Remote Administration Tools

A Remote Administration Tool (known more commonly on the Internet as a RAT) is used to remotely connect and manage single or multiple computers with a variety of tools such as:

  • Screen/camera capture and control.
  • File management (download/upload/execute/etc.).
  • Shell control (usually piped from command prompt).
  • Computer control (power off/on/log off).
  • Registry management (query/add/delete/modify).
  • Other product specific function.

A remote administration tool is based on the server and client technology. The server part runs on a controlled computer and receives commands from the client, which is installed on other remote host. A remote administration tool works in background and hides from the user. The person who controls it can monitor user’s activity, manage files, install additional software, control the entire system including any present application or hardware device, modify essential system settings, turn off or restart a computer.

Remote administration tools are divided into malicious and legitimate applications. Parasitical RATs, also known as remote administration Trojans, are analogous to backdoors and have very similar functionality. However, they aren’t viral, do not propagate by themselves and usually do not have additional destructive functions or other dangerous payload. These parasites do not work on their own and must be controlled by the client.

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There are currently 76 articles listed on remote administration tools.

Name Threat Level Detection Count Date
PentagonRAT 8/10 0 May 2, 2017
Preview Unlocked 1.0 March 14, 2008
Pupy 8/10 13 December 15, 2015
RadRAT July 9, 2018
RARSTONE 6/10 0 June 18, 2013
Reductor October 9, 2019
RemoteAccess.GhostRadmin 10/10 0 October 6, 2009
RemoteAdmin.NetCat 8/10 0 December 7, 2007
RemoteAdmin.RemotelyAnywhere.a 10/10 0 October 15, 2009
RMS RAT June 18, 2019
ROKRAT May 13, 2019
Saefko August 12, 2019
Sakula August 15, 2019
SDBbot RAT October 17, 2019
Shady Rat 7/10 0 April 11, 2014
SpyNote RAT September 19, 2019
SQLRat May 10, 2019
SysUpdate June 4, 2019
TightVNC 10/10 0 December 2, 2009
Trochilus RAT 7/10 0 January 13, 2016
VanillaRAT June 18, 2019
Vermin RAT July 23, 2018
WebMonitor RAT April 23, 2019
WinSpy 8/10 13 April 8, 2008
WSH RAT June 17, 2019

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