How to identify and remove a computer RAT
Has your computer been running slower? More and more ads popping up on your screen that are hard to close? Are there unrecognized computer programs launching on their own? These are just a few signs of many that could mean that your computer has been infected, but no need to worry my goal today is to guide you on how to assess if you do have a RAT and remove it.
One day I was talking to one of my online “friends” that I had known for a couple of months, and we were talking about a game that we loved to play together (that's how I had met him). He sent me a link to download this supposed way to get free in-game currency, and being too trusting a naive I didn't think twice and went straight to download it. Everything was going smoothly and I had thought that I was going to have all this currency that the download had promised. As most would expect… That was false and the download site started spamming hundreds of new browsers, it took me about 5 minutes for them to slow down and exit my browser. After this, I went online to research what on earth just happened, and I found that a RAT was placed on my computer. Now you may be wondering what a RAT is, a RAT is a Remote access trojan and its malware is designed to allow an attacker to remotely control an infected computer. And how is this bad you may ask? Well to start it's overall just bad for the health of your computer, it tends to make it run slower and you run this risk of being watched through your built-in webcam, and I think we're safe to say, that's creepy! And it gets worse, they can access personal information such as passwords, photos, private documents, monitor the article you are looking at right at this moment, and even control what you search up. And the worst part of all this is, if your attacker has a good enough program running, your antivirus that promises 100% safety from attacks well… it will most likely end up not detecting the RAT. Now that I have discussed what a RAT can do, and why some of them can be truly harmful here are ways to not infect your computer with it and afterward, I will explain what I did to wipe it from my computer. Well for starters, don't make the same mistake I did and download links that don't seem 100% legit this usually does not end well. You can use a VM (virtual machine) for extra safety if you do end up having to open a suspicious link. And lastly don't trust anyone you meet online, you truly don't know their true colors until they show it. And for those of you that are suspicious that you downloaded a RAT on your computer here's how to remove it. Start by downloading a Tron Script for windows (yes this is safe). Here is the Video title for the rat removal tutorial. *How to Remove ANY Virus from Windows 10 in ONE STEP in 2021*. Next is just to follow his directions and just be patient it takes a few hours to purge any viruses off your computer. Here are some tips: Back up your data onto another device, try not to use your computer unless you need to while running the script, and last but not least restart your computer at the end.