WingsOfGod is a Remote Access Trojan (RAT). It’s a dangerous type of malware that allows its operators remote access to the infected device. The malware can infect Windows and Linux devices.



WingsOfGod is classified as a Remote Access Trojan (RAT), a type of malicious software that, as the name implies, allows the operator to remotely access the infected computer and perform certain actions.

When WingsOfGod RAT initiates, the first thing it does is collect information about the infected system (OS details, IP address, device name, etc.) and send it to the C&C server. After that, it can perform several activities, including stealing files from the infected computer, as well as downloading/setting up additional infections.

Remote access trojans can cause a lot of damage because some may stay silently in the background. The WingsOfGod RAT can be used to set up other malware, e.g. ransomware. It may stay stealthily until a command is given to download another piece of malware. The trojan can also be used as a keylogger. If given the command, the malware could log keystrokes and steal sensitive information, such as login credentials.

Trojans like WingsOfGod RAT are stealthy infections because to carry out their malicious activities, they need to avoid detection as long as possible. This is more difficult to do when anti-malware software is installed on the computer. But when users do not have anti-malware protecting their computers, trojans can stay installed for a very long time.

There are some signs of trojans that users can notice. When malware is present on a computer, it typically starts behaving strangely. The computer may start lagging for no apparent reason, programs may start crashing, there may be Internet issues, and strange processes may appear in the Task Manager. Nonetheless, the best way to identify trojans and other malware on a computer is to use an anti-malware program.

If your anti-malware program detects it, have it delete WingsOfGod RAT from your computer.

How does WingsOfGod RAT infect users’ computers?

The malware is disguised as legitimate utility tools to trick users into downloading them. WingsOfGod RAT has been observed disguised as “WindowsApp.exe“, “WindowsTool.exe“, “BrowserFixup.exe“, and “ChromeFixup.exe”. The malware can be bundled with other software or files as well. Questionable software download sites are full of malware, which is why it’s important that you only download from official sources that can be trusted.

You may come across ads promoting various seemingly useful programs, and while some of them may seem tempting, you should never download anything from ads. It’s not uncommon for malware to be hidden in these types of downloads. If you come across an advertised program that you want to use, first research the program. If it’s a legitimate program, download it from an official source, not the ad.

Downloading software cracks can also often lead to infections like the WingsOfGod RAT. Forums and sites that have software cracks are full of cracks that have malware in them, just waiting for unsuspecting users to download them. Many users do not know how to recognize a malicious crack download. Downloading software cracks is not only theft but also dangerous for the computer and data, which is why you should avoid doing it.

Malware is also often found in email attachments. Malicious actors launch massive malspam campaigns and send users somewhat legitimate-looking emails that claim an important document is attached to the email. The emails are made to look like notification emails informing users about a parcel delivery or an order. By making it seem like it’s an urgent matter, malicious actors prompt users to open the attachments without double-checking. It’s recommended to scan all unsolicited email attachments with anti-malware software or VirusTotal before opening them.

Lastly, torrents are another great way to spread malware. If you torrent copyrighted content via torrents, know that you will encounter malware sooner or later. Malware is often found in torrents for entertainment content, including in torrents for movies, TV series, and video games. Pirating copyrighted content is content theft and it’s also dangerous.

How to delete WingsOfGod RAT

Trojans are complicated infections and should be left for anti-malware programs to deal with. Unless you know exactly what to do, you should not attempt to remove WingsOfGod RAT manually because you could cause additional damage. Instead, use a reliable anti-malware software. If WingsOfGod RAT was used to download and set up additional malware on your device, the anti-malware would get rid of it as well.

WingsOfGod RAT is detected as:

  • Win32:BackdoorX-gen [Trj] by AVG/Avast
  • HEUR:Backdoor.MSIL.Agent.gen by Kaspersky
  • Artemis!290789EA9D99 by McAfee
  • Gen:Variant.Zusy.536314 by BitDefender
  • A Variant Of MSIL/Agent.EKF by ESET
  • Trojan:Win32/Malgent!MSR by Microsoft

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