What is RMS RAT?

Even if you do not have a rat infestation problem at your home, RMS RAT could have invaded your Windows operating system. Similarly to an actual rat, this dangerous infection gets in silently and eats away at your privacy without you knowing about it. Although it does not corrupt files, spy on users, steal sensitive data, remove files, or perform in other similar ways, it can be much more destructive than any other threats capable of such activity. That is because it gives cyber criminals access to the system, and they can exploit it in various ways. Most likely, the attackers would use it to drop other malicious infections. This dangerous malware, of course, requires immediate removal, but, unfortunately, since this threat is silent and does not have an interface, it could stay hidden for a long time. This is exactly why performing routine system scans is crucial. If you have already figured out that you need to delete RMS RAT from your operating system, do not waste any time.

How does RMS RAT work?

The victims of RMS RAT are believed to let it in by opening a corrupted file sent to them via email. How the attackers obtain your email address is a mystery, but it could be sold by unreliable service providers, obtained during a massive data breach, or extracted from you yourself via social engineering and phishing scams. Once the attackers have email addresses, they perform a mass spam attack, during which the same message is sent to many potential victims. This message has to be believable enough to make you click the attached file, and so the attackers might disguise themselves as a postal service, a bank, an airline company, or something like that. The file should have an inconspicuous name, and it is likely to be represented in a format you are familiar with, such as .doc, .docx, or .pdf. Unfortunately, it is enough to click the file, for the malicious RMS RAT to be dropped onto your computer. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the well-known CVE-2017-0199 (already patched) flaw is used in the process.

If you are tricked into opening the RMS RAT bait file, HTA script is downloaded and executed, then the Trojan’s payload is downloaded, and the CVE-2017-0199 vulnerability is used to execute it. Both the RAT and the vulnerability are from 2017, and, needless to say, the vulnerability has been patched long ago. So, how come malware still pushes through? For the most part, users are to blame. They often skip or disable updates, ignore vulnerability warnings, and act when it might be too late. Even if your system has been updated since 2017, if RMS RAT got in and was not detected and removed, it could have successfully permitted the attackers to gain access to it. Many other malicious threats could have been dropped using it, and your virtual security could have been put on the line. It is crucial that you inspect your operating system to see which threats might have breached your security. Once you can identify them, research them immediately to see what kinds of actions need to be taken.

How to delete RMS RAT

RMS RAT is a true pest of the virtual world. If you do not contain it, it will chew through your security, and leave a door open for the remote attackers, who, needless to say, have no regard for virtual privacy or security. Malware could be dropped, and your virtual security could be jeopardized. This is why it is important to remove RMS RAT as fast as you can. The infection has two main components, and you need to remove them both if you want to succeed. You can try to eliminate this infection manually using the guide below. It was created by our team that researched the infection. Obviously, if you find the steps confusing, you can consult with us via the comments section. That being said, if you are having trouble, it might be time to think about employing automated anti-malware software. Considering that you might have to delete other threats and that you lack reliable protection, this would be the right move.

Removal Instructions

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+E keys.
  2. Enter %HOMEDRIVE% into the field at the top.
  3. Right-click and Delete the infection’s folder, [unknown name].tmp .
  4. Enter %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup into the bar at the top.
  5. Right-click and Delete the infection’s file, [unknown name].vbs.
  6. Empty Recycle Bin.
  7. Perform a full system scan to check for leftovers using a trustworthy malware scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of RMS RAT*

Leave a Comment

Enter the numbers in the box to the right *