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Site to See: RUBotted

By John Wagley
Bots, malicious programs run by remote servers, are infecting millions of computers worldwide, carrying out activities including launching denial of service attacks, stealing data, and sending spam. RUBotted, a free Windows program, uses intelligent monitoring to detect bot-like behavior. Any good antivirus program should be able to catch most bots, but this program, relatively small in size and system usage, could be a good second defense layer; it runs along with virtually all anti-malware programs.
 
Upon detecting suspicious behavior, it prompts users to run a scan with an AV program. If users lack AV, or want to gain a second scan to better ensure a potential bot’s removal, this product’s vendor also offers a free AV scanning service. Find the program at this month’s Site to See.
 

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