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Remove Glasrats Trojan Completely from Your PC

trojanThe Glasrats Trojan horse also known as Backdoor.Glasrats is reported to open a backdoor on a compromised computer. It is classified as a backdoor type of Trojan horse. Glasrats Trojan may download potentially malicious files, and may upload personal data to different remote locations. It can self-update and auto-start its processes. We recommend its immediate removal from the system.

NameGlasrats Trojan
TypeBackdoor, Trojan
Short DescriptionThe Trojan opens a backdoor. The backdoor can give unauthorized access of a computer to a hacker remotely.
SymptomsOver the backdoor, potentially malicious files can be downloaded and sensitive information can be uploaded to a remote location.
Distribution MethodTargeted Attacks, Email Attachments, Suspicious Sites
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Glasrats Trojan
User ExperienceJoin our forum to discuss the Glasrats Trojan.

Glasrats Trojan – How Did I Get It?

There are a few ways you can get infected with the Glasrats Trojan horse. The most common one is by installing it manually as another program pretending to be useful. Thus, without knowing, you are getting the Trojan inserted into your computer.

Another way to get infected is via Browser exploits.

You might have been infected with the Trojan from a targeted attack by downloading an attachment from an email. Attached files that can be used to spread various threats such as the Glasrats Trojan, usually have these extensions: .bat, .exe, .vbs, .pif, .scr.

Glasrats Trojan – More About It

According to Symantec researchers, once the Trojan is executed, it creates these files:

  • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\update.dll
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\updatef.dll
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\net317rs.dll
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\ovss725y.dll

After their creation, new registry entries will be added as well:

→HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Select\”Default” = “2”

→HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasAuto\Parameters\”ServiceDll” = “[Malware Path]”

→HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasAuto\”Start” = “2”

Those files will allow for the Glasrats Trojan to update itself. The registry entries will make the malware’s processes to run automatically with each system start. Every Windows Service can be set to have an ”Automatic” start by setting that registry value to “=2”, like it is in the registry keys above.

After these actions, the Trojan will open a backdoor, modify firewall settings, and connect remotely to the following locations:

  • 112.175.41.71
  • qx.rausers.com
  • xx.rausers.com
  • bits.foryousee.net
  • testforyou.jwm.uk.org.com

Through that backdoor, Glasrats may perform a number of malicious actions. Such actions include:

  • Sending system information (IP address, computer name and OS version);
  • Downloading malware to the computer;
  • Uploading files to the remote locations.

Other possible things the Trojan may do are file and command execution and starting an interactive command shell.

Remove Glasrats Trojan Completely

Glasrats Trojan can spy on you, access various sensitive information on your computer and over time, may infect you with different kinds of malware. It may track your personal information and send that data to cybercriminals, which can aid them to profit.

To completely get rid of the Glasrats Trojan horse from your computer, carefully follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below.

1. Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Glasrats Trojan

1. Boot Your PC Into Safe Mode

1. For Windows 7,XP and Vista. 2. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

For Windows XP, Vista, 7 systems:

1. Remove all CDs and DVDs, and then Restart your PC from the “Start” menu.
2. Select one of the two options provided below:

For PCs with a single operating system: Press “F8” repeatedly after the first boot screen shows up during the restart of your computer. In case the Windows logo appears on the screen, you have to repeat the same task again.

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For PCs with multiple operating systems: Тhe arrow keys will help you select the operating system you prefer to start in Safe Mode. Press “F8” just as described for a single operating system.

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3. As the “Advanced Boot Options” screen appears, select the Safe Mode option you want using the arrow keys. As you make your selection, press “Enter“.

4. Log on to your computer using your administrator account

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While your computer is in Safe Mode, the words “Safe Mode” will appear in all four corners of your screen.

Step 1: Open the Start Menu

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Step 2: Whilst holding down Shift button, click on Power and then click on Restart.
Step 3: After reboot, the aftermentioned menu will appear. From there you should choose Troubleshoot.

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Step 4: You will see the Troubleshoot menu. From this menu you can choose Advanced Options.

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Step 5: After the Advanced Options menu appears, click on Startup Settings.

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Step 6: Click on Restart.
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Step 7: A menu will appear upon reboot. You should choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding number and the machine will restart.

2. Remove Glasrats Trojan with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

2. Remove Glasrats Trojan with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Install SpyHunter to scan for and remove Glasrats Trojan.2. Scan with SpyHunter to Detect and Remove Glasrats Trojan.
Step 1:Click on the “Download” button to proceed to SpyHunter’s download page.

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It is highly recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter.

Step 2: Guide yourself by the download instructions provided for each browser.
Step 3: After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to automatically update.

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Step1: After the update process has finished, click on the ‘Scan Computer Now’ button.
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Step2: After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any Glasrats Trojan files, click on the ‘Fix Threats’ button to remove them automatically and permanently.
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Step3: Once the intrusions on your PC have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart it.

3. Remove Glasrats Trojan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

3. Remove Glasrats Trojan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

1. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan for and remove Glasrats Trojan. 2. Scan your PC with MalwareBytes to remove all Glasrats Trojan associated files automatically.
Step 1: Download Malwarebytes by clicking here.
Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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Step 6: Review and click on ‘Next’ on the following 4 steps that will appear afterwards and after that click on the ‘Install’ button.
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Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button and check the ‘Launch MalwareBytes AntiMalware’ check box.
Step 1: Launch MalwareBytes if you havent launched it after install.
Step 2: Wait for the software to update and then click on the blue ‘Scan Now’ button. If it doesnt start updating automatically, click on the blue ‘Update Now’ highlighted text.
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Step 3: At this point, after clicking the ‘Scan Now’ button, the system should start scanning your PC. It may take a while but be patient – it is worth it.
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Step 4: After the scan has been complete and all of the threats have been identified, click on the ‘Remove Selected’ button to detelete them permanently.
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Step 5: Once the scan has completed, MalwareBytes will prompt you to restart your computer. It is recommended to save all your data you are working on before restarting.

4. Remove Glasrats Trojan with STOPZilla AntiMalware

4. Remove Glasrats Trojan with STOPZilla AntiMalware

1. Install STOPZilla Anti Malware to scan for and remove Glasrats Trojan. 2. Scan your PC with STOPZilla Anti Malware to remove all Glasrats Trojan associated files completely.
Step 1: Download STOPZilla by clicking here.
Step 2: A pop-up window will appear. Click on the ‘Save File’ button. If it does not, click on the Download button and save it afterwards.
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Step 3: After you have downloaded the setup, simply open it.
Step 4: The installer should appear. Click on the ‘Next’ button.
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Step 5: Check the ‘I accept the agreement’ check circle if not checked if you accept it and click the ‘Next’ button once again.
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Step 6: Review and click on the ‘Install’ button.
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Step 7: After the installation process has completed click on the ‘Finish’ button.
Step 1: Launch STOPZilla if you havent launched it after install.
Step 2: Wait for the software to automatically scan and then click on the ‘Repair Now’ button. If it does not scan automatically, click on the ‘Scan Now’ button.
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Step 3: After the removal of all threats and associated objects, you should Restart your PC.

5. Back up your data to secure it against infections by Glasrats Trojan in the future

5. Back up your data to secure it against attacks in the future

Security engineers recommend that you back up your files immediately, preferably on an external memory carrier in order to be able to restore them. In order to protect yourself from Glasrats Trojan (For Windows Users) please follow these simple steps:

1. For Windows 7 and earlier 1. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 1. Enabling the Windows Defense Feature (Previous Versions)

1-Click on Windows Start Menu
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2-Type Backup And Restore
3-Open it and click on Set Up Backup
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4-A window will appear asking you where to set up backup. You should have a flash drive or an external hard drive. Mark it by clicking on it with your mouse then click on Next.
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5-On the next window, the system will ask you what do you want to backup. Choose the ‘Let Me Choose’ option and then click on Next.
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6-Click on ‘Save settings and run backup’ on the next window in order to protect your files from possible attacks by Glasrats Trojan.
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1-Press Windows button + R
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2-In the window type ‘filehistory’ and press Enter
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3-A File History window will appear. Click on ‘Configure file history settings’
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4-The configuration menu for File History will appear. Click on ‘Turn On’. After its on, click on Select Drive in order to select the backup drive. It is recommended to choose an external HDD, SSD or a USB stick whose memory capacity is corresponding to the size of the files you want to backup.
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5-Select the drive then click on ‘Ok’ in order to set up file backup and protect yourself from Glasrats Trojan.

1- Press Windows button + R keys.
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2- A run windows should appear. In it type ‘sysdm.cpl’ and then click on Run.
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3- A System Properties windows should appear. In it choose System Protection.
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5- Click on Turn on system protection and select the size on the hard disk you want to utilize for system protection.
6- Click on Ok and you should see an indication in Protection settings that the protection from Glasrats Trojan is on.
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Restoring a file via Windows Defense feature:
1-Right-click on the encrypted file, then choose Properties.
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2-Click on the Previous Versions tab and then mark the last version of the file.
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3-Click on Apply and Ok and the file encrypted by Glasrats Trojan should be restored.

NOTE! Substantial notification about the Glasrats Trojan threat: Manual removal of Glasrats Trojan requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.
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Berta Bilbao

Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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