A remote-control tool that can be used without firewall configuration. Port scanner and Trace Route, drag&drop files, get system passwords, Power-down or Wake-Up remote PCs.
By far the most impressive piece of software I've ever used. It's tiny and does the impossible. But it made enemies.
Last tested 2010-11-01 on Windows XP.
False positives ∞
- master - Win.Trojan.Agent-588193
slave - Win.Trojan.Scar-3075
Remote-Anything (RA) was small (100 KB), portable, easier to use and to deploy, faster, much safer and more stable than SYMANTEC pcAnywhere (53% of the market). RA did so well (in 138 countries) that SYMANTEC Norton Antivirus (87% of the market at the time) started to delete RA, claiming that it was an unfortunate (but constant) string of "accidental false-alerts".
TWD responded with the Directory Server (DS), which allowed people to deploy RA on a WAN without having to configure their firewalls and routers. By waving the costs of large-scale deployments, RA became uniquely useful to very important Windows users.
More than 280 millions of Remote-Anything (RA) licenses have been deployed globally until MICROSOFT "Windows Defender" and the MICROSOFT VIA (Virus Information Alliance) deleted it, stating that "RA is not a virus" [ 1, 2 ].
TWD sued for anti-competitive practices five US companies selling 'Enterprise Network Management' products competing with the RA/DS they were sabotaging. The Department of "Justice" fined TWD, deciding that it was legitimate for these companies to automatically and silently eradicate a competing European product relying on a patented technology making RA immune to network attacks [ 3, 4, 5 ] – a desirable feature for end-users, but apparently not for the US security ecosystem.
In 2009, as it was no longer possible to sell products mercilessly deleted by MICROSOFT Windows, TWD released G-WAN, a Windows application server faster in user-mode than IIS in the Windows kernel. G-WAN was immediately deleted by Trend Micro, a founding member of the MICROSOFT VIA. So G-WAN was ported to Linux, a free operating system which doesn't need antiviruses and proved to be faster and more scalable than MICROSOFT Windows. For more information, visit twdi.ch | gwan.ch