Posted July 16, 2007 9:21 am by David Risley with 10 comments
How to use NETSTAT.EXE to find potential spyware/malware in Windows XP.
[...] 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 [...]
Thanks, this will come in handy!
Great tip, thank You
Once I find them how do I get rid of the bad ones?
Thanks for the tip!!
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??
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.
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.
I just read this government info on spyware http://hubpages.com/hub/Spyware_tips
is it very accurate?
Thanks for your video. It's very helpful.
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