Your virtual security could be in danger if Qarallax RAT manages to slither into your operating system. That is because this malware is a powerful info-stealer that can easily obtain all kinds of personal and sensitive information. The worst part about this malware is that it is silent, and not all users can discover it in time, before the damage is done. If you are reading this report, the chances are that you have already uncovered this malware, and you are trying to remove it. If you are, you are on the right track. On the other hand, if you are still unsure about this, we advise installing a malware scanner. A reliable one will quickly inspect the computer and list the threats that are active. Hopefully, nothing is found, but if the Trojan is uncovered, of course, you must get rid of it as soon as possible. Note that it might not be enough to delete Qarallax RAT to reinstate complete security, and we discuss this further in the report. Continue reading if you are interested.
Qarallax RAT was written in Java, and it can install it with the malicious payload. The threat, according to our malware analysts, is likely to be executed when the victim opens a malicious file or follows a malicious link sent using a spam email. More gullible users can be tricked into trusting phishing scams, but they are usually easy to identify. First and foremost, do not trust unfamiliar emails, and beware of addresses that could look legitimate. Second, do not open random links or files eve if they appear to be harmless and represent simple files. Also, while in some cases legitimate messages land in the spam folder, you have to be extra cautious about interacting with emails that are marked as spam. Of course, we cannot guarantee that different methods could not be employed to spread Qarallax RAT. Once executed, this threat is dropped to the %USERPROFILE%/[unknown name with 11 symbols] folder. The Windows Registry is modified as well. Since the infection stays silent, you might not realize that you need to remove any malicious components. If you find them, of course, you should remove them without hesitation.
Do you know what Qarallax RAT is capable of doing if it slithers in? In fact, the activity of this remote-access Trojan is pretty impressive and intimidating. According to our researchers, it can steal credentials by recording keystrokes and mouse movements and clicks. Besides that, the infection has access to the webcam and the screen, and so it can record videos and screengrabs. What does that all mean? The attackers behind Qarallax RAT could record you and use the video to blackmail you into paying a ransom. They could also unveil your passwords and other login credentials to take over your accounts. This could be used to spread malware to your contacts and friends, as well as impersonate you online for a monetary gain. For example, if cyber criminals obtain healthcare-related information, they could forge drug prescriptions using your name. If they obtain credit card information, they could make illicit transactions. Needless to say, virtual identity theft if a terrible thing.
Once you confirm if or not you need to remove Qarallax RAT using a legitimate malware scanner, you have to choose the right method. Are you thinking about deleting this malicious RAT manually? We will not go and tell you that you will not be able to handle this on your own (see a guide below), but we do recommend employing anti-malware software. Why? First of all, it is obvious that your system does not have good protection. If it did, you would not need to spend your time researching and removing malicious infections. Second, it can delete Qarallax RAT and all other threats automatically. Whichever removal option you choose, you must not forget to take care of your personal data. The first thing you need to do is change passwords to all of your accounts. Of course, you must start with the most sensitive accounts (e.g., online bank, health insurance, email, work-related accounts). Next, be cautious about scams, other spam emails, and strange activity within your accounts. If you notice anything, act immediately.