Removing the Nanocore RAT

The Nanocore remote access trojan is a very common piece of malware. Just from running an executable file, you could have unknowingly installed software to let someone take full control of your computer. Data collection through key loggers, cookie grabbers, and plain watching your screen is made easily possible. Heres how you can remove it using an easy tool.

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Top Software to Protect Yourself from Malcious Downloads

Have you ever seen someone on Discord send you a file that seems interesting? Maybe you’ve seen a cool game cheat on YouTube that looks interesting. Often times, you’ll need to download the file in order to use it. Even if it’s just a “plain” .txt file. Be careful! They could be legit software disguised as malware, aka trojans. There are a number of ways to protect yourself from potentially malicious downloads.

Anti-viruses can be helpful, but they often falsely flag software that is created by the common community member. You could download software to secure your computer, use other software to identify malware or look for red flags. A huge bonus is the listed software is free.

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Trojans Supposedly Detected

Even though a piece of software is 100% safe and does nothing, it may be flagged as a trojan by anti-malware programs. This is especially the case with cheat based programs. Such flags are called false positives and occur for many reasons.

*Some developers obfuscate their code to make it time consuming to reverse engineer the program. Typically, the idea is that when slowing something down enough, the attacker may get annoyed and not bother finishing the task of reverse engineering. The problem with this is it also makes it difficult for anti-malware programs to analyze the code. On that note, the anti-malware program may just default to marking it as malicious.

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Game Exploits and Safety

Note: A game cheater is an exploiter, not a hacker. They’re just manipulating content which is hidden, but accessible. A hacker would be someone stealing your password and logging into your accounts.

Thanks to all the new websites and YouTubers coming up, finding cheaters in game has become extremely common. For some games, it can be a surprise to not have a cheater in the session. Its especially easy to obtain cheat tools, but should you? Its not like you should rely on anti-virus programs for help on exploits.

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