Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:47 pm Post subject: hacktool.dfind overloading connections on firewall
We've been having a recurring problem here with a particular machine behind a firewall running a dfind.exe process which overloads the firewall by maxing out the connections (at 4096). The problem has been identified and deleted time and time again but keeps coming back, so it seems there is another process that is causing the malware to come back.
The machine is a Windows Server 2003 machine with Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 installed. SEP has only come up with identifying the virus (hacktool.dfind) once, and each time the virus comes back and our firewall goes down the process is called something else (eg it was called rtvscan.exe last time).
Any help would be very much appreciated! Its an important server, and an even more important firewall its overloading, so if there is any way at all to stop this malware before having to rebuild the machine that would be brilliant!!
Since you say it keeps coming back even after being fixed, disable 'system restore'
To disable System Restore: Start=>Control Panel=>Performance & Maintenance=>System Applet=>
1. On the System Applet, Click the System Restore tab,
2. Check the Turn off System Restore box,
3. Click OK, then click Yes. This will initiate the restore point purging process.
4. To re-enable System Restore, clear the Turn-Off System Restore check box from the same location
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