How to remove Gh0st RAT

In this article we will explain you everything about Gh0st RAT, that infested the system, and you unwittingly helped it to do this. Gh0st RAT isn't helpful and has no advantages, so it has to be removed as soon as possible. Here we will tell you how Gh0st RAT infected the computer and how to distinguish useful program from a virus. In the very beginning, we should explain you the crucial things about Trojans. Trojans are the distinct type of viruses that is known for stealthiness and usability, but isn't capable of solely get into user's computer. Viruses are not equal to Trojans, since viruses are almost totally independent, and Trojans need to be maintained and directed. Trojans can be called to parasites: they are absolutely harmless and feeble, but having the host they might call serious issues. The original host of newborn Trojan is its developer who grants it a guise of a useful tool and places it on homely file-sharing service. Since then, the Trojan is waiting until a credulous customer downloads it and installs it on his device. Another crucial thing about Trojans is that they commonly are being distributed via bundling - they infect the laptop in one package with several other viruses.


When Trojan after all finds a victim it begins to pursue its aims, which usually means nothing good for you and your computer. Trojans are the biggest sort of malware, and can call significant damage to the system, engage your PC in a botnet or scrounge your passwords. Here is a short list of possible ways for using Trojan viruses:


  • Trojans, because of their invisibility, are nearly ideal means for espionage. Trojan can exist in infested device for years, getting info against its owner, passwords, attended websites, accounts and, possibly, even the text entered from keyboard.
  • The last of the common ways of using Trojans is to create so-called botnets. Botnet is a web of thousands or at least hundreds of PC's, or some other "intelligent" devices, with help of which Internet-criminals are carrying out their smelly schemes. The multiplicity of goals is pretty wide: from DDoS attacks on government websites to large spamming campaigns, and it often calls limitations from Google for your IP address or the entire subnet.


Each of these ways of Trojan usage can be carried out separately or simultaneously. Except described above key aims that at first-hand benefit swindlers, Trojans also have extra effects: they exploit your computer's recourses, block up its memory with unwanted programs and interfere to run the laptop for its initial mission. Knowing this, you will totally endorse our opinion and remove Gh0st RAT for good.

Removal instruction

Step 1. Boot the system into safe mode

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter

Safe mode. Step 1


  • Select Boot tab

Safe mode. Step 2



  • Select Safe boot and press Ok

More information about Safe mode: What is Safe Mode and how to boot computer in Safe Mode


Step 2. Show all hidden files and folders

  • Press Start
  • Click on Control Panel

Show hidden files. Step 1


  • Select Appearance and Personalization

Show hidden files. Step 2


  • Click on Folder Options
  • Select View tab
  • Select Show hidden files, folders and drives

Show hidden files. Step 3


  • Press Ok


Step 3. Remove virus files


Check next folders to find suspicious files:

  • %TEMP%
  • %ProgramData%


Step 4. Fix hosts file

  • Go to %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\ folder



  • Open hosts file using Notepad or other text editor
  • Delete suspicious elements
  • Basic hosts file looks like this:



Step 5. Clean registry (for experienced users)

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Clean startup registry keys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Step 6. Scan computer with antivirus


We present you a simple and efficient method to uninstall Gh0st RAT with help of Spyhunter antiviral tool. This tool will not only clear your workstation of all currently available hazardous software on it, but in the same time secure it from other similar issues. Spyhunter works in totally independent mode, and to remove some Trojans you will just need to purchase Spyhunter, establish it and start the scanning and elimination processes. We prefer this method, since it's hard for a common customer to understand the Trojan files. By eliminating the system file, you can easily affect the OS, and call its fatal error. If you're not certain about Spyhunter, you can try it in action by installing a test version.


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Step 7. Disable Safe Mode and restart computer

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab
  • Remove the check near Safe boot


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