Posted 10 August 2009 - 04:59 PM
I was recently plagued by the infamous google redirect malware known as "clickover.cn" and out of pure curiosity I've been wanting to run a Tracert on that address. But, my question is, does running a tracert leave your computer open to infection? I'm assuming that when you run a Tracert your opening a type of "chainlink gateway" between you and the target, so can the malware I got rid of come back through the chain and re infect me if I run a Tracert on it?
I don't have any particular reason to do this, but I have gotten curious about DOS commands, and have been fiddling around alot with it, and I've wanted to do this particular command out of pure curiosity.
Any suggestions or comments?