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Ghost. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

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Ghost is a large RAT virus family, designed to annoy the victim by performing stupid useless operations, such as open/close CD-rom, turn off/on the monitor, etc. The virus in a non-destructive type of RAT. It can not damage the system, however some versions include a "keylogger" ability. Some personal information, such as passwords and bank account numbers can be lost. The author of this pest is a hacker called Lame_Joker. The pest is written in Visual Basic. Many variants (Ghost 2.0, Ghost 2.1, Ghost 2.2, Ghost 2.3, Ghost 2.4a, Ghost Mini-Server 2.3) appeared in the internet from October 2001 to August 2002. The place of origination is Israel.

From the publisher:

"The purpose of this program is to ANNOY THE VICTEM without giveing the 'hacker' the tools that could destroy or damage the victem's computer... Open/Close you host's CD-ROM drive, Hide/Show start button, Hide/Show startBar, Hide/Show taskIcons, Disable/Enable Ctrl+alt+del, Set a random background color, Logoff user, Force restart, send customed messages, Send host to a url, Blackout/Blackin host's windows, Start host's notepad, Chack ICQ UINs for online status, Prank host, Put a custome junk File on Host's DeskTop ,Print crap on host's printer, reset host's mouse position and Hide/Show teskBar Clock. Pranks: Microsoft warning - Send the host a fake worning message from the Microsoft server telling it that an illegal Windows key number was detected installed on his system. Tip of the day - Let the host know about some interesting yet stupid tips/facts about himself.'
'This server is undetected to most antivirus programs! Including Macaffe,Norton,The cleaner,AVP,Panda,Esafe(Antivirus) etc... Server is very small (31k), and was tested on Win9x/NT/ME/XP systems. In order to work, Microsoft VB runtime files must be installed on target PC (including winsock controls!)" Ghost properties:
• Allows remote user connection
• Logs keystrokes
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background

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Ghost manual removal

Kill processes:
binder.exe, ghost.exe, ghostserver.exe, ghostservereditor.exe, mini-server.exe, server.exe, winsck_droper.exe
Delete files:
alpha.txt, binder.exe, ghost mini-server.txt, ghost.exe, ghostserver.exe, ghostservereditor.exe, mini-server.exe, readme.txt, server.exe, small server.bat, winsck_droper.exe

Geolocation of Ghost

Map reveals the prevalence of Ghost. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Greenland, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia and Brunei.

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