Remove BlackRemote remote access tool from the system

Also Known As: BlackRemote remote access trojan
Type: Trojan
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Severe

BlackRemote virus removal guide

What is BlackRemote?

BlackRemote is the name of a remote access/administration tool (RAT). This software can be purchased by anyone from its download website. It allows its users to control other computers that have it installed on them remotely. Unfortunately, this tool is often used by various cyber criminals, because not only RATs are popular amongst these people, but BlackRemote's developer is also promoting this RAT in various hacker forums. Cyber criminals try to trick people into installing such software so they could steal personal, sensitive information and perform various tasks that could help them to generate revenue. Either way, we strongly recommend to uninstall BlackRemote as soon as possible.

BlackRemote malware

BlackRemote is a powerful tool that can be used to record screen, record videos using a webcam of a infected computer, upload and download various files, log keystrokes, stop and launch various services, manage processes, edit registry, record audio using computer's microphone, enable a chat session, shut down, log off or restart system, create messages in pop-up windows, download and execute files downloaded through URLs, steal saved passwords, open various websites, access clipboard, manage startup items, perform tasks through Shell, check installed software and edit hosts file. Cyber criminals could use BlackRemote to download and install various malware, for example, ransomware. Simply said, this RAT could be used to spread malicious programs that may be designed to steal information, encrypt files, and so on. Another powerful feature is a keystroke logger. Typically, cyber criminals use it to steal various credentials (logins, passwords) and other sensitive details. This feature allows them to record keys that are being pressed using a keyboard. Furthermore, BlackRemote can be used to record passwords that are saved on a computers, browsers, email clients, and other applications. They could be used to steal accounts, stolen accounts might be misused to make fraudulent purchases, transactions, spread malware, send spam, etc. All data that is saved on a clipboard can be stolen too. As we mentioned above, BlackRemote can manage startup items. It means that cyber criminals could add, remove, modify a list of programs that run on system startup. By being able to edit hosts file cyber criminals could prevent victims from accessing various websites, redirect, block IP addresses, and so on. This RAT can be used to perform other tasks too, either way, it can be used to cause a lot of problems, for this reason BlackRemote must be uninstalled immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name BlackRemote remote access trojan
Threat Type Remote access Trojan
Detection Names (BC02.exe) Avast (Win32:Trojan-gen), BitDefender (Gen:Variant.MSILPerseus.196300), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of MSIL/Injector.ANB), Kaspersky (HEUR:Trojan-Dropper.MSIL.Scrop.gen), Full List (VirusTotal)
Malicious Process Name(s) BC02
Symptoms Remote access Trojans are designed to stealthily infiltrate the victim's computer and remain silent, and thus no particular symptoms are clearly visible on an infected machine.
Distribution methods Infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, social engineering, software 'cracks'.
Damage Stolen passwords and banking information, identity theft, the victim's computer added to a botnet, installation of malware.
Removal

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Typically, cyber criminals use RATs like BlackRemote to infect computers with malware, steal banking information, various accounts, etc. People who have their computers infected with programs of this kind usually experience data, financial loss, problems related to privacy, get their identities stolen, and other issues. More examples or RATs are DarkRAT, InnfiRAT and Gh0st. If there is any reason to believe that a computer is infected with such software, it should be removed as soon as possible.

How did BlackRemote infiltrate my computer?

One of the ways to spread RATs, malware and other unwanted software it is to send emails that include attachments. Typically, cyber criminals present them as official and important. Once the attached file is opened, it installs a malicious program. Examples of files that can be used to infect computers with malware are Microsoft Office documents, PDF documents, JavaScript files, executables (.exe and other files), archive files like ZIP, RAR, and so on. Another way to spread malware is by using unreliable download sources like unofficial pages, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule, and so on), third party downloaders, free file hosting or freeware download pages, and other similar file or software download channels. People who open files downloaded through them sometimes cause installation of malware by themselves. As a rule, malicious files are disguised as harmless, legitimate. Furthermore, people often get tricked into installing malicious software when they try to bypass activation of licensed software with 'cracking' tools. These tools are often designed to download and install malware. Fake updating tools operate quite similarly: if designed to spread malware, they download, install malicious programs instead of updates, or they exploit bugs, flaws of some already installed software. Additionally, very often operating systems get infected through Trojans, however, only when programs of this type are already installed on operating systems. After installation Trojans often infect systems with malware or other unwanted software like BlackRemote remote access tool.

