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Farsighter is a Remote Administration Tool (RAT).


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Technical Details


Farsighter is a Remote Administration Tool (RAT).

The server package has two important components. Serverconfig.exe which is the front-end binary for configuring the daemon, and fserv.exe which is the actual listener itself.

This tool could be used as a monitoring application hence it can be considered as a riskware.

Please see the Riskware desription for additional details.

The domain is registered to a Swedish based location and appears to be legitimate.

Server Package

Creates these files:

  • %program files%\farsighter Server
  • %program files%\farsighter Server\faq.html
  • %program files%\farsighter Server\manual.html
  • %program files%\farsighter Server\serverconfig.exe
  • %program files%\farsighter Server\system\config.cfg
  • %program files%\farsighter Server\system\fserv.exe
  • %program files%\farsighter Server\uninstall.bat

The files serverconfig.exe and fserv.exe are detected as Monitor.Win32.Farsighter.a.


Has no launchpoints.

Functions as a port listener more like an admin tool.

Application fserv.exe is only run when you select "start server" from serverconfig.exe. When you select "stop server" it kills fserv.exe which is the port listener.

Doesn't transmit any outgoing packet, doesn't steal information.

Client Package

Creates these files:

  • %startmenuprograms%\Farsighter Client [D]
  • %startmenuprograms%\Farsighter Client\Faq.lnk
  • %startmenuprograms%\Farsighter Client\Farsighter.lnk
  • %startmenuprograms%\Farsighter Client\Manual.lnk
  • %startmenuprograms%\Farsighter Client\Visit Sureshot.url
  • %programfiles%\Farsighter Client [D]
  • %programfiles%\Farsighter Client\faq.html
  • %programfiles%\Farsighter Client\farsighter.exe
  • %programfiles%\Farsighter Client\manual.html
  • %programfiles%\Farsighter Client\uninst.isu

The file named farsighter.exe is detected as Monitor.Win32.Farsighter.a.

Creates the following Registry entries:

  • HKLM\Software\Sureshot
  • HKLM\Software\Sureshot\Farsighter Client HKLM\Software\Sureshot\Farsighter Client\0.9
  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Farsighter.exe [Path = ]
  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Farsighter Client [UninstallString=C:\WINDOWS\IsUninst.exe -f"C:\Program Files\Farsighter Client\Uninst.isu"]


Has no launchpoints.

Creates process farsighter.exe only when executed manually.

Connects to the server IP address [port] that the user specifies.

Does not send out any sensitive information.

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