I think i may have a botnet, but i don't seem to be having any of the symptoms, just one odd message that pops up whenever i start my computer.
The message runs from Java, so i'm not sure what the real source of it is, but the message reads as follows;
Body: "! You are infected with a botnet, the persons host who has infected you is: xa4.no-ip.info"
I entered that message into google to see if anyone else had this same problem, but all i came up with was a few webpages written in German and a post on this forum, a post which i can't see because it was probably deleted for whatever reason. I did a search on this forum as well, but nothing came up.
Like i said, i don't seem to be having any slow-downs, or any problems with my internet connection, i've never seen my network utilization go any higher than 0.22% and i don't understand why a virus would be telling me of it's existence when the entire point is to stay hidden, but it's strange and even if it's not causing any problems now, something may happen later. Plus i can't get rid of the message, the only way i could think to get rid of it would be to uninstall Java, which isn't a real solution.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
I forgot to add that, on the message there's an "OK" button which i can press, but i haven't, i always close the message with the X. Maybe the "OK" button does something?
Edited by ploatman, 11 April 2010 - 10:06 PM.