Do you know what Parasite HTTP RAT is?
Parasite HTTP RAT is one of those computer infections that are actually hard to notice. Unless you perform regular system check-ups, you might not even realize that you have been infected with this Trojan. It is a sneaky infection that can perform a variety of malicious actions on your system. Also, it is a lot dangerous when this Trojan infects corporate systems as opposed to individual desktops. It is clear that we have to remove Parasite HTTP RAT from the infected system, at the same time protecting it against similar intruders in the future.
Since it is hard to notice that a Trojan infection is running on your system, protecting yourself from these infections is of utmost importance. To avoid Parasite HTTP RAT and other similar threats, we have to know how they spread around.
Luckily, computer security teams have found the main distribution methods employed by these infections. As far as we know, Parasite HTTP RAT uses spam emails to reach their victims. It doesn’t differ much from the most common ransomware distribution method, and from that, we can see that users download and install these dangerous infections themselves. Of course, no one realizes at the time that they are about to install a Trojan on their system.
Why does that happen? This happens because the spam emails that distribute Parasite HTTP RAT look like legitimate messages from reliable sources. Also, the installer files resemble reliable documents. For example, they might look like regular MS Word or Excel files that users open every day. The only difference is that the malicious files will ask you to “enable content.” It might seem that you have to enable that content in order to read whatever is in the document, but in reality, you enable macros that allow the infection to download the main payload on the target system.
Therefore, if you stay away from emails and email attachments received from unfamiliar senders, you should be able to avoid Parasite HTTP RAT. On the other hand, if this infection is already there on your computer, you need to scramble to remove it because this Trojan is really annoying and dangerous.
Do you know what the RAT in its name stands for? These letters stand for Remote Access Trojan. It means that whoever controls this infection via a remote server, these people can “tell” the Trojan to perform a number of actions on the affected system, and the things Parasite HTTP RAT does may differ depending on the attacker.
As far as we know, Parasite HTTP RAT can surely impede user management, steal passwords saved on your browser, steal FTP and instant messaging passwords, steal your email passwords and your Windows license key, and so on. It might also tamper with your network because it can perform various actions in hidden Virtual Network Computing, and even reverse Socks5 proxy. So it is clear that Parasite HTTP RAT can cause a lot of damage if you allow it to remain on your system.
Of course, the Trojan itself can only steal the information; it cannot do anything with it. But once it transmits the stolen data to its command and control center (C&C), the hackers behind this attack might as well sell the information on the dark net, thus making easy money. So it’s not just about your computer’s system anymore. It’s also about your personal information security, or your corporate information security (it is far more likely that Parasite HTTP RAT will target business networks than individual computers). So the sooner you get rid of this infection, the better.
You can find the manual removal guidelines below this description, but we would like to recommend removing Parasite HTTP RAT with a powerful antispyware tool. This way, you would be able to catch all the malicious files on your computer. Not to mention that there might be more potential threats on-board, so you have to terminate them all at once.
Don’t forget that your online habits are just as important in protecting your system and your personal data as the security application that you use. Should you have questions about computer security or similar infections, you can always leave us a comment below.
How to Remove Parasite HTTP RAT
- Delete DOC/EXE files from Desktop.
- Go the Downloads folder.
- Delete DOC/EXE files from the directory.
- Press Win+R and type %TEMP%. Click OK.
- Delete DOC/EXE files and folders with long random names from the directory.
- Press Win+R and type %AppData%. Click OK.
- Remove the IOWVATDVBB.exe file.
- Press Win+R and type %LocalAppData%. Click OK.
- Delete the devrew folder.
- Scan your system with SpyHunter.
In non-techie terms:
Parasite HTTP RAT might not look like much, but it is a dangerous infection that will not leave you alone unless you terminate it once and for all. This Trojan can steal your sensitive information and share it or sell it to malevolent third parties. It would be for the best to remove Parasite HTTP RAT with a legitimate antispyware application. Relying on an automated malware removal tool is always a good idea because it is the most efficient and fastest way to terminate an infection.