Detecting Spyware Using NetStat

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

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  • Kevin

    Thanks, this will come in handy!

  • Dwane Arthur

    Great tip, thank You

  • Dan

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

  • Nelson

    Thanks for the tip!!

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  • Mateo

    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.

  • Mateo

    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.

  • thomas

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

  • Remove Spyware

    Thanks for your video. It's very helpful.