RATs (Remote Access Tools) enable remote access to an infected computer, thus permitting outside administration or manipulation. Unlike backdoors, RATs are not malicious programs but legitimate tools for managing data and program sequences on external computers linked through a network connection. Why are Remote Access Tools Identified? What begins with good intentions can quickly be exploited. RATs are generally identified as grayware if they are rare or unusual examples of their type. To begin with, nothing can be known with certainty in such cases about potential vulnerabilities. Furthermore, the likelihood is greater that the installed RAT is a variant misused by scammers or even other malware.