Re: Code Red Sniffer

Symantec has instructions on their site for "eradication" of the Code Red
worm, but I've found those to be a bit unreliable.
It's not totally their fault; Code Red is actually a hidden process running
on your machine that sleeps most of the time, so "making it gone" is very
difficult.
You can use task mangler to stop the single-thread "explorer" process, but
it'll just come back again later.  You have to rebuild the box while it's
unplugged from any network until you get the MS security patch installed or
you stand a good chance of getting reinfected.

Jim Harrison
MCP(2K), A+, Network+, PCG

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Hi JIm,
    Just ran your codered sniffer, and found the Rogue explorer.exe in some
machins.
what is the work around for that??

thanks a lot
shivi

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Subject: [isalist] Code Red Sniffer


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> Hello weary Code Red battlers,
>
> I've created a script that searches your system to sniff out the Code Red
> worm.  Since I had to help a hapless friend who's web farm was destroying
> itself,  I had to make the search a little more streamlined.
>
> It does:
>     1. find the (presently) known droppings Code Red leaves in its wake
>     2. leave a log file on your system as "C:\CodeRed_insp_<MachName>.log"
>     3. tell you if definitely identifies Code Red
> It DOES NOT:
>     1. say that Code Red is NOT on your system
>     2. attempt to clean Code Red from your system; this is a
box-flattening
> worm
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> Since Code Red is known to sleep for at least 24 hours before trashing
your
> box, you should run this script at least daily for the next several days
to
> see if anything new shows up.
>
> It ain't much, but it's something, anyway...  Good luck to all.
>
>
> Jim Harrison
> MCP(2K), A+, Network+, PCG
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