What is A RAT (Remote Access Trojan)?
A remote access trojan is a type of malware that allows the attacker to secretly gain control over the machine of the victim. The most common form of remote access trojans are called keyloggers, which is software that monitors a user's keystrokes and sends them back to the attacker.
How Do RATs Spread?
Remote access trojans are not limited to specific networks and can spread through many different ways. One way it can spread is through social engineering methods like the sending of fake email attachments or links that pretend to be from a known source. Once the victim clicks on the attachment or link, it installs a RAT on their system which allows an attacker to take control.
How Does Horus Eyes RAT Work?
Horus Eyes RAT is a type of remote access trojan that was developed to monitor the targeted user's internet activity. Once it has been primed with the necessary information of the target's browsing habits, Horus Eyes RAT will automatically execute and begin monitoring their online activity.
The program operates by sending data obtained from monitoring the user's browsing habits back to an attacker's server. The server then analyzes this data and generates a report for the cybercriminal behind the Trojan. Horus Eyes RAT can also be used as a keylogger or an email tracker since if has full control over what commands get sent back and forth between different apps on the infected device.
How to Remove Horus Eyes RAT
Horus Eyes is a type of remote access trojan that can be used to monitor and collect data from any device. Using a keylogger or email tracker, Horus Eyes is able to take complete control over the remote device. In order to remove the malware, follow these steps:
- Disable your WiFi or cellular connection
- Uninstall Horus Eyes from all applications
- Delete all files related to Horus Eyes
- Remove any leftover files on your computer
- Re-enable WiFi or cellular connections and reboot your computer
- Run a full scan on your devices and remove all infections
How to Protect My Computer From Remote Access Trojans
To protect your computer from remote access trojans, one thing that you can do is to avoid clicking on links or attachments in email messages from people that you don't know. You should also avoid downloading any free programs and shareware off of the internet without checking them for malware first.