|Short Description||Once dropped onto the system, the Trojan will modify registry elements and attempt to accomplish a network connection.|
|Symptoms||Unpermitted system alterations.|
|Distribution Method||Via spam emails, corrupted links, drive-by downloads, etc.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Rane.exe|
In some cases, malware is reported to take over certain .exe files to spread onto computers. In other instances, .exe files sneak into the system and turn out to be Trojan horses or other types of malicious software. If you have noticed rane.exe running in the background, you should be aware that your PC may have been exposed to malware. Rane.exe has been identified by several anti-virus programs under various names.
McAfee has detected it as Generic Dropper.agu, Symantec – as WS.Reputation.1, and Kaspersky – Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.jmft. The detection rate for rane.exe is quite high, even though some programs haven’t succeeded in detecting it (e.g. Avira). According to the detection results, rane.exe belongs to a Trojan horse and should be removed entirely.
Rane.exe Distribution Path and Threat Description
Trojan horses can sneak into the system via spam emails, corrupted links, and websites (drive-by downloads), or downloading infected files. Some Trojans act as backdoors, connecting to a remote host to execute a number of malicious operations. Once the Trojan is inside the system, it may change files and registry keys.
According to McAfee’s report, Generic Dropper.agu:
- Tries to write to a memory location of a previously loaded process.
- Takes account of various system files and directories.
- Adds or modifies Internet Explorer cookies.
- Tries to write to a memory location of a process of unknown origin.
Here is a list of the files that have been added to the affected system:
- %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\5cd8f17f4086744065eb0992a09e05a2.exe
The Trojan also creates new system elements:
and changes others:
→HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ENVIRONMENT\SEE_MASK_NOZONECHECKS = 49
→HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\5CD8F17F4086744065EB0992A09E05A2 = “%TEMP%\Trojan.exe”
→HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\5CD8F17F4086744065EB0992A09E05A2 = “%TEMP%\Trojan.exe”
Generic Dropper.agu is also reported to attempt connecting to the following network connection:
If the connection is successful, other malware pieces may be dropped onto the system.
Rane.exe Removal Options
You can refer to the step-by-step tutorial given below the article to remove the Trojan. First you need to run your PC in Safe Mode. After following the instructions, scanning the system via professional anti-malware software is still highly advisory. To stay guarded against malware, remember to update frequently your anti-virus program.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Rane.exe from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Rane.exe from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Rane.exe from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Rane.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Rane.exe from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Rane.exe from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Rane.exe from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Rane.exe from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Rane.exe
Step 2: Uninstall Rane.exe and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Rane.exe on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Rane.exe there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Rane.exe from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Rane.exe and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Rane.exe via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Rane.exe from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Rane.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Rane.exe from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Rane.exe from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Rane.exe will be removed.
Eliminate Rane.exe from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.