tRat is a malicious application that has been active since September 2018. It falls under the classification of Trojans since it slips in by disguising itself as a simple text document. Users should always keep in mind that a lot of vicious threats are distributed with files they might not see as harmful. It does not take long for the Trojan to settle in and once it is ready, it can connect to a remote server belonging to the cybercriminals behind the malware. Our specialists say the hackers designed the malicious application so it could collect data about the user's device and send it to the server. Later, the cybercriminals can give the threat commands on what to do further. Therefore, leaving it unattended could be hazardous, which is why we recommend erasing tRat as soon as possible. The instructions located below should show users how to delete the malicious application manually, but if the process seems too complicated, it would be best to employ a reliable security tool.
As mentioned earlier, tRat might settle in after the user launches an infected text document, for example, it could be a Microsoft Word file. Our researchers noticed the infected document might show a warning saying the user has to click on Enable Editing and then choose Enable content to view it. Such request should raise suspicion, especially if the document comes from an unreliable source, for example, an unknown sender, Spam emails, and so on. The safest option would be to scan the file with a reliable antimalware tool before opening it. In case it appears to have malicious components, the chosen tool ought to help you remove the threat safely. However, if you carelessly open the doubtful file, the Trojan should be downloaded onto your computer, and the system might get infected without you even realizing it.
At first, the malicious application should create the files it needs to complete its task in the %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup and %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup directories. Soon after doing so, tRat should collect the computer’s name, username, and a generated user ID. Such information should be sent to the hacker’s remote served the Trojan can connect to. Afterward, the malware should wait for further commands from the remote server. Our specialists say the cybercriminals might make it download various files. For instance, data carrying other malicious applications or tools for tRat. We cannot be more specific as different files could have different functionality and it all depends on what hackers seek to gain. Nonetheless, what we can tell you is that leaving the malware unattended could put your system and privacy at risk. Thus, the threat should be deleted as soon as you realize it is on the computer.
The instructions you can see below this paragraph will list the data that you need to delete in order to remove tRat manually. The task could appear to be a bit too complicated for less experienced users. In such a case, we advise employing a reliable antimalware tool that could take care of the Trojan for you. If you have any questions about the malicious application or need more assistance with its deletion, you can also leave us a message at the end of the article.