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Re: Zombie / Botnet?
From: Kurt Buff <kurt.buff () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:37:39 -0800

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 04:05, Tony Raboza <tonyraboza () gmail com> wrote:

One of our workstations is broadcasting a huge amount of UDP traffic
(around 5Mbps) and I'm thinking it could be a zombied computer doing
DDOS as directed by its controller.  But the weird thing is - it has
an updated McAfee AV with HIPS ??  Why was this not detected - or
could I be reading this wrong?  Here's a portion of the tcpdump:

1) take if off the network.

2) burn a rescue CD and boot the machine with it. I suggest ubcd4win -
http://www.ubcd4win.com/howto.htm - an enable the Sunbelt VIPRE and
any other plugins (malwarebytes, especially) you deem appropriate to
see if you can clean/identify the culprit. I just tried ubcd4win
yesterday, and it was dead easy to work with. Excellent tool. There
are other good tools, but I just used this one and like it.

3) regardless of whether you clean the machine and/or identify the
culprit, save the data, rebuild the box and patch it so that it
doesn't get infected again.

Personally, I don't like McAfee at all. We switched away from that to
the Sunbelt product, and haven't looked back.


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