Gh0st RAT Removal Guide

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If your Windows operating system is not protected, every security backdoor could be used for the malicious Gh0st RAT to slither in. In the past, this malicious threat was spread using a misleading spam email with a corrupted link. If the user was tricked into opening the link, a malware dropper was downloaded, and, subsequently, the Trojan was dropped too. This is how the threat was invading operating systems back in 2008. Ten years later, numerous methods of distribution are employed, and that is because the threat is no longer in the hands of one malicious party. In the past, the attackers behind this Trojan called themselves “C.Rufus Security Team.” Right now, a builder that allows building the Trojan and adding different features to it has been made publicly available. What that means is that anyone can have their own version of the Trojan, and that is why different methods of distribution are found being employed too. Regardless of that, you must delete Gh0st RAT, and the sooner you do this, the better.

The first version of Gh0st RAT was believed to have been created for the purpose of attacking governmental institutions in Tibet. Some believed this was the doing of the Chinese government, but, of course, nothing was proven, and it is possible that Russia or the United States were involved in this instead. Although Tibet appeared to be the number one target, nearly 1300 computers were infected by Gh0st RAT in over 100 countries. We do not have such data at the moment, but there is no doubt that the many different versions of the Trojan could be spread all over the world. At the end of the day, it all depends on the attacker. They choose who their target is and how the malware spreads. They also choose where to place the malicious components. The launcher file can be dropped as an .exe or a .dll file, but, in some cases, it might be spread as a .pic, .jpg, and something else. In this case, the file should have a point of execution that launches the file as an executable. Without a doubt, you want to delete the file and the point of execution, but this is where things get tricky because these files can be placed anywhere. Unfortunately, removing the Trojan manually is likely to be too complicated for most users.

It is hard to say what exactly Gh0st RAT can do when it slithers in, and that is because, of course, the attacker behind it decides what to do. In some cases, the Trojan could be used to capture screenshots, record keystrokes and mouse clicks to steal login details and personal information. This could be used to impersonate you, make illegal transactions, or even to expose your friends to the installer of the Trojan. In other cases, it could be used to download and run malicious programs. The truth is that the possibilities are endless, and anyone using Gh0st RAT can adjust it to serve their unique purposes. All in all, the threat is always malicious and always dangerous. Also, in most cases, it is silent, and victims remain unaware for long periods. Without a doubt, the longer this infection runs on your operating system, the more issues it can cause. Hopefully, you perform regular system scans, and you can uncover this threat fast.

Your operating system is not protected reliably. That is the fact you need to face because if your system was protected, the removal of Gh0st RAT would not even be on your mind. So, what are you going to do? Will you install trusted security software or will you continue taking virtual security risks? Hopefully, you are on board with the first option, and, if you are, you will not need to figure out how to delete Gh0st RAT because this infection will be eliminated automatically. Have other infections invaded your operating system? They will be deleted too. If you choose not to install the security software you need, you will have to find out a way to remove the Trojan manually, and that is not an easy task. In fact, with so many different versions of this malware, thousands of different locations could be used to store the malicious components. The guide below explains how to erase the threat, but you will need to determine the location of malware on your own.

How to delete Gh0st RAT

  1. Launch Task Manager (tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and click the Processes tab.
  2. Identify the malicious process and right-click it.
  3. Select Open File Location to find the malicious executable and then go back to the Task Manager.
  4. End process to terminate the process and then Delete the executable.
  5. Find and Delete the point of execution file (could be anywhere).
  6. Empty Recycle Bin and then immediately perform a full system scan to check if the system is clean. If it is not, quickly delete the remaining threats.
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