Sub7,pest,BO: Do they have a legal use?

Posted by: Artic Warrior

Sub7,pest,BO: Do they have a legal use? - 04/05/04 12:23 PM

These are all virus's picked up by most anti-virus programs. But they are still able to be downloaded from sites that are so ovbious. I need to know if they have a use other then that of malicious nature. Is it possible that you could use them for good?

Please reply asap.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Sub7,pest,BO: Do they have a legal use? - 04/05/04 12:49 PM

They have legal uses; the exact same as PCAnywhere... Remote Administration; the only differance is that Sub7, Pest, BO, are all free, but are commonly abused...
Posted by: sinetific

Re: Sub7,pest,BO: Do they have a legal use? - 04/06/04 01:55 AM

They are RATs remote administration tools. Like gizmo said, they are all legitimate programs, but are often misused disguised as other things and become trojans. A trojan is usually a remote administration tool disguised as something else. Any disguiused program can be a trojan. The word trojan denotates something appearing to be what its not. Which in a way I think a lot of this adware/spyware should be called trojans because they use the guise of another program to gain access to your system.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Sub7,pest,BO: Do they have a legal use? - 04/06/04 03:11 AM

Hey sin, the UPIN backdoor and keygen are now listed as trojans lol; I'm semi tempted to email norton and be all "it's a keygen, you have keygen as a option; make it that!"... heh...