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Re: Worms versus Bots

  • From: Mike Lewinski
  • Date: Mon May 03 15:53:33 2004

Sean Donelan wrote:

Other than the obvious, don't let a bot on get on your computer in
the first place, are there any opinions about the best anti-bot tools
for naive computer users?  The major virus vendors seem to be having
a bit of trouble dealing with bots, frequently recommending  manual
editing of files and use of regedit.  There is also a much longer
delay between the apperance of a new bot and updates to antivirus
packages.
I personally stick with the BCP "backup, reformat and reinstall from your original media". That goes for worms and bots.

Just because a machine has a bot/worm/virus that didn't come with a rootkit, doesn't mean that someone else hasn't had their way with it.

Then again, I've seen businesses who had sensitive client financial data on compromised systems completely ignore this advice, so it's generally given without much hope, esp. where the stakes are lower.




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