How do I get rid of a RAT?

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Re: How do I get rid of a RAT?

Post by Goatboy on Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:58 pm
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He doesn't need anything important for it to be fun.
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Re: How do I get rid of a RAT?

Post by warnock on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:26 pm
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I was trying to spare everyone the long boring details of this story by simply asking about general RAT removal/avoidance.

scoon1329 wrote: seems you've got bigger problems than a RAT.

Honestly, with all the facepalms flying around in this thread, you wouldn't believe me even if I told you, lol.



I appreciate those of you who took the time to read my question anyways.
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Re: How do I get rid of a RAT?

Post by XORMeBaby on Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:43 pm
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You sound too paranoid for us to take you serious. Install AVG. You will be fine.
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Re: How do I get rid of a RAT?

Post by sanddbox on Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:25 pm
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Have you tried the basics - virus scans, etc? The rat should be gone if it was restored to "factory settings".
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Re: How do I get rid of a RAT?

Post by mRmasteRful on Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:59 am
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We didnt mean to imply that your an idiot. The fp were for comic relief. But seriously why are people listening in on your conversations and breaking into your home?
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Re: How do I get rid of a RAT?

Post by warnock on Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:04 am
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@XORMeBaby: I am a little paranoid. Whoever I'm dealing with may seem like a complete amateur to this crowd, but I can admit they've outclassed me from a technological standpoint.

Right now I'm using Avast!, Malwarebytes, and Superantispyware. Are these ok? Or would you still say I need AVG?


@sanddbox: I ran full scans with all of the programs above. To date they've never found anything. 1 or 2 alerts from avast while online, but never any known infections.

Honestly, I'm pretty sure I did get rid of it when I restored my laptop. The big mystery for me was where my skiddie attacked from. I think I waltzed right back into the same situation somehow. If there are common attack methods beyond infected E-mails, I'd really like to know.

I'm operating under the suspicion (Read: Paranoia) that they have my MAC/IP addresses (assuming that's even relevant in this situation).


@mRmasteRful: No worries. I even had to laugh at myself, reading over the way that post came across.

Only explaining half of the story doesn't really help you guys, or me for that matter.

My skiddie is either a debt collector, or is working on behalf of a debt collector.

I've been accused of "stealing" the money I haven't payed back yet. Which I guess is how he/they justify breaking & entering, and damaging my property for the sake of "keeping tabs on me".

They can't REPO me because I've really got nothing to repossess :lol:

As you can imagine, breaking into someone's apartment, damaging their property, and threatening them over the phone are not things a debt collector can do legally.



I'm not trying to bore you guys with my life story here. It's just a very long story of who gave me the RAT, and why they would do so (to monitor me).

I would just like to know how to avoid RATs, from a group of people who would know.
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Re: How do I get rid of a RAT?

Post by Goatboy on Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:16 pm
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Have you looked into your router's configuration yet?
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Re: How do I get rid of a RAT?

Post by sanddbox on Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:33 pm
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Knowing your IP address is useless without open ports running vulnerable services, and knowing your mac address is completely useless.
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Re: How do I get rid of a RAT?

Post by Goatboy on Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:59 pm
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sanddbox wrote:Knowing your IP address is useless without open ports running vulnerable services, and knowing your mac address is completely useless.

Not true. They're doing this wirelessly, in which case a MAC address and IP means a LOT to the aircrack-ng suite and Wireshark. Both can be used to spoof, follow TCP/UDP datastreams, and other shit.
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Re: How do I get rid of a RAT?

Post by mRmasteRful on Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:18 pm
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Ok so you think they are debt collectors. Question now is are they using your online information to try and steal credit card numbers to 'repay' themselves or dp they want to keep tabs on you via your soical networks so they can scare you in person. In either case they have physical access to you so I doubt they gonna go through the trouble of haxing your pc if they can break down your dorr then your legs
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