This pest was written by a hacker called CS-Jami. The programming language is Visual C++. Several variants (Minicom 3.5, Minicom 126.96.36.199, Minicom 3.6.5, Minicom 188.8.131.52, Minicom 3.8.1) appeared from May 2000 to November 2003. The RAT affects such systems as Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP. It was designed for illegal controlling of other people’s computers. The hacker infects the victim’s machine via the e-mail or File and Print Sharing with a “server” program. He can later access the infected machine via a “client”. The functions of a RAT may vary, depending on the needs of the hacker. Some may just do nasty things, while the user is working. Other can steal vital information and delete files.
From the publisher:
“Minicom allows you to monitor and control other PC’s and to synchronise your PC clock from another PC. You must have a LAN using TCP/IP protocol.
Software: MiniCom.exe MiniRem.exe Comnet.dll
What to do: Run MiniRem.exe on all the PCs you wish to monitor or control. Run MiniCom.exe on your own PC.
Tip: Put MiniRem.exe in the Startup for each PC you wish to monitor or control. Then that PC becomes a Time & Command Server.
Problems ??? If it won’t work: Is TCP/IP installed on each PC? See START, Settings, Control Panel, Network. Have you started MiniRem.exe on that PC.
Registration: Without the Registration ID you can evaluate the software by monitoring the remote PCs. To control the remote PCs you require a Registration ID.
Minicom (CS-Jami) manual removal:
Delete registry values: