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HTTP RAT. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Remote Administration Tools

This is a big RAT virus family. Several versions (HTTP RAT 0.1a, HTTP
RAT 0.1b, HTTP RAT 0.2, HTTP RAT 0.21, HTTP RAT 0.2i, HTTP RAT 0.3,
HTTP RAT 0.31) appeared in the internet from March 2003 to September
2003. The author of this pest is a hacker called Zombie. The
programming language is C. All versions have the ability to disable
Firewall protection of the victim. The RAT also includes a “notify”
ability: when the virus infects the victim’s PC it automatically sends
a letter to the hacker.

From the publisher:

“[HTTP_RAT 0.31]
coded in C. works on win9x/2000/xp
[What is it]
HTTP_RAT is a “web-server” that allows you to browse victim’s computer
with any browser on any OS(!). It sends victim’s ip adress to your
email adress, so u have just to open http://his_ip[:port] in your
[How to use]
Run httprat.exe, fill in your email addresss & smtp server(s) and click
[Create]. It will make a file called httpserver.exe. Send that file to
victim. When victim opens it u’ll get mail with instructions.
server size: 30kb view/kill processes browse/download/execute/delete
files close firewalls b4 running hmm.. that’s all 4 now ;]
these will be added in next version:
file uploading
screen capture
registry editing(maybe)
better hiding/startup methods
automatically find smtp server
[something useful that u can suggest]

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HTTP RAT manual removal:

Kill processes:

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrunntmgr HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrunwin16

Delete files:
httprat.exe,httprat01a.exe,httpserver.exe,,readme.txt,[system root]\cookies\ck16.exe,[system root]\cookies\ck412.exe,[system root]\cookies\ckmgr.exe,[system root]\cookies\sys412.exe

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