Detecting Spyware Using NetStat

Posted July 16, 2007 9:21 am by with 10 comments

How to use NETSTAT.EXE to find potential spyware/malware in Windows XP.

10 responses to Detecting Spyware Using NetStat

  1. PC Daily Tips » Checking For Spyware Using Netstat July 30th, 2007 at 4:34 am

    [...] which detect and remove these programs, one effective tool is the Windows Netstat utility. This video on PC Mech shows you how to use Netstat to detect any undesirable programs which your anti-spyware scanners may have missed. This is really worth checking [...]


  2. Kevin July 30th, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    Thanks, this will come in handy!


  3. Dwane Arthur July 31st, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Great tip, thank You


  4. Dan July 31st, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Once I find them how do I get rid of the bad ones?


  5. Nelson July 31st, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks for the tip!!


  6. Chuba Menkiti August 1st, 2007 at 1:41 am

    Hi PC MECH,

    Due to our slow internet link, I cannot play the video via web.

    Is it possible to download the video file to my laptop and play it locally on it??



  7. Mateo August 9th, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    I made a boo boo. I accidentally wrote the following:
    C:\>>netstat -b > netstat.exe

    don’t ask me why I did that. I wasn’t paying attention. I was listening to one thing and following the other. Now when I try to run netstat from C: it doesn’t work it says C:\netstat.exe is not a valid Win32 application. Anyone?? Help?? I just want to understand what I did.


  8. Mateo August 9th, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    nevermind I figured it out. It created a netstat.exe file under C:\ so instead of running the global netstat, it was trying to run the one under the root and of course that one wasn’t a real program but the boo boo I made. If anyone makes that mistake, don’t worry it’s not as bad as the warning beep makes it sound.


  9. thomas March 25th, 2008 at 9:17 am

    I just read this government info on spyware
    is it very accurate?


  10. Remove Spyware August 3rd, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks for your video. It's very helpful.


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