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JM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:50 AM
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Internet Virus Outbreak - Personal Update

After getting hit with the equivalent of a Denial of Service attack on my database (I wasn't infected), I decided to try myNetWatchman.

I first loaded WallWatcher to look at the hits on my firewall. Pretty wild. TONS of virus hits that were being dropped.

Next I loaded myNetWatchman. This is a piece of software that reports suspicious packets from my firewall to a central database tracking virus activity. These folks then look into the reports I sent, compare them to others received from other "agents", then send out a notice to the offending IP address owner's ISP alerting them to an infected PC on their network.

I started this three days ago. So far today I have one suspicious packet on the firewall. Two days ago I had over 50 in the same period.

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