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#1 jdkool09


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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?

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#2 jdkool09

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 04:31 PM


I know ya'll are probably more worried about actual problems than petty inquiries, but I would like to get an answer at some point. No hurry though, I just don't want this to get lost in the pages upon pages of topics.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 05:38 PM

so can the malware I got rid of come back through the chain and re infect me if I run a Tracert on it

Malware is usually attached to some program or download to get to your computer
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