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Any Opinions re: BotHunter?


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#1 smak451

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:14 AM

Anyone have any experience with it or opinions about its usefulness? Thanks.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:46 AM

From the information I read the tool is intented to detect possible botnet activity in a network environment by analyzing network traffic and comparing it to patterns of known malware.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:34 PM

I've been in touch with these guys -- like you, they simply aim to get rid of/contain malware threats, for either networking or home (single computer) use.

They don't help with disinfection but they do help with detection. It's a non-profit with affiliations at Stanford U. Computer science dept. Maybe you will find this interesting.

http://www.bothunter.net/

http://www.sri.com/about/

If you think this might be something worthwhile & you guys joined forces (looks like they are always on the lookout for new malware behavior/profiles) that would seem a force to be reckoned with!

Re: my problem, I did manage to burn my most critical files to disk and they look okay, so maybe I'll try a clean install and work with what I have. Is it common for these things to disable CDRom burners? That was really on the mark!


From the information I read the tool is intented to detect possible botnet activity in a network environment by analyzing network traffic and comparing it to patterns of known malware.

BotHunter aims to find bots for free


Edited by smak451, 22 July 2010 - 08:44 PM.





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