ExileRAT Removal Process (remove ExileRAT)

February 7, 2019

The ExileRAT malware threat is a dangerous remote access tool that is linked to a malicious campaign that spreads malware through emails. The ExileRAT is a tool that hackers utilize to initiate spam email campaigns that ultimately spreads malware to systems where the computer user opens the malicious attachment that then initiates to install malware on the affected computer.

The dangers of ExileRAT are severe and could be at the forfront of a massive malware campaign to infiltrate multiple systems. Utilizing a known exploit within Windows is one primary method of ExileRAT loading on a system and then performing malicious activities over the Internet.

It is important that computer users often scan their system using an antispyware program to safely detect and remove threats like ExileRAT before they can be leveraged in a way to spread malware.

Are you getting popups from ExileRAT? Have you identified that you have ExileRAT installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove ExileRAT completely from your computer?

Why should you remove ExileRAT?

If ExileRAT resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that ExileRAT may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking ExileRAT removal process.

How can you manually remove ExileRAT

Manual removal of ExileRAT may not be for everyone. Each manual ExileRAT removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic ExileRAT removal process.

ExileRAT can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate ExileRAT in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find ExileRAT, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing ExileRAT. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with ExileRAT from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with ExileRAT, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

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  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with ExileRAT by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\ExileRAT folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed ExileRAT completely from your computer. If you find that ExileRAT is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic ExileRAT removal process.

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