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.

How Can You Detect Remote Administration Tools? Check for Remote Administration Tools with SpyHunter!

SpyHunter is a powerful malware remediation and protection tool designed to help provide users with in-depth system security analysis, detection and removal of a wide range of threats like Remote Administration Tools as well as a one-on-one tech support service.

* Free Remover allows you, subject to a 48-hour waiting period, one remediation and removal for results found. Read our EULA, Privacy Policy & Special Discount Terms. See more Free SpyHunter Remover details.

There are currently 126 articles listed on remote administration tools.

Name Threat Level Detection Count Date
NetSupport Manager RAT May 22, 2020
NetWire RAT May 2, 2019
NewCore RAT May 8, 2019
NukeProtecter 1.0 February 12, 2008
NukeSped RAT October 28, 2019
ObliqueRAT February 24, 2020
Parallax RAT February 14, 2020
PentagonRAT 88/10 0 May 2, 2017
PoetRAT April 17, 2020
Preview Unlocked 1.0 March 14, 2008
Pupy 88/10 13 December 15, 2015
PyVil RAT September 4, 2020
PyXie RAT December 3, 2019
QNode RAT January 7, 2021
RadRAT July 9, 2018
RARSTONE 66/10 0 June 18, 2013
Ratty RAT June 24, 2020
RedCore RAT June 4, 2020
Reductor October 9, 2019
RemoteAccess.GhostRadmin 1010/10 0 October 6, 2009
RemoteAdmin.NetCat 88/10 0 December 7, 2007
RemoteAdmin.RemotelyAnywhere.a 1010/10 0 October 15, 2009
RMS RAT June 18, 2019
Rogue RAT January 13, 2021
ROKRAT May 13, 2019

Search by Letter:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9