FireBird RAT

What is FireBird RAT?

FireBird RAT is a dangerous infection that can be used by pretty much anyone in a number of ways. This remote access trojan/tool was created by an unknown malware developer, who then decided to sell it on underground forums. This ensures that only interested parties – a.k.a. hackers – are able to obtain it. We do not know what price this tool is sold at, but that is done in anonymous ways, and that is why it is impossible to catch the seller and the buyer. Unfortunately, because virtually anyone can purchase the RAT, it can be used in many different ways, and its distribution can be unique as well. So, while some victims might execute the threat themselves as they open spam email attachments or files/links sent to them on social networking platforms, a different trojan could be employed to expose the RAT to others. Unfortunately, once inside the system, this malware stays hidden, and so victims are not supposed to know that they need to delete anything. Of course, the removal of FireBird RAT must be handled ASAP.

How does FireBird RAT work?

Remote access trojans are meant to enable malicious parties to take over systems from a remote location. How much they can take over and do on the hacked computer/device/system/network depends on what the attackers want. Some might want to record sensitive information that then could be used to hijack online accounts, impersonate victims, and perform identity theft, and others might want to record video or audio content that then could be used to blackmail victims. Unfortunately, FireBird RAT is very versatile when it comes to functionality. It can act as a keylogger, it can record passwords, it can record recovered passwords, etc. It also can mess with the entire operating system by killing the Task Manager, the Registry Editor, turning the monitor on/off, opening and closing the CD drive, and hijacking the mouse controls. Also, it can take over the attached web cameras and microphones to record victims without them knowing about it. Basically, victims need to delete FireBird RAT for their own safety.

According to researchers, FireBird RAT is not the only remote access trojan out there. A few others that are worth the mention include InnfiRAT, DarktrackRAT, PyXie.A, and BlackWorm. All of these threats have many things in common, but perhaps the most important thing is that they all attack operating systems or networks that are not guarded appropriately. Yes, there are RATs that can bypass security tools, and they can even disable them or uninstall them. However, an unprotected system is much more likely to be attacked than the one that has reliable protection. That is because trusted security software is meant to fend off malware launchers, which means that they should be quarantined, blocked, and removed before they even get the chance to execute. If there is no security software to remove FireBird RAT, this malware creates a task in %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\Updates\ and also drops itself to %APPDATA%. These are the components that you need to delete or employ reliable anti-malware software to delete automatically.

How to remove FireBird RAT

In conclusion, FireBird RAT is a very dangerous tool if it falls into the hands of willing cybercriminals. They could use it to spy on people, gather audio and video material to terrorize them and blackmail them later, steal passwords and other sensitive data that could help hijack other accounts, mess with the operating system, disable security tools, and so on. Unfortunately, if this malware manages to invade the system silently, the victim might not notice anything strange happening, unless the threat visibly takes over the mouse, plays audio, or does something out of the ordinary. This is why it is important to run system scans on a regular. Hopefully, you detect and delete FireBird RAT before too much damage is done. When it comes to the removal, we recommend installing anti-malware software to tame this pest, but if you want to erase it manually, check out the guide below. Afterward, you MUST scan your system to check for miners, trojans, and other kinds of threats that could run together with the RAT.

Removal Guide

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+E keys to launch File Explorer.
  2. Enter %APPDATA% into the field at the top.
  3. Delete the malicious {random name}.exe file.
  4. Enter %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\Updates\ into the field at the top.
  5. Delete the malicious {random name} task set up by the infection.
  6. Empty Recycle Bin and then immediately install a trusted malware scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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