SdBots

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by thedman, Jun 29, 2006.

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  1. thedman

    thedman Registered Member

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    Hi

    One of my kids got a couple of backdoor SdBot trojans on his PC. I found them using AVG after he complained it was acting up. I took the drastic action of reformatting and reinstalling. I've since tried reading up on these trojans and they seem pretty nasty (although I don't really know what I'm talking about here). I'd like advice on whether there is any continuing threat. We have a wifi network and I've read that the backdoor sdbots connect to the internet and open you up to hacking attacks. Presumably this is what happened so I'm wondering whether my network is still vulnerable now that the trojans have been removed. Any advice gratefully received. Thanks.
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Unless other machines are infected, once the threat is gone it's gone.
    Mrk
     
  3. pykko

    pykko Registered Member

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    thedman, I agree with Mrkvonic. You shouldn't be worry if other PCs on your netwirk are fine. Anyway, what antivirus are you using now? Sticked with AVG?
    If you like a free AV you could also try Avira which has definetely better detection. :)
     
  4. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Well, the trojans may have been removed with your reformat and reinstall, but the question remains, how did the SDBots get onto your machine in the first place. Without knowing history, we are doomed to repeat the past.

    There is another article discussing SDBots with respect to open-source virus development that can use an FU kit plug-in.

    See "Virus writers use open-source methods" at:
    http://news.com.com/Virus writers use open-source methods/2100-7355_3-6094779.html?tag=nefd.top

    Batten down the hatches for more of the same.

    -- Tom
     
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