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Suspect I have a RAT on my laptop, how to confirm/remove?


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#1 Revocide

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 09:19 AM

Helli guys and girls of BC

 

I witnessed the cursor moving around on the screen all by itself recently. Pulled out the battery to stop it, simple yet effective.

 

This machine is a ASUS laptop running windows 8.1

 

After the "attack" I restarted and checked windows defender which appeared to functioning. Performed a full scan with windows defender which found nothing. Performed a scan with MalwareBytes Anti Malware which also found nothing.

 

Nothing to mention has happened since this incident.

 

What can I do to seek out the cause of the wandering mouse cursor?

 

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 05:57 AM

How to Detect a Remote Access to My Computer: 5 Steps

 

How to secure your home wireless network router.


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#3 Revocide

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 08:34 AM

Hi buddy215

 

Sorry for the late reply. Life is time consuming.

 

I did try all of the steps listed in your first link but I could not find anything (to the best of my knowledge) out of sorts there.

 

As for your second link - our current wifi network router ticks all the boxes there

 

What I would like to do is try a full system scan to repair this laptop to it's former glory. After reading online about the use of a free VPN called Hola I am worried now that the laptop may be part of some botnet. This makes some sense after seeing the mouse cursor moving on it's own and now on the movies on Netflix are often buffering where as before they did not.

 

What is the best plan of attack to root out the bugs within this laptop?

 

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 08:28 AM

Please follow the instructions in the Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide starting at Step 6.

  • If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.
  • In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running FRST which will create two logs.

When you have done that, post your logs in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log(s) along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. If you cannot produce any of the required logs...start the new topic anyway. Explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happened when you tried to create them. A member of the Malware Removal Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer.

After doing this, please reply back in this thread with a link to the new topic so we can close this one.

 

DO NOT bump your new topic. Wait for a response from one of the Team Members.


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#5 Revocide

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 12:09 PM

Hi buddy215, thank you for your time and assistance.

 

Here is the link to the new thread

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/605430/possible-rat-infection/






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