Antivirus firms discover Bots

Stephen J. Wilcox steve at
Sun May 16 15:24:04 UTC 2004

Hmm, so if the AV discovers an active bot is it possible to take this a step 
further and locate the C&C and forward that info to relevant network operators?


On Sat, 15 May 2004, Sean Donelan wrote:

> I'm glad that anti-virus firms are noticing the growth of Bots.
> Unfortunately, their guestimating ability is still woefully inadequate.
> Even frequent updates to anti-virus software won't help.  Many
> bots disable automatic updates and block access to the antivirus
> sites.  By the time anti-virus software detects somethings wrong,
> its already too late.  The solution is to make certain your computer is
> not compromised, instead of relying on anti-virus to clean it up later.
> Antivirus firms warn of growing 'Bot' Networks

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