A Remote Administration Tool is a special kind of hacker spyware, used for remote access and control of other people’s computers. The attacker infects the PC via the e-mail or File and Print Sharing. A “server” allows him to connect via a “client” on his own machine. The functions of a RAT may vary, depending on the needs of the hacker. Some RATs can’t really harm your PC and the only purpose they were made for is hooliganism. But some versions can steal vital information, delete files and even crash your system. The author of this pest is a hacker called Famatech. He wrote this pest using Visual C++ programming language. The “server” is compressed with ASPack. The pest originated in March 2005.
From the publisher:
“It is a remote control program, which enables you to work on the remote computer from your own computer. You see the remote computer screen in a window on your desktop or on the full screen of your computer. Your mouse and keyboard are transferred to the remote computer. So you can work with the remote computer as if you are sitting in front of it.”