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RAdmin.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:RAdmin.A
Technical name:Application/RAdmin.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:RemoteAdmin.Win32.RAdmin.21
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a legal tool that allows to remotely control the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Oct. 16, 2003
Detection updated on:Aug. 15, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

RAdmin.A is a Hacking Tool. Though these programs are legal and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.

RAdmin.A consists in a file that is installed on the affected computer in order to allow its remote control and perform the following actions, among others:

  • Capture screenshots.
  • Remotely control the affected computer using the keyboard and mouse.
  • Shut down the remote computer.

RAdmin.A is not a risk by itself, but it could allow a malicious user to carry out the actions specified above on the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

RAdmin.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.