Also known as Qakbot, Akbot or Qbot, the W32/Pinkslipbot worm uses different propagation vectors. It mainly spreads through infected Internet files that are downloaded locally or network shares. Once it reaches a computer, it can communicate to its command and control center in the attempt to download a backdoor that steals private information about the computer user.
Pinkslipbot might use home PCs as HTTPS-based control servers
Even if one manages to remove the malware from their computer, it has been discovered that Pinkslipbot uses infected machines as control proxy servers.
Home computers in North America that are behind an address translation router are particularly vulnerable, as the worm takes advantage of the UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) technology to open ports and authorize incoming connections without the user's consent. Therefore, the proxy components can be downloaded, which results in the creation of new port-forwarding rules. Such changes are difficult to trace and even more difficult to revert by security software, as the risk of network misconfigurations is high. In other words, although users might have managed to remove W32/Pinkslipbot from their systems, the computer might still be prone to outside attacks.
Detects the presence of the Pinkslipbot proxy service and displays port mappings
To avoid vulnerabilities that result as a consequence of the PC being infected by Pinkslipbot, McAfee created a specialized software utility that can identify malicious services and eliminate port mappings that might have been created to turn the machine into an HTTP-based control proxy server. Its name is quite long, but it reveals its role entirely. It is called the Pinkslipbot Control Server Proxy Detection and Port-Forwarding Removal Tool.
Running in the console only, this application starts in detection mode by default, making no changes to the PC or the network configuration. It can identify the Pinkslipbot C2 proxy service and UPnP devices that might become attack points.
The application shows the user if any malicious service is running on their system and displays a list of all the UPnP devices and gateway services, along with the port forwarding rules on the local machine. To get disabling features one has to pass "/del" as an argument.
Disables the Pinkslipbot control server proxy service if found
McAfee's utility is specifically designed to address the Pinkslipbot malware, using specific indicators to determine if the system is compromised. It identifies the Pinkslipbot control server proxy service if available and disables it upon request. Keep in mind that the service is not completely removed.
McAfee ’Pinkslipbot Control Server Proxy Detection and Port-Forwarding Removal Tool Download With Full Crack’ is designed to protect end-users from data exfiltration threats and prevent rogue domains and server from being used as controllers by cyber-criminals. This tool quickly scans your network for the presence of the Pinkslipbot Control Server proxy service. The tool provides advanced scanning options such as netstat, keyword and wildcard searching, and supports a variety of languages like English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic. The tool checks if the Pinkslipbot control server proxy service and any ports that might be open are within the MacFMI/JAVA-AWSC/JAVA-AMSC whitelist. It also checks if port forwarding settings exist within the Whitelist before any changes are made to the end user’s network configuration. McAfee Pinkslipbot Control Server Proxy Detection and Port-Forwarding Removal Tool Cracked Accounts 1. Click the Advanced button to open the Settings dialog window. 2. Determine if you want to block the Pinkslipbot control server proxy service permanently by selecting the “Permanent” option, or just disable it temporarily by selecting the “Disable” option. 3. Select the “Debugging Mode” option from the drop-down menu. If in debugging mode, an arrow is displayed in the list of services. 4. Determine if you want to scan the Whitelist for malicious IP addresses that are possibly being used as proxies to steal data from unsuspecting users (Data Leeching Proxy), or if you just want to detect these proxies and block port forwarding rules by using the Whitelist (Data Leeching Proxy). If you select the “Whitelist only” option, McAfee Pinkslipbot Control Server Proxy Detection and Port-Forwarding Removal Tool Serial Key makes no changes to the user’s network configuration. 5. Select the “Scrape UPnP Devices” option if you want to automatically search your network for the presence of UPnP devices. If not, you can check manually by selecting the “Manual Scan” option. 6. Choose the search keywords
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After the Slammer worm hit the Internet in September of 2003, McAfee came out with two pieces of free software to help protect against this and similar attacks. The first was HotScan which is a live scan of the computer system against infection. HotScan checks for the Slammer, Blaster, Nimda and Sasser viruses. The second is the MyWOT software which is a Web of Trust, or a list of websites that McAfee thinks have a good record of uploading clean files. This software was released in May of 2004 after McAfee received a report of a website that was infected with a variant of the Slammer worm. After the MyWOT software was released it was used by McAfee to help detect and remove the Sasser worm. Sasser is an example of a worm that is built to find certain types of anti-virus software. Sasser does not attack computers directly. Instead it attacks the Anti-virus software installed on the computer. Sasser uses social engineering to trick users into browsing to phishing websites, such as www.gyt.com, where they will install a virus that will change their Anti-virus software to one that sipperates the infection. According to McAfee, the Sasser worm, in addition to being the most widely distributed on the Internet, is the most sophisticated. The newest McAfee version of HotScan detects this worm.
A computer infected with the Slammer worm tries to send itself a copy of itself through a peer-to-peer botnet. The Slammer worm’s main job is to spread itself to other computers on the Internet. In order to do this, the Slammer worm sends itself as an e-mail attachment. The e-mail attachment is disguised as another type of virus that is already found on the computer. This attachment installs a copy of the Slammer worm on the computer.
Slammer creates a command and control server to control its infected computers. This program can be found on computers that have been infected by the Slammer worm, and it is normally installed in the C:\Program Files\Slammer\Hosts\ directory. Sometimes the Slammer worm does not create a program to control its computers. This is different from most other viruses, such as the Spora or Sasser worms
McAfee’s Pinkslipbot Control Server Proxy Detection and Port-Forwarding Removal Tool is the first solution that detects and disables the malware’s UPnP control server proxy service. This is considered a crucial step to protect against the Pinkslipbot threat. Once it is disabled, you no longer need to worry about the malicious proxy service. You can remove the Pinkslipbot service from the system now and the malicious traffic to and from it is stopped. McAfee malware removal experts will be able to remove the malicious proxy service from the PC and all of its network connections, as McAfee products will be able to identify and kill any malware that might be installed on the computer.
The Pinkslipbot Control Server Proxy Detection and Port-Forwarding Removal Tool also removes any port forwarding rules that might have been created to make the Pinkslipbot proxy control server service accessible over the network. This tool is designed to protect against any network attacks that might be conducted over UPnP, as the malicious proxy service is a potential attack point. McAfee’s W32/Pinkslipbot control service detection tool is designed to identify any malicious service that might be installed on a computer and be used as a proxy to conduct attacks.Le lanceur d’alerte internet Edward Snowden, le 8 octobre 2013 à Moscou. Sergei Karpukhin / AFP
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McAfee: Pinkslipbot Control Server Proxy Detection and Port-Forwarding Removal Tool
McAfee: Pinkslipbot C2 Service
McAfee: Warning – Any proxy port is open to access from network
McAfee: All controls are visible on LAN
McAfee: Internet/Intranet – port 80 or 443 is open
McAfee: port 80 is open or port 443 is open
McAfee: Your port 80 or port 443 is open
McAfee: Web server is listening on port 80 or 443
McAfee: Server cannot be reached over network
McAfee: What’s going on?
McAfee: Pinkslipbot detected and removed
McAfee: Service is online
McAfee: Computer is running Pinkslipbot, port 80 is open to access from network
McAfee: Access denied
McAfee: Attempt to access port 80 denied: There was a problem accessing the port: The requested URL was not found on this server
McAfee: Warning – some computers were deleted in the process of shutting down
McAfee: Pinkslipbot Control Service – Removed
McAfee: Pinkslipbot Control Service – No access
McAfee: Machine is behind a firewall and not running a proxy
McAfee: HTTP service was running at all times
McAfee: port 80 was open, port 443 was open, port 80 was open or port 443 was open
McAfee: HTTP service is listening on port 80 or 443
McAfee: Warning – port 80 or port 443 is open
McAfee: Check your firewall settings
McAfee: HTTP service is listening on port 80 or port 443
McAfee: or port 80 or port 443 is open
McAfee: It is listening on port 443
McAfee: Port 443 was open or port 443 was open
McAfee: Attempt to access port 443 denied: HTTP is listening on port 80 or 443
McAfee: Port 443 is open
McAfee: Computer is running Pinkslipbot, port 443 is open to access from network
McAfee: Access denied
McAfee: Attempt to access port 443 denied: There was a problem accessing the port: The requested URL was not found on this server
McAfee: warning – computer was infected with Pinkslipbot
McAfee: warning – computer was deleted
McAfee: (Installation instructions)
McAfee: note – that the uninstall function is not supported
McAfee: (Uninstall