Metalrock, also known as Tastyred, is a backdoor that gives the attacker unauthorized remote access to a compromised computer. Once executed, Metalrock installs a modified variant of mIRC chat client, which automatically contacts the attacker. The threat allows him to download and upload arbitrary files, collect system information, update the backdoor and perform a DDOS attack against predefined remote hosts. Metalrock also attempts to delete Windows essential networking tools. The backdoor runs on every Windows startup.
• Allows remote user connection
• Connects itself to the internet
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background
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Metalrock manual removal:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Windows MeTaLRoCk service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices\Windows MeTalRoCk service
QR code for Metalrock removal instructions:
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The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Metalrock are really hard to remove on infected computer.
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Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.