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.