Dacls RAT

This page aims to help you remove the Dacls malware. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.


Dacls is a Trojan Horse infection that can destroy a computer in a number of ways. For instance, Dacls can delete vital system files, modify registry keys, or insert another malware that can further damage the OS and the data stored on it.

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The Dacls malware targets Windows and Linux users.

If you have tried some methods to remove Dacls from your system and you have found them ineffective, on this page, we have published a detailed removal guide to help you detect and safely delete this Trojan without losing more time. The web users infected with Dacls may not notice the infection until it is already too late that’s why, for optimal results, we suggest you to arm yourself not only with the manual removal instructions below but also with reliable system scanner that can locate and remove any hidden Trojan-related files from the system.

Trojan horses usually operate in the following way – they sneak into a computer without the knowledge of the user and secretly launch a variety of harmful processes and tasks in the background of the OS.

The Dacls Malware

As a new and sophisticated representative of the Trojan horse family, Dacls might be designed to access banking credentials, account details and any other kind of work-related or personal information that could be extracted from the infected computer. The criminal creators, who stand behind the infection may profit from the stolen information and use it for other criminal deeds such as theft, fraud, blackmail and more.

An infection like Dacls may also be designed to spy on you. In such a case, the Trojan can activate your laptop’s or your computer’s web camera and microphone and secretly record videos and audios of you, your screen activity, your surrounding, and your conversations. This use is especially harmful because the cyber criminals who control the virus can get their hands on especially sensitive materials which later can be used as a foundation for blackmail, physical and emotional abuse, and even burglary. 

In some instances, a Trojan virus might transform your computer into a bot and allow the hackers to use your device’s resources to send spam or mine cryptocurrency. But probably the worst of all is the Trojan’s ability to be used as a transport vehicle for various types of viruses and malware. Hackers can often pair threats like Dacls with Ransomware, Spyware and other infections, as it is usually easy for the Trojans to sneak them in the system through security loopholes.

Unfortunately, there are too many ways the web users can get infected with such threats. Spam emails, torrents, shareware, and cracked software packages can often be used to spread Trojans. Furthermore, if a process or an application in your system has weak code, the Trojan can exploit it to become incorporated into your machine. The absence of a reliable antivirus program could also be a serious vulnerability.

Fortunately, there are some simple security tips that can help you detect and remove threats like Dacls before they manage to harm your computer in a serious way. Our best advice is to use a professional anti-virus program to locate and eliminate the infection. Of course, it is completely possible to delete the infection manually and for that you can use our removal instructions below but investing in security software is still one of the best methods to protect your computer from such infections in the future.


Name Dacls
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms A Trojan infection is unlikely to show visible symptoms of its presence until a major damage occurs to the infected system.
Distribution Method Malvertisements, illegal websites, cracked software installers, pirated content, torrents, malicious email attachments.
Detection Tool

Dacls Malware Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide

Dacls RAT

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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Scan Results

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

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Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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