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WHAT IS RAT (REMOTE ACCESS TROJAN)?

Written By arunkumar on Saturday, 24 November 2012 | 05:39


RAT stands for Remote Access Trojan or Remote AdministrationTool. It is one of the most dangerous virus out their over the internet. Hacker can use RAT to get complete control to your computer. He can do basicly anything with your computer. Using RAT hacker can install keyloggersand other malicious viruses remotely to your computer, infect files on your system and more. In this post i will tell you about what hacker can do with your computer using RAT and tell you about some commonly use RAT by hackers.

What is RAT ?
As i have told you in my introduction paragraph RAT is Remote Access trojan. It is a peace of software or program which hacker uses to get complete control of your computer. It can be send to you in form of images, videos or any other files. Their are some RAT that even your antivirus software can not detect. So always be sure about what you are downloading from the internet and never save or download files that anonymous user send you over the mail or in chat room.

What You can do with RAT ?
Once a RAT is installed on any computer hacker can do almost anything with that computer. Some malicious task that you can do with RAT are listed below:
  • Infecting Files
  • Installing Keyloggers
  • Controlling Computer
  • Remotely start webcam, sounds, movies etc
  • Using your PC to attack Website (DDOS)
  • View Screen

Harmless RAT or Good RAT
As you have seen how harmfull RAT are for your computer, but their are some good RAT which some of you might be using daily. You might have heard of TeamViewer, it is a software which you use to control some one's computer with his permission for filetransfer, sharing your screen and more.

Some Commonly Used RAT
  • ProRAT
  • CyberGate RAT
  • DarkComet RAT

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