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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Free botnet diagnosis & Online Virus Scanning

RUBotted is a free utility from Trend Micro that sits quietly in your system tray and monitors suspicious activity (more info). Malicious software called Bots can secretly take control of computers and make them participate in networks called “Botnets.” These networks can harness massive computing power and Internet bandwidth to relay spam, attack web servers, infect more computers, and perform other illicit activities. If the program spots an infection, it alerts you to take action. The program is currently a beta, but it worked fine & teated.

RUBotted encourages you to scan your system with Trend Micro's free HouseCall online virus-scanning service, which detects and removes many malware infections. Note that RUBotted uses 8MB of RAM when tested.

To use RUBotted, just make sure that your computer has a working Internet connection. If your computer connects to the Internet through a home network, RUBotted can use your current network settings automatically.

RUBotted System Requirements
Operating System:

* Windows 2000 Professional (with the latest Service Pack installed)
* Windows XP Professional or Home Edition (with the latest Service Pack installed)
* Windows 2003 Server (with the latest Service Pack installed)
* Windows Vista (32-bit version only, with the latest Service Pack installed)


* Intel Pentium 350MHZ (minimum)
* 250MB of free hard drive space
* IPv4 Internet connection

Note: RUBotted cannot protect computers running Panda Internet Security 2008.

RUBotted Download Page

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