How to avoid installation of malware?

We strongly recommend to download all software from official and trustworthy websites. Third party downloaders, installers and other similar tools that we mentioned above cannot be trusted. Also, we advise not to open attachments that are included in emails received from unknown or suspicious addresses, especially if an email is irrelevant. Installed software should be updated via implemented tools (or functions) that are designed by official developers. The same applies to software activation. Unofficial tools might be used to spread malware. Besides, it is not legal to bypass activations through them. We also advise to have a reputable anti-spyware or anti-virus software installed and scan operating system with it regularly, if it detects any threats, then they should be removed immediately. If you believe that your computer is already infected, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate infiltrated malware.

Screenshots of BlacRemote administration panel:

blackremote administration panel 1 blackremote administration panel 2 blackremote administration panel 3 blackremote administration panel 4 blackremote administration panel 5 blackremote administration panel 6

BlackRemote process in Task Manager ("BC02"):

black remote process running in task manager as BC02

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How to remove malware manually?

Manual malware removal is a complicated task - usually it is best to allow antivirus or anti-malware programs to do this automatically. To remove this malware we recommend using Spyhunter for Windows. If you wish to remove malware manually, the first step is to identify the name of the malware that you are trying to remove. Here is an example of a suspicious program running on a user's computer:

malicious process running on user's computer sample

If you checked the list of programs running on your computer, for example, using task manager, and identified a program that looks suspicious, you should continue with these steps:

manual malware removal step 1Download a program called Autoruns. This program shows auto-start applications, Registry, and file system locations:

screenshot of autoruns application

manual malware removal step 2Restart your computer into Safe Mode:

Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer start process, press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, and then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.

Safe Mode with Networking

Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Windows 8 users: Start Windows 8 is Safe Mode with Networking - Go to Windows 8 Start Screen, type Advanced, in the search results select Settings. Click Advanced startup options, in the opened "General PC Settings" window, select Advanced startup. Click the "Restart now" button. Your computer will now restart into the "Advanced Startup options menu". Click the "Troubleshoot" button, and then click the "Advanced options" button. In the advanced option screen, click "Startup settings". Click the "Restart" button. Your PC will restart into the Startup Settings screen. Press F5 to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.

Windows 8 Safe Mode with networking

Video showing how to start Windows 8 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Windows 10 users: Click the Windows logo and select the Power icon. In the opened menu click "Restart" while holding "Shift" button on your keyboard. In the "choose an option" window click on the "Troubleshoot", next select "Advanced options". In the advanced options menu select "Startup Settings" and click on the "Restart" button. In the following window you should click the "F5" button on your keyboard. This will restart your operating system in safe mode with networking.

windows 10 safe mode with networking

Video showing how to start Windows 10 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

 

manual malware removal step 3Extract the downloaded archive and run the Autoruns.exe file.

extract autoruns.zip and run autoruns.exe

manual malware removal step 4In the Autoruns application, click "Options" at the top and uncheck "Hide Empty Locations" and "Hide Windows Entries" options. After this procedure, click the "Refresh" icon.

Click 'Options' at the top and uncheck 'Hide Empty Locations' and 'Hide Windows Entries' options

manual malware removal step 5Check the list provided by the Autoruns application and locate the malware file that you want to eliminate.

You should write down its full path and name. Note that some malware hides process names under legitimate Windows process names. At this stage, it is very important to avoid removing system files. After you locate the suspicious program you wish to remove, right click your mouse over its name and choose "Delete".

locate the malware file you want to remove

After removing the malware through the Autoruns application (this ensures that the malware will not run automatically on the next system startup), you should search for the malware name on your computer. Be sure to enable hidden files and folders before proceeding. If you find the filename of the malware, be sure to remove it.

searching for malware file on your computer

Reboot your computer in normal mode. Following these steps should remove any malware from your computer. Note that manual threat removal requires advanced computer skills. If you do not have these skills, leave malware removal to antivirus and anti-malware programs. These steps might not work with advanced malware infections. As always it is best to prevent infection than try to remove malware later. To keep your computer safe, install the latest operating system updates and use antivirus software.

To be sure your computer is free of malware infections, we recommend scanning it with Spyhunter for Windows.

About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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