To remove LimeRAT malware using Windows Defender you need to make sure first that its virus definition is updated. The easiest way to do this is to check for Windows updates from Settings. You then need to run a full system scan to detect and remove MSIL/LimeRAT.A!bit.
One of the common threats that your computer will likely encounter is the remote administration tool malware. This threat can give a hacker unauthorized access and control of your computer. The common way for this malware to spread is by embedding itself in email links which will be clicked by unsuspecting users.
Remove LimeRAT Malware from Windows 10
MSIL/LimeRAT.A!bit is a remote administration tool malware that allows a remote attacker to gain control of your computer. The attacker can access the PowerShell file of the infected computer and download additional malicious files causing further damage. Windows Defender, which is the built in antivirus software of Windows 10, can easily detect and remove this threat.
Effects of LimeRAT on a computer
When a user clicks on a link, usually from an email that carries this threat, it will infect the computer. Once infected it will give the attacker a backdoor to access the computer. This can result in the following.
- Stolen banking information.
- Stolen passwords.
- Identity theft.
- Computer added to a botnet.
Removing LimeRAT Malware from Windows 10
The best way to remove this threat from a computer, if it is infected, is by using Windows Defender.
Time needed: 1 hour.
Scan and remove MSIL/LimeRAT.A!bit
- Click the Start button.
This is located on the lower left side of the screen.
- Click Settings.
This has a gear icon which when clicked will open the Settings window.
- Click Update & Security.
This is usually the last option in the Settings window.
- Click Windows Security.
This is located in the left pane.
- Click Virus & Threat protection.
This is located in the right pane and will open the Windows Security window.
- Click Scan Options.
This is located in the right pane under the Current threats section.
- Select Full scan then Scan now.
This will check all files and programs running on your hard drive and will usually take more than an hour to complete. If a virus is found then it will be removed.
After performing the steps listed above you will successfully remove LimeRAT malware using Windows Defender.
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