SamoRAT Malware

What is SamoRAT Malware?

SamoRAT Malware is a Trojan, and if it has managed to slither into your Windows operating system, that means that you do not have it protected safely. Unfortunately, this dangerous malware can bypass weak security systems, and so relying on them is not a good idea. According to our research team, by the time you are reading this report, it is possible that the infection has deleted itself already because that is one of its functions. Nonetheless, we have created a guide that might help you remove SamoRAT Malware from your Windows operating system. During our analysis, this infection dropped one additional malware file, and we include it in the removal guide below also. researchers invite you to use the comments section below if you would like to discuss the infection beyond our report. You can also ask us questions about the trojan and, of course, Windows protection.

How does SamoRAT Malware work?

Just like any trojan, SamoRAT Malware is a sneaky pest, and it is likely to rely on sneaky methods of entrance. Perhaps this infection hid itself within a bundled downloader that you found on an unreliable website? And perhaps it was downloaded and executed by another infection altogether? Unfortunately, it does not look like one specific method is used to distribute this trojan, and so we cannot tell you what security backdoors you need to pay closer attention to. Ideally, you have all of those backdoors covered. According to our researchers, SamoRAT Malware does not attack all systems. In fact, it automatically removes itself if sandboxes, debuggers, and certain security tools are found in place. Unfortunately, regular Windows users rarely have their systems protected fully and completely, and these are the systems that this RAT (remote access trojan) is likely to invade. So, what does it actually do? It appears that the main task for this trojan is to execute other infections.

When we analyzed SamoRAT Malware, it dropped an executable file named “GoogleCrashHandler.exe” to the %USERPROFILE%\Documents\ folder. As some might know, a file with this name originally belongs to the Google Update service. Unfortunately, malicious infections often use the names of legitimate files to camouflage malware, and that is exactly what has happened in this case as well. If SamoRAT Malware finds a system it can invade, it automatically connects to a C&C server, and remote attackers can start sending malicious commands that the trojan must execute. The infection could be used to capture screenshots, uninstall itself, and, of course, drop and execute other threats. These could be responsible for collecting private user information, deleting or adding files, processes, and registries, stealing money, and so on. Virtually any malicious command could be executed by the trojan, which makes it one of the more powerful infections. Without a doubt, you want an infection like that caught and deleted ASAP.

How to delete SamoRAT Malware

We do not know if you need to remove SamoRAT Malware or if it has removed itself already. If you are not sure about that either, install a genuine malware scanner. This tool will also determine if there are any other threats that you need to remove along with the trojan. So, how do you go about this? If you follow the guide below, you might be able to delete SamoRAT Malware and the GoogleCrashHandler.exe file that was dropped along with it. Of course, you might need to eliminate a different threat and also from a different location. Please keep that in mind. In general, clearing your system manually can be very challenging, and you also must not forget that your system is still unprotected. Why not install anti-malware software that will automatically erase all threats and also secure your system? Of course, if you are interested in this option, you have to make sure that the anti-malware software you install is legitimate and effective.

Removal Instructions

  1. Delete recently downloaded suspicious files.
  2. Open File Explorer by tapping Windows+E keys at the same time.
  3. Type %LOCALAPPDATA%\microsoft\ into the field at the top and tap Enter.
  4. Delete the file called winservices.exe in the networking folder.
  5. Type %WINDIR%\system32\tasks\ into the field at the top and tap Enter.
  6. Delete the task name winservices.
  7. Type %USERPROFILE%\Documents\ into the field at the top and tap Enter.
  8. Delete the file named GoogleCrashHandler.exe (name could be different for you).
  9. Open Run by tapping Windows+R keys and then enter regedit to open Registry Editor.
  10. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  11. Delete the value that points to the file of the malicious trojan. Name unknown.
  12. Exit all utilities and then Empty Recycle Bin.
  13. Run a full system scan to check for leftovers using a trusted malware scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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