“Remote Administration Tool” Email
The Remote Administration Tool is an email bitcoin scam. This is also known as a sextortion email scam – users are being pressured into paying for the “hackers” not to release compromising personal information. However in most cases this is not true but a hoax.
The “Remote Administration Tool” Bitcoin Malware distributes an Email which lets you know you are infected:
Trojans are highly problematic malware programs created to silently infiltrate the systems of the computer they attack and to carry out a variety of illegal activities without getting noticed by their victims. You have more than likely heard about these nasty pieces of malware ( “Drive by exploit”, Idle Buddy or “You got infected with my malware”) and know to keep your computer protected against them. However, with each newer and more advanced Trojan Horse version that gets created, these threats become even stealthier and more difficult to detect on time. “Remote Administration Tool” is a good example of that – it is a malware program that belongs to the family of Trojans, and it is capable of entering a given computer without showing any contamination signs.
The stealthiness of the Trojans, however, wouldn’t be so effective if another important factor wasn’t preset. That factor is the lack of caution within many users – this is one of the top reasons for Trojan Horse infections a as a whole. You see, a Trojan would typically be disguised in some way – this allows it to get inside more computers and to get activated in them by the users themselves. Few are the infections of this, or any other, type that automatically infect the users’ machines without the users having done anything invite the malware. In the case of most Trojans, the malicious program is presented to the users as something that’s seemingly harmless. A common example is when Trojans are disguised as program installers – there are many sites out there that distribute pirated programs and games for free, and many users download them. However, in some cases, what they download isn’t really an installer for some popular game or program, but a file that carries the virus. The users, not knowing that, carelessly open the file and try to install what they think is a useful program. However, in order to install anything in the computer, one needs to give their Admin permission. Once that permission is given to the Trojan in disguise, the virus gains all the rights that the computer’s Admin has, and thus become able to do pretty much everything in the attacked system. In that way, a threat like “Remote Administration Tool” can initiate new processes such as ones that force the machine to use all of its resources for cryptocurrency mining or ones that secretly monitor the keystrokes of the user in order to acquire their passwords, usernames, and other sensitive data. Some Trojans even download more threats inside the computer – threats such a Rootkits, Ransomware, Worms and so on. Oftentimes, by the time the Trojan gets spotted, it’s already too late to stop what it is trying to do.
What you can do against “Remote Administration Tool” Email
Our suggestion for any of you who may be victims of this infection or who suspect that the malware may be hidden in their computer is to take a look at our guide down below. Carefully complete the steps and, if that’s not enough, use the recommended removal anti-malware tool to get rid of the Trojan. In case you run into any difficulties, be sure to tell us about them in the comments section below so that we can assist you.
“Remote Administration Tool” Email SUMMARY:
|Name||“Remote Administration Tool”|
|Danger Level||High (“Remote Administration Tool” Ransomware encrypts all types of files)|
|Symptoms||Some Trojans may cause system crashes, slow-downs, and software errors, but sometimes there may be no visible symptoms at all.|
|Distribution Method||The preferred methods of spreading Trojans are the use of spam letters, pirated content, and malicious ads.|
“Remote Administration Tool” Email Removal
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2: Task Manager
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.
If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.
Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.
3: IP related to “Remote Administration Tool”
Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.
Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that.
If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the “Remote Administration Tool”.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
4: Disable Startup programs
Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.
Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10, it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:
If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious as there could be a link between them and “Remote Administration Tool” , disable those programs and select OK.
5: Registry Editor
Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.
Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.
Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.
6: Deleting potentially malicious data – “Remote Administration Tool”
Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:
Delete everything you see in Temp linked to “Remote Administration Tool” Ransomware. About the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.