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Danger level 6
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Kedi RAT

Kedi RAT is not a vermin. It is a malicious remote-access Trojan that can execute and run malicious payload and transmit sensitive data to a remote server using Gmail. This infection is quite unique, and our malware researchers strongly recommend securing your Windows operating system to keep it away. The unfortunate thing is that this malware can attack the operating system silently, and if you are not cautious, you could even be tricked into executing it yourself. Needless to say, you do not want that, and we can provide you with tips that should help you secure your operating system and private data. Of course, if you need to remove Kedi RAT, we suggest that you take care of that first. Although this infection is very dangerous, it should not be difficult to delete it. Unfortunately, we cannot say if you can eliminate malware that might follow the RAT or be executed with its help. Keep reading if you want to get more information.

Kedi RAT is also known as VBKrypt Trojan. Depending on the malware scanner you use, you might recognize it by an entirely different name too. Regardless of the name, the infection appears to spread via spam emails in all cases. The RAT was first discovered in 2017, and its creator was using spear-phishing attacks to spread it successfully. If you aren't familiar with this term, spear-phishing is an attack during which emails from seemingly legitimate senders are sent to regular users to trick them into acting in a certain way. Do you remember opening a suspicious email attachment or clicking a link sent via email before the malicious Kedi RAT was discovered? If you do, there's a chance that this is the email that was used for the distribution on the threat. The most unique thing about this Trojan is that, after execution, it uses Gmail to communicate with its C2 server. The infection accesses the inbox and uses the last unread message to send an encoded message to a remote server. This allows the infection to avoid detection and removal.

The information that Kedi RAT sends can vary greatly. It is known that this infection can grab screenshots and capture keystrokes, and this alone can be used to record passwords and login credentials to virtual bank, social media, email, shopping, and various other online accounts. The infection is also known to be capable of running embedded payload, and it is possible that it could execute other infections. If that was not enough, the infection has been seen evading security tools, such as scanners and even antivirus, which means that Kedi RAT has the ability to infect systems and stay hidden even when security tools are present. This, without a doubt, creates perfect conditions for the malicious Trojan to thrive. If the attackers behind this infection can silently record information about you, they can hijack your accounts and perform identity theft to spread malware, gather more information, as well as, potentially, hijack your funds. Hopefully, you can detect and delete the infection in time, but once you remove it, it is strongly suggested that you change passwords and keep an eye for any unauthorized activity using your accounts and your identity.

What is your experience with malware? Have you encountered other infections in the past? If you have, and you successfully removed them all yourself, it should not be hard for you to delete Kedi RAT. To make the process a lot easier, we have created a short guide that will help you eliminate the infection yourself. Of course, our guide does not cover all infections that might be active on your operating system. Immediately, scan your operating system to see if you need to remove anything else besides Kedi RAT. If you do, you can alleviate the process by installing an anti-malware application that can automatically remove all threats at once. Another reason to install this application is the protection against malware it can provide you with. If antivirus/anti-malware software installed on your PC failed to detect and delete the Trojan, it might be time for an upgrade. Afterward, tend to your virtual accounts that cyber criminals might gain access to using recorded information. First, change all passwords. Next, pay attention to unauthorized activity.

Kedi RAT Removal

  1. Tap keys Win+E simultaneously to launch Windows Explorer.
  2. Type %APPDATA% into the bar at the top and then tap Enter on the keyboard.
  3. Open the folder named adobe and Delete these components:
    • reader_sl.exe
    • reader_sl.lck
    • Screenshots (folder)
  4. Enter %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup into the bar at the top.
  5. Delete the file named reader_sl.exe.
  6. Empty Recycle Bin to clear the malicious components.
  7. Install a malware scanner to inspect the operating system for potential leftovers.
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