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Remove Assassin - Remote Access Trojan (RAT)

Remote Access Trojan or RAT for short is form of trojan horse that is often called backdoor because it provides the intruder, or remote user (hacker) special access (hole) to your PC from some control features to full control. Assassin is classified as RAT because of it affect to infected system. Assassin is considered to be very dangerous as it uses special technic to hide its activity from user and antivirus applications. Usually firewalls can detect its activity as Assassin regularly tries to access internet to grant an access to its owner.

Description of Assassin and certain parameters of the threat.

The person who monitors it can track consumer's working, manage files, setup adventitious programs, superintend the aggregate computer including any appear application or hardware device, vary needed computer options, disconnect or restart a computer. Assassin works in background and screens from the buyer. Their sources run unsafe web-sites packed with malicious code or distribute unsafe advertising pop-ups. In both cases a confidentiality threat gets installed without the affected user's knowledge and consent. Near all Assassins are very elaborate to notice. Parasitic Assassins can be finded and removed with the help of efficient antivirus products like Stronghold Antivirus and True Sword.

Threat indicator: HIGH

Threat data table:

Name of the threat:

Command or file name:

Threat type:

Affected OS:


ms spool32.exe


Win32 (Windows 9x, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Seven)


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Assassin - ways of infecting

Assassin can infect your PC from different sources. It can infiltrate computer through peer-to-peer applications, adult sites and also it can come bundled with adware or spyware. Then it copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is ms spool32.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Assassin and value ms spool32.exe and will then load on every boot up. You can also locate it in your processes list with name ms spool32.exe or Assassin.

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Manual guide for Assassin removal?

Assassin can be manually removed by locating and deleting all registry keys and files connected with Assassin and, of course, removing process from running on startup as well.

1. Remove the following processes:

  • 00.dll
  • 01.dll
  • 02.dll
  • 03.dll
  • avi.exe
  • cdll.dll
  • contact.htm
  • disclaimer.htm
  • download.htm
  • english tutorial.htm
  • gdll.dll
  • general help.txt
  • german tutorial.chm
  • home.htm
  • lan help.txt
  • logsim.exe
  • mary had a little lamb.bst
  • modifications.htm
  • msn help.txt
  • network manager help.txt
  • pluginexample.dll
  • pluginexample.dof
  • pluginexample.dpr
  • pluginexample.drc
  • pluginexample.mes
  • require.htm
  • settingclient.htm
  • settingserver.htm
  • the wheels on the bus go round and round.bst
  • twinkle little star.bst
  • untitled-2.psd
  • usingclient.htm
  • ms spool32.exe
  • commands.txt

Warning: you should delete only those files with the names exactly the same as in the list and located in folders listed below. There may be legitimate system files with the same or near the same names. We recommend you to use FREE WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for guaranteed threat removal.

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2. Following folders created by Assassin also need to be removed:

  • c:\fonts\
  • %programfiles%\couponica\

3. Using registry editor find and remove this registry entries:

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