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


Trojan.DarktrackRAT is one of those infections that can slither into your system behind your back and make a really good nest over there. What’s more, it can avoid detection for a while because it works in the system’s background, and users seldom realize they have this program unless they regularly scan their computers with security tools. So, the bottom line is that if this Trojan is present on your system, you have to remove Trojan.DarktrackRAT today. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions or continue reading the entry to find out more about this infection.

Perhaps the most important aspect of this infection is that it is a free remote access Trojan. The program was created by a guy who calls himself “Luckyduck,” and research analysts unanimously agree that Trojan.DarktrackRAT works as a very good commercial for all the other RAT type of infections out there. In other words, it can display with a remote access Trojan can do, and it can encourage other malware developers or users (who purchase malware) to either make similar programs or employ them in their malevolent schemes.

What’s more, security researchers say that it is really odd how Trojan.DarktrackRAT is available for free even though it works just fine. What we mean is that RAT infections that are distributed for free are often incomplete. Trojan.DarktrackRAT, on the other hand, is not one of them. Sure, it provides generic RAT functionality like file download and execution, keylogging, webcam and microphone monitoring, and so on. But it does work. There are also several versions of this Trojan available out there, and each version might have different functions and capabilities. For example, ver. 4 is thought to be as good as other RAT programs out there that can be purchase for a specific price.

However, if you look at this from the marketing point of view, it’s a very good tactic. It is common for companies and business entities to release a product or a feature for a small price or no price at all to build a customer base or the trade mark recognition from scratch. Once the product is well-known, and it has a good reputation, the company can roll out a new version that already requires payment. The same applies to Trojan.DarktrackRAT, as well. Luckyduck is known to be developing new programs, so everyone who used or liked Trojan.DarktrackRAT, might be willing to purchase new malware programs from the same developer.

Now, what does Trojan.DarktrackRAT do? As mentioned, this program can log your keystrokes and perform all sorts of monitoring activities. It is also able to connect to remote computers and even perform DDoS (or Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. In other words, this Trojan can do whatever the people in its command and control center (C&C) program it to do. This makes this Trojan into a very dangerous tool because you can never know what you can expect from it.

Our research specialists have also found that Trojan.DarktrackRAT has anti-bugger functionality, and it can be installed in persistent mode. It means that it cannot be killed via Task Manager, and you would definitely need a licensed antispyware tool to terminate this infection.

The user who operates this infection can select filenames, mutual exclusion, and the location of a client server once Trojan.DarktrackRAT starts running. Also, we have found that the default filename for this infection is DtServ32.exe, and the default mutual exclusion always starts with I_AM_DT. The default installation locations are in the System32 and %APPDATA% directories. It means these are the directories you need to dig through in order to remove Trojan.DarktrackRAT for good.

As mentioned, you can check the manual Trojan.DarktrackRAT removal instructions below, but if the program was installed in the persistent mode, you might need to resort to using a legitimate security application that would terminate this infection for you. While you are at it, you might want to look for other potential threats that could have been installed on your PC. The truth is that malware infections often travel in packs, and RAT programs tend to download more malware onto the target systems. So do everything you can to make sure computer clean and secure again.

How to Remove Trojan.DarktrackRAT

  1. Press Win+R and type %WinDir%. Click OK.
  2. Delete the DtServ32.exe file and go to System32.
  3. Remove the DtServ32.exe file from the folder.
  4. Press Win+R and type %AppData%. Click OK.
  5. Delete the DtServ32.exe file.
  6. Scan your system with SpyHunter.
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