Randet is a program with malicious characteristics that can compromise your computer without your knowledge. Randet is considered to be a Trojan horse due to its ability to start unauthorized processes and tasks inside the computer.
To come across a Trojan horse like Randet might be one of the most devastating experiences that you could have with your computer. This malware is technically unable to self-replicate because it is not identical to computer viruses. Yet, it can be much harder to remove it than you can anticipate. What’s more, the size and the type of the damage that Randet can cause is literally unknown since this threat can be programmed to perform different criminal tasks one after the other, and that, without causing apparent symptoms. In the following lines, you will learn more about the specifics of this infection and Trojan horses in general.
The Randet Malware
The number of victims affected by the Randet malware is growing gradually that’s why we have come up with a simple, yet effective removal guide which is dedicated at helping you and other web users to safely and quickly remove this Trojan from their machines. That’s why if you have had the bad luck to encounter this malware – don’t panic. On this page, you can also find a tested the Randet malware removal tool that can scan your system for any hidden Trojan scripts and automatically remove them if you are unable to delete them on your own.
In any case, it is crucial that you take actions against Randet as soon as possible because this infection can harm your system in countless ways if not removed in time. The hackers that are in charge of the infection usually seek to gain administrator rights over the operating system to access all main settings. This allows them to secretly modify different files, replace or uninstall existing software and install new apps that serve their interests. They can also start certain malicious tasks and processes in total stealth, disable the antivirus program and even invite other viruses and malware, such as ransomware, spyware and rootkits inside the computer. The unauthorized modifications that the criminals make with the help of Randet and Meduza Stealer may typically result in system failures, including routine errors, unresponsiveness, freezing of certain programs or processes, etc. In essence, the longer this malware stays and runs on the computer, the greater the potential damage.
Private data collection and misuse of passwords and credentials may also be a consequence related to the activity of a Trojan horse in the system. In addition, a threat such as Randet could act as a tool for espionage. If the hackers set it, this virus can secretly collect sensitive information about your personal life, your online activities, your bank details, your credit or debit card numbers and other data that you don’t want to fall in the hands of people with malicious intentions. This can happen through screenshots from your screen, keylogging techniques or through hacking your web camera and microphone. Basically, once the needed information is collected, the Trojan will directly forward it to the hackers’ servers and from then on, you may become a victim of blackmail, online theft, banking fraud and other types of harassment.
Remove Randet Malware
To try and remove Randet quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the Randet extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove Randet by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of Randet and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Randet removal guide below.
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.
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Next, Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
Uninstall the Randet app and kill its processes
The first thing you must try to do is look for any sketchy installs on your computer and uninstall anything you think may come from Randet. After that, you’ll also need to get rid of any processes that may be related to the unwanted app by searching for them in the Task Manager.
Note that sometimes an app, especially a rogue one, may ask you to install something else or keep some of its data (such as settings files) on your PC – never agree to that when trying to delete a potentially rogue software. You need to make sure that everything is removed from your PC to get rid of the malware. Also, if you aren’t allowed to go through with the uninstallation, proceed with the guide, and try again after you’ve completed everything else.
- Uninstalling the rogue app
- Killing any rogue processes
Type Apps & Features in the Start Menu, open the first result, sort the list of apps by date, and look for suspicious recently installed entries.
Click on anything you think could be linked to Randet, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to Randet.
If you come across a questionable process, right-click it, click Open File Location, scan the files with the free online malware scanner shown below, and then delete anything that gets flagged as a threat.
After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.
Undo Randet changes made to different system settings
It’s possible that Randet has affected various parts of your system, making changes to their settings. This can enable the malware to stay on the computer or automatically reinstall itself after you’ve seemingly deleted it. Therefore, you need to check the following elements by going to the Start Menu, searching for specific system elements that may have been affected, and pressing Enter to open them and see if anything has been changed there without your approval. Then you must undo any unwanted changes made to these settings in the way shown below:
Type in Start Menu: View network connections
Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:
Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps
Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler
Type in the Start Menu: Services
Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor
Press Ctrl + F to open the search window
Remove Randet from your browsers
- Delete Randet from Chrome
- Delete Randet from Firefox
- Delete Randet from Edge
- Go to the Chrome menu > More tools > Extensions, and toggle off and Remove any unwanted extensions.
- Next, in the Chrome Menu, go to Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data > Advanced. Tick everything except Passwords and click OK.
- Go to Privacy & Security > Site Settings > Notifications and delete any suspicious sites that are allowed to send you notifications. Do the same in Site Settings > Pop-ups and redirects.
- Go to Appearance and if there’s a suspicious URL in the Custom web address field, delete it.
- Firefox menu, go to Add-ons and themes > Extensions, toggle off any questionable extensions, click their three-dots menu, and click Remove.
- Open Settings from the Firefox menu, go to Privacy & Security > Clear Data, and click Clear.
- Scroll down to Permissions, click Settings on each permission, and delete from it any questionable sites.
- Go to the Home tab, see if there’s a suspicious URL in the Homepage and new windows field, and delete it.
- Open the browser menu, go to Extensions, click Manage Extensions, and Disable and Remove any rogue items.
- From the browser menu, click Settings > Privacy, searches, and services > Choose what to clear, check all boxes except Passwords, and click Clear now.
- Go to the Cookies and site permissions tab, check each type of permission for permitted rogue sites, and delete them.
- Open the Start, home, and new tabs section, and if there’s a rogue URL under Home button, delete it.