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A legitimate utility designed to access remote computers. It may be used with malicious intent.


Once detected, the F-Secure security product will quarantine the file.

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    Note: If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Technical Details

Hack-Tool:W32/RAS.A is a detection for applications that can be used to view sensitive data on a computer. Those data include CD keys for Windows and other Microsoft software, passwords stored in Windows Protected Storage and passwords for the Remote Access Service.

Although not malicious on their own, these applications can be used by an attacker to steal keys and passwords on a compromised computer.

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