SamoRAT Malware Removal Guide

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Researchers report that users might not know that they have a malicious application called SamoRAT Malware on their devices because the threat is able to avoid antimalware tools and can disable Windows Defender. Moreover, the malware falls under the classification of Remote Access Trojans. It means that the hackers behind this Trojan can control the infected computer remotely. You can learn more about what this threat is capable of if you continue reading this article. In the text, we talk about how the malicious application could be spread, how it might work, and how it could be erased. If you are mostly interested in the removal part, we can offer you our deletion instructions located below that show how to erase SamoRAT Malware manually step by step.

Remote Access Trojans like SamoRAT Malware can be spread through fake installers, updates, patches, alerts, pop-ups, and any other content found on the Internet or received from unreliable sources. Thus, we recommend staying alert and being careful while surfing the Internet if you want to keep away from malicious applications alike. If you receive any suspicious files, we advise scanning them with a reliable antimalware tool. Keep in mind that hackers can perfectly disguise harmful data, so it might not necessarily look dangerous. A file carrying malware could look like a text document, image, etc. Therefore, no matter how files look like, you should never trust them if they come from untrustworthy sources, for example, spam emails, unreliable file-sharing websites, pop-ups, ads, etc.

As mentioned earlier, users might overlook SamoRAT Malware on their system because the malware can block Windows Defender and stay hidden from some antimalware tools. Also, the Trojan works silently in the background, making the chances of noticing its presence even smaller. In the meantime, the threat might receive commands telling it to do something from its creators and complete these tasks. According to our cybersecurity experts, the malware, or the sample they have tested, has two main functions. One of them allows hackers to take screenshots of the infected device's screen via the malware. This type of functionality allows cybercriminals to spy on their victims and collect various types of data. The second thing that SamoRAT Malware might be capable of is the installation of other malicious applications. Meaning, hackers can infect your device with other threats that could allow them to do other things, such as encrypt your files to extort money from you, use your device for DDoS attacks, and so on.

All things considered, it is best to erase SamoRAT Malware as fast as possible. The only problem is that victims might not know about the malware’s presence. Plus, the malware might delete itself after its creators are done with the infected device. If you want to see if this threat could be on your system, you could look for the files mentioned in our removal instructions. They list the data created by the sample of the Trojan that was encountered by our specialists. If you received the same variant, our steps could help you remove SamoRAT Malware manually. Of course, we still recommend scanning your computer with a reliable antimalware tool after completing the instructions to ensure that the infection is all gone and that there are no other malicious applications.

Restart the device in Safe Mode with Networking

Windows 8 and Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+I or navigate to the Start menu and click the Power button.
  2. Tap and hold Shift and click Restart.
  3. Select Troubleshoot and choose Advanced Options.
  4. Pick Startup Settings and press Restart.
  5. Click the F5 key to reboot the system.

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Open Start, press Shutdown options and tap Restart.
  2. Press and hold the F8 key when your computer is restarting.
  3. Wait till you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
  4. Choose Safe Mode with Networking.
  5. Press Enter and log on to your computer.

Get rid of SamoRAT Malware

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Go to these locations:
    %TEMP%
    %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
    %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  3. Locate a recently downloaded suspicious file that could be the Trojan’s launcher.
  4. Right-click the malicious file and select Delete.
  5. Find this directory: %LOCALAPPDATA%\microsoft\networking
  6. Look for the malware’s launcher’s copy that could be titled winservices.exe.
  7. Right-click the malicious .exe file and press Delete.
  8. Navigate to: %WINDIR%\system32\tasks
  9. Find a task created by this Trojan; it might be called winservices.
  10. Right-click the malicious task and press Delete.
  11. Close File Explorer.
  12. Tap Win+R.
  13. Type Regedit and click Enter.
  14. Go to: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  15. Identify the malware’s created value name; its value data should point to: %LOCALAPPDATA%\microsoft\networking\winservices.exe
  16. Right-click the malicious value name and press Delete.
  17. Close Registry Editor.
  18. Empty Recycle Bin.
  19. Restart the computer.
Download Remover for SamoRAT Malware *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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