Remote Administration Tool Email

The Remote Administration Tool Email

The Remote Administration Tool (RAT) email is a scam campaign that uses spam emails to blackmail its victims. The I Hacked your PC group is behind the Remote Administration Tool email scam, and they try to scare you into thinking your computer has been compromised.

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These are examples of the Remote Administration Tool Email

The malicious representatives of the Trojan Horse family of malware are probably the most commonly encountered malware threat on the Internet, they can cause many issues in your system and lead to all sorts of damage. In some cases, a Trojan may even affect you in real life, which is one of the worst things about this category of malicious programs. Our job here is to help our readers deal with different types of software issues, and malware infections. In this particular write-up, our focus will mainly be on a Trojan Horse threat named “Remote Administration Tool” Email. Due to the fact that this virus is very new, there are still some things that aren’t known about it. For instance, we can’t tell you the end goal of the people who are behind this virus. One of the reasons for that stems from the versatility of the abilities of most Trojans. Unlike other threats such as Ransomware, or Spyware, a threats like  “Drive by exploit”Porn Blackmail Bitcoin Email Scam or “Hi, I’m a hacker and programmer, I know one of your password” can be used in a variety of ways, and tasked with the completion of different tasks. Because of this, and because the research on “Remote Administration Tool” Email is still in progress, we can’t really tell you what you can expect if this infection enters your computer. Still, if you know or suspect that your system may have gotten infected by “Remote Administration Tool” Email, you should definitely remove the virus ASAP, or the consequences of its infection could be very severe.

The Remote Administration Tool Malware

The Remove Administration Tool Malware campaign is an email spam campaign where the targeted users receive a message with the following text: “Your computer was infected with my malware, rat (remote administration tool)” and demands for a bitcoin payment.

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The antivirus scans from VirusTotal help us see the nature of the Remote Administration Tool Malware

The thing that makes Trojans such versatile tools of cyber-crimes is the level of access they gain inside an attacked computer. What most Trojans do is they gain Admin rights in the infected machine – those are the privileges that the Admin of the computer has. If a Trojan gains this level of access in a given machine, it would be able to start, stop, block and modify processes, Registry keys and files in the system. This means that the options in front of the hackers behind “Remote Administration Tool” Email would be vast – they would be able to do pretty much everything that you can do in your computer, and they may even be able to restrict your own access in the machine. In fact, many Trojans are able to prevent the user from installing security programs once the infection has already taken place. Some Trojans also block the security software that’s already present in the machine. This further burdens the process of removing the infection. As far as the actual uses of the Trojan are concerned, they could be many – from theft of sensitive info, to tasking the machine with spam spreading and BitCoin-mining activities, from downloading Ransomware in the computer, to using the machine for DDoS attacks alongside many other infected computers, and so on and so forth.

We may be able to help you deal with this

Hopefully, if you use our guide and the anti-malware tool present in it, you should be able to eliminate the “Remote Administration Tool” Email Trojan and all data related to it. However, be sure to waste no time, and start the removal process as soon as you can, because if you delay the removal, the damage caused by the malware may become irreversible.


Name “Remote Administration Tool” Email
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Trojans may make your system sluggish, cause BSOD crashes, or modify different settings and data in your system without your permission.
Distribution Method Popular techniques used to spread Trojans are the use of pirated software installers, fake update requests, spam, malvertisement, and more.
Detection Tool

How To Remove Remote Administration Tool Email

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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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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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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Remote Administration Tool Email

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


Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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