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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

RemoteAny

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:RemoteAny
Technical name:Application/RemoteAny
Threat level:Low
Alias:RemotelyAnywhere
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a legitimate tool that can be used to control remotely the affected computer: administer the computer and modify its settings, work as an FTP server, restart the system, monitor the performance of the computer, etc.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Sept. 15, 2005
Detection updated on:Sept. 19, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

RemoteAny is a hacking tool. Though these programs are legitimate and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.

RemoteAny is a program that can be used to control remotely the computer where it is installed:

  • It can administer the computer and modify its settings.
  • It monitors the performance of the system.
  • It can work as an FTP server in order to transfer files.
  • It can restart the system.
  • It logs computer events and alerts.
  • It can work as an SSH (Secure Shell) server.

 

RemoteAny does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

However, once installed, the following images can be displayed on screen: