remote Access Trojan which has advanced feature which make it a complex RAT toolkit. It has exploit the CVE-2017-0144 (EternalBlue) vulnerability in the server message block protocol which is called as SMB. RadRAT runs on Windows desktop as well as network stations with API. It replaces 'rpcss.dll' from a damage library which is called as 'wrpcs.dll'. The toolkit load ntmgr2.dll. It access sysmgr.exe and defrag.exe when received the command from C2 server.
This trojan virus is generated from the hacked domain that always contains pop-up ads. It enters into the computer silently without your permission. It hide itself deeply into the computer for the long period of time. It also several unwanted activities like it can slowdown your computer and make it sluggish to respond.
How Does RadRAT Enter Into Your System?
RadRAT enters via spam email attachments, peer to peer file transfer network, drive by download, unpatched software, social media etc.
Do You Know RadRAT Common Symptoms?
When RadRAT penetrate into your computer, it starts to act to irritate user. It has several common symptoms as:
Your system will start to display pop-ups and messages on your desktop. Some of the application will not start. You will not able to connect your internet or it may runs very slowly. When you will connect to the internet, all types of windows will initiate to open and the browser start to display such types of pages that you have not requested earlier. You will think that where have your files gone? Your files may get encrypted or deleted or it may move from one place to another. The antivirus and firewall protection get disabled. Your system screen will start to appear back to front or the language of certain application will get changed. The library files of games or any other program will get disappeared. Your system will start to send spam emails without your consent.
Let's Know About The Ill Effects Of RadRAT
RadRAT can mess up with your computer. It uses the cookies to monitor your all online habits. It install various kinds of infections to interfere with workstation. It also make system so vulnerable to deliver unstoppable pop-up ads and causes random redirections. It also give the high usage of CPU. It give chances to hackers to collect your all details for generating money. This is advised here that you should take care of your PC and remove RadRAT as early as possible.
How Will Your Protect Your PC From RadRAT?
Some preventive measures are very important know here which can help to protect your system from RadRAT.
- Install antivirus
- Update antivirus
- Scan computer with antivirus
- Use strong password everywhere
Steps to Delete RadRAT
Step: 1 Restart your Windows PC in Safe Mode
Find the complete details on how to Reboot your PC in Safe Mode (if you are a novice, follow the above given instructions on how to boot up your PC in Safe mode irrespective of the Windows Version that is being used as Windows XP, 7, Win 8, 8.1 and Windows 10)
Step:2 Remove RadRAT from Task Manager
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL simulataneously to open Task manager. Find RadRAT Related processes or any other suspicious processes that are running on it. Now Select and delete RadRAT virus from Task Manager at once.
Step:3 How to Delete RadRAT Related Startup Items
Press Win + R together and Type “msconfig”.
Now press Enter Key or Select OK.
“Startup” option is to be selected on the Pop-up Window Tab
Now Search for RadRAT Related applications on Startup Items
Now Uncheck all Unknown or Suspicious items from “System Configuration” related to RadRAT
Now Click and Select Restart to Start your Computer in Normal Mode
Step: 4 How to Delete RadRAT from Windows Registry
- Press Win + R in combination to Open Run Box, Type regedit on the search box and press enter.
- This will Open the registry entries.
- Find RadRAT related entries from the list and carefully delete it. However be careful and do not delete any other entries as this could severely damage the Windows Component.
Also, after completing the above steps, it is important to search for any folders and files that has been created by RadRAT and if found must be deleted.
Step 5 How to View Hidden Files and Folders Created by RadRAT
- Click on the Start Menu
- Go to Control Panel, and Search for folder Options
- Click on view hidden files and folders Options, For your convenience, we have included complete process on how to unhide files on all Windows Version. This will delete all the files and folders associated with RadRAT that was existing on your compromised system.
Still, if you are unable to get rid of RadRAT using manual steps, you need to scan your PC to detect RadRAT.
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