RAT Malware E-Mail Scam is a part of series of scams for Mac. What happens is the crooks send e-mails directly to your MacBook inbox and the messages there claim that your Mac has been compromised by a Remote Access Trojan. While those e-mails may be a scam that is after your money, the crooks may have gained access to some of your Mac information by another tool to know where to send you the message. This is why, we recommend that you read this article and learn how to remove the RAT Malware E-Mail Scam and stop such messages in the future by fully securing your Mac.
|Name||RAT Malware E-Mail Scam|
|Type||Scam for Mac OS|
|Short Description||Series of e-mails claiming your Mac is compromised which may or may not be true. The end goal is to get you to send BitCoins to the crooks.|
|Symptoms||A redirect appears that asks you to scan your Mac with a fake AV software which will detect hundreds of viruses even if they are not there.|
|Distribution Method||Likely via some type of info sniffing software installed on your Mac or as a result of information leak on a site where you registered with your e-mail.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss RAT Malware E-Mail Scam.|
“ RAT Malware E-Mail Scam” – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
The RAT Malware E-Mail Scam can be spread via multiple different ways. One of those ways is via an intermediary App or something else on your Mac that is sniffing information directly from it. The outcome of this is that you could have other information also stolen from you, like:
- IP and Mac addresses.
- Camera information.
RAT Malware E-Mail Scam can also come to your Mac as a result of some type of data leak of list of e-mails on compromised website you may have an account in. The main message that is shown from the scam is the following:
Subject: Account Issue
Hi, dear user of –
We have installed one RAT software into you device.
For this moment your email account is hacked (see on “from address”, I messaged you from your account).
Your password for user’s real email address: user’s real password
I have downloaded all confidential information from your system and I got some more evidence.
The most interesting moment that I have discovered are videos records where you masturbating.
I posted my virus on porn site, and then you installed it on your operation system.
When you clicked the button Play on porn video, at that moment my trojan was downloaded to your device.
After installation, your front camera shoots video every time you masturbate, in addition, the software is synchronized with the video you choose.
For the moment, the software has collected all your contact information from social networks and email addresses.
If you need to erase all of your collected data, send me $800 in BTC (crypto currency).
This is my Bitcoin wallet: 13cyEdT7kyH2f4j9xchvDGhv1o64MYNLUS, 18oAbhvp7ib8e1zNSVGFR3v8YmqiCeBoFu, 15Z4Y1q5QufvFPvRBKhwVhQyFTLwEQ5f4J, 1GMUM5rDLTARGFQfwHicdwySAy21wsHKpR, 1A19CzQQ5ZFxK57LWoAn2rFScTda6DnK1q, 15GWKdT8e1o6GcDTZMQZRiZng2Q6dLX8Aw
You have 48 hours after reading this letter.
After your transaction I will erase all your data.
Otherwise, I will send video with your pranks to all your colleagues and friends!!!
And henceforth be more careful!
Please visit only secure sites!
If you see this e-mail and it contains links or attached files, DO NOT download them. They could contain dangerous malware that can further compromise your Mac. Not only this, but in some cases such e-mails tend to carry malicious scripts that have the capability of infecting your Mac simply by being opened.
How to Remove RAT Malware E-Mail Scam from Mac
In order to make sure that the app or virus is removed, you can follow the removal steps underneath. They have been created with the main purpose of getting you to detect and delete all of the files that may be causing harm step by step from your Mac. However, if you do not seem to find such files, we strongly recommend that you use a professional cleaner software. Such malware cleanup app has the capability of detecting and deleting all files that may be a virus from your Mac and may be hiding somewhere in it to secure it fully.
- Guide 1: How to Remove RAT Malware E-Mail Scam from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of RAT Malware E-Mail Scam from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove RAT Malware E-Mail Scam from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase RAT Malware E-Mail Scam from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall RAT Malware E-Mail Scam from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove RAT Malware E-Mail Scam from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate RAT Malware E-Mail Scam from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove RAT Malware E-Mail Scam from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove RAT Malware E-Mail Scam
Step 2: Uninstall RAT Malware E-Mail Scam 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 RAT Malware E-Mail Scam 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 RAT Malware E-Mail Scam there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of RAT Malware E-Mail Scam from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall RAT Malware E-Mail Scam 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 RAT Malware E-Mail Scam 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 RAT Malware E-Mail Scam 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 RAT Malware E-Mail Scam 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 RAT Malware E-Mail Scam 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 RAT Malware E-Mail Scam 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 RAT Malware E-Mail Scam will be removed.
Eliminate RAT Malware E-Mail Scam 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.