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Rhadamanthys is a particularly malicious type of malware that commonly gains access to the system through channels that may appear harmless, such as downloading low-quality or free software, videos or movies and apps from unofficial sources. It can also slip in through misleading links found in pop-up ads or through attachments in spam emails and social media messages. Other subtle entry points include drive-by downloads from compromised websites and exploiting vulnerabilities in outdated software. If your computer starts displaying symptoms like crashes, unexplained slowness and errors, or unusual network activity, an Rhadamanthys infection could be the potential culprit.

Rhadamanthys stealer malware detections on VirusTotal
The Rhadamanthys stealer malware is spread through malicious websites

What is Rhadamanthys?

Rhadamanthys is a prime example of a type of malware known as a Trojan Horse. Unlike viruses or worms, Trojans don’t spread on their own or replicate. Instead, they pretend to be useful software, mirroring those of genuine software such as AnyDesk, Zoom, Notepad++, and others. and trick users into installing them and once they find their way into a computer, their true intentions are revealed. Trojans like Rhadamanthys and Trojan:Win32/MpTamperBulkExcl.H are designed to carry out a variety of secretive operations, such as stealing sensitive information like usernames and financial data, secretly monitoring what users do on their computers, or even installing more harmful software. Some Trojans, can also allow attackers to access the computer remotely. This adaptability makes these pieces of malware particularly dangerous, as they can be used for anything from spying to direct financial theft, showcasing the wide-ranging impact they can have on the security of both individuals and organizations.

Is Rhadamanthys a Virus?

Viruses can replicate and spread throughout computer systems and files, but Rhadamanthys is not a virus and does not share these characteristics. Instead, it utilizes deception to persuade users to download and launch it, effectively circumventing initial security defenses. Once it infiltrates a system, this malicious software can carry out various destructive actions, such as stealing data or enabling unauthorized remote access, often without displaying any visible signs. This covert mode of operation allows it to cause harm or compromise security without attracting attention, potentially rendering the Trojan more insidious and damaging than traditional viruses.

Rhadamanthys Stealer

The Rhadamanthys stealer exhibits a plethora of capabilities, each meticulously designed to disrupt, exploit, or inflict harm. It excels at discreetly introducing other forms of malware, potentially installing threats such as ransomware, which locks users out of their systems until a ransom is paid, or spyware, which monitors user activities. Additionally, the Rhadamanthys stealer can transform the compromised computer into a bot, utilizing it to execute distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. It may also facilitate unauthorized remote access, establishing a concealed entry point for cybercriminals.

Rhadamanthys Malware

Getting rid of a Trojan like the Rhadamanthys malware from your system isn’t a straightforward endeavor, and typically involves conducting a meticulous system scan using robust antivirus software. However, because the Rhadamanthys malware can disguise itself, you may need to take additional steps, such as booting in safe mode and manually deleting associated files. For those facing this complex task, a detailed guide with step-by-step instructions is available below. This guide will assist you in methodically cleansing your system of the Trojan. To prevent future infections, adopt specific precautions: regularly update your software to patch vulnerabilities, refrain from downloading files or clicking links from unfamiliar sources, and use strong, unique passwords for your most valuable accounts.


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Rhadamanthys Removal

To try and remove Rhadamanthys quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Rhadamanthys extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Rhadamanthys by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Rhadamanthys and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Rhadamanthys removal guide below.

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

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

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

Step1 Uninstall the Rhadamanthys 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 Rhadamanthys. 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 Rhadamanthys, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.

delete suspicious Rhadamanthys apps

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to Trojan Rhadamanthys.

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.

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    Delete Rhadamanthys files and quit its processes.

    After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.

    Step2 Undo Rhadamanthys changes made to different system settings

    It’s possible that Rhadamanthys 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 them, and pressing Enter to open them and to 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:

    • DNS
    • Hosts
    • Startup
    • Task
    • Services
    • Registry

    Type in Start Menu: View network connections

    Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:

    Undo DNS changes made by Rhadamanthys

    Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

    Delete Rhadamanthys IPs from Hosts

    Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps

    Disable Rhadamanthys startup apps

    Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler

    Delete Rhadamanthys scheduled tasks

    Type in the Start Menu: Services

    Disable Rhadamanthys services

    Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor

    Press Ctrl + F to open the search window

    Clear the Registry from Rhadamanthys items

    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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