Re: good article on FTC, spam, and computer hijacking
skiwi at spamcop.net
Sat Jan 31 16:55:01 EST 2004
Michael Lefevre wrote:
> Ant wrote:
>>"Jeff" <nobody at spamcop.net> wrote...
>>>Does anyone know if there is a way to tell if your computer is
>>>being used to send spam without your knowledge?
> A third thing, which isn't Windows-specific, is to keep an eye on the
> network traffic in and out of the computer. This may be the easiest thing
> for less sophisticated users to do, as it's generally possible to get an
> idea of the level of activity by looking at a flashing LED on a modem,
> ADSL router, or network card.
In XP or Win2k you can also easily add an icon in the task bar that
blinks with traffic (start, settings, network connections, card/type,
properties, check box for show icon)
Some of the spy/scumware checkers may keep track of zombie software, etc...
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