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
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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Network Administrator" <shivi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "[ Discussion List]" <isalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 12:23 AM
Subject: [isalist] Re: Code Red Sniffer

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

thanks a lot

Shivanthan Balendra Network Administrator Arabian Network Information
Services W.L.L., P.O.Box 10141, Manama, Bahrain. Tel Off: ?298444 Fax Off: ?
311551 Email: shivi@xxxxxxxxxxx Web :
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Harrison" <jim@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "[ Discussion List]" <isalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "CommuniGate Pro Discussions" <CGatePro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 9:45 AM
Subject: [isalist] Code Red Sniffer

> This is a multi-part message in MIME format.


> 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
>     1. say that Code Red is NOT on your system
>     2. attempt to clean Code Red from your system; this is a
> worm
> Since Code Red is known to sleep for at least 24 hours before trashing
> box, you should run this script at least daily for the next several days
> 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


> ------------------------------------------------------
> You are currently subscribed to this Discussion List as:
> To unsubscribe send a blank email to $subst('Email.Unsub')

You are currently subscribed to this Discussion List as:
To unsubscribe send a blank email to $subst('Email.Unsub')

Other related posts: