Complete Guideline To Delete ElectroRAT
ElectroRAT is a Remote Access Trojan, written in Go programming language and can infect Windows, Mac and also Linux users. It has been found that developers of this pernicious virus mainly target cryptocurrency users. It is usually spread via trojanized eTrader, Jamm, and DaoPoker apps. The DaoPoker is cryptocurency poker application and the eTrader and Jamm are cryptocurrency trade management apps. In simple words, all these three apps are related to digital currency. These apps and the sites from where they can be downloaded are/were promoted by fake users on certain cryptocurrency and blockchain-related forums and via Telegram and Twitter.
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The installation of ElectroRAT takes place as soon as each of aforementioned trojanized apps load their graphical user interface (GUI). After that, this precarious trojan starts performing malicious activities in the background and causes several hazardous issues onto the machine. It can download files and execute commands on the infected computers, upload files from disk, keylog (recording key strokes) and take screenshots. The keylogging feature allows cyber hackers to record keyboard input, which means it can be utilized to steal personal data that people enter with their keyboard.
ElectroRAT can collect information such as login credentials (email addresses, usernames, passwords), credit card details and other sensitive data. Using these details, scammers can steal several accounts, identities and make deceptive purchases, transactions, send malspam etc. and use it for other evil motives. In addition, this pernicious trojan can be employed to steal files stored on victims’ PC devices and execute vicious files that might lead to some type of malware installation. ElectroRAT virus eats up huge amount of memory resources and slows down the overall computer performance drastically.
This precarious threat on entering your computer at first disables all the security applications running on the machine. And so it fails to remove the malware efficiently. A trojan virus creates too much of damage and annoyances inside the compromised PCs. The only motive of such parasites is to perform various malicious activities once they arrive on the computer. The perilous virus deeply roots inside and makes several unwanted alterations. It makes changes in the configuration settings, DNS settings, and registry entry. It then creates loopholes and irrelevant path for cyber spooks to invade the machine silently. And hence, a quick ElectroRAT removal is highly required.
Category– Trojan, password-stealing virus
Description– Steals users’ sensitive data for adverting purpose and also to generate illicit revenues by misusing those details, Disables all the running security measures of the infected PC and drop more infections in the machine as well as help the criminals to get access to system.
Symptoms– Slowness of system’s performance, fake error messages, security alerts, intrusive ads and pop-ups, unwanted redirects to questioning sites and so on.
Distribution– Spam email campaigns, malicious file downloads, P2P file sharing, and many more.
Removal– Manual and automatic guidelines as provided under this article
Penetration of ElectroRAT:
As stated before, this nasty trojan is distributed via trojanized Jamm, eTrader and DaoPoker applications that were promoted on various cryptocurrency and blockchain-related forums, Twitter and Telegram. Moreover, these infectious can also infiltrate into your device through malicious websites which you surf online. Usually it contains the nasty code behind itself which get active when you surf or click on the link of the site. It easily invades into the system through this method. The other ways are spam mail attachments, unsafe network file transfer, fake software updates, misleading ads, and etc. Cyber hackers send thousands of spam emails that include malicious attachments and when opened, it triggers the installation of virus.
And therefore, it is important to be very careful while surfing the web and avoid interacting with these spiteful sources to keep the machine safe and secured. Never open an email that you were not expecting to get or visit infectious sites. But at the moment, you must remove ElectroRAT from the computer as early as possible.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove ElectroRAT:
Remove the related items of ElectroRAT using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing ElectroRAT issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (ElectroRAT) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to ElectroRAT removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to ElectroRAT still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove ElectroRAT plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in ElectroRAT removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete ElectroRAT (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.