How to remove WolfRAT virus

Our article will help you to uninstall the Trojan program called WolfRAT, the manners of infection, and the manners to protect the machine from it. We have developed plain and helpful guide that will assist you to eliminate WolfRAT, and all the aftermath of its doing in ten minutes.

WolfRAT trojan virus


The object of the following article is WolfRAT Trojan that raised the huge wave of concern recent days. If your workstation is infested by this program, then you should understand how to beat it. Trojan viruses are distinguished by their high effectiveness, and are able to strongly resist deletion, setup their own copies and recover after incorrect removal. We can help you, and in final part of this article you'll find the safe tips on WolfRAT removal. Also this method helps to purify the system from other suspicious programs that could infect it. If you had faced Trojan viruses before - just scroll down to the uninstall guide, but if Trojan viruses are something unknown for you - inspect the whole article to learn how to defend the machine against such threats.


What is WolfRAT trojan

So, Trojan viruses are the largest group of malware in the Earth's infosphere that is used by swindlers for various purposes. Such goals in most cases have illegal or semi-legal properties, such as espionage, botnets building, theft of passwords and other information or downloading and maintaining already installed adware. Despite their multiple advantages, Trojans got one significant weakness - they cannot infect user's system independently. Recent time, customers started to think that all perilous or advertising software are viruses, but we should say that viruses, in contradistinction to Trojans, can easily spread and infest the defenseless PC. Trojans cannot reproduce themselves, and cannot infest the computer independently. After entering the device, Trojan virus is very difficult to find without assistance of special tools that is very appreciated by all kinds of web-criminals. All the facts described in this paragraph lead us to an obvious solution: Trojan viruses need to be recognized and disarmed until they infest the machine!

The majority of customers think that to stop viral penetration they just need to purchase an AV-software, but that's wrong. Antiviruses are very useful, but they cannot restrict you the access to malicious webpages, and disallow you to download any files, including malware. To make sure that the machine is protected, you should get rid of dangerous habits, and behave wisely on the Internet. There are two recipes to achieve this effect:

  • If you aren't ready to absolutely forget about using pirated utilities, you must carefully inspect all tools that you are going to install. Trojan viruses usually lurk beneath the guise of nice programs such as antiviral tools, system optimizers, browsers, browser games, search engines and driver updaters. Don't download strange tools from this list, and when installing another pirated tool - watch closely at the installation, declining all suggestions for downloading additional software.
  • The safest way is to fully quit using utilities of suspicious background. By these we mean all the tools downloaded not from the official developer websites or well-known distributors. Naturally, any cracked replicas of useful tools also are probably harmful. If you stop using such tools, the probability of infection would be decreased to minimal, and AV-tool will be able to easily deal with it.

Abide to these tips and you'll clearly see their result: your device will become workable, clean and quick, and will remain so for years.

WolfRAT removal instruction

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Commonly we propose two manners to get rid of undesired programs, but in this case, when deleting Trojans, it's almost impossible to reveal and eliminate them in manual mode. Trojan can be hidden in the files of any of your tools, so a novice user can slip up, erase an important folder and harm the OS. If you don't want this to happen, we have compiled a guide that will help you to remove WolfRAT quickly and effectively. The first stage is to go into Safe Mode and check system folders. Step #2 consists of downloading and installing Spyhunter anti-viral program. Next stage will be to stick to the instructions, and after 2-3 minutes the computer will be back in service.

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner

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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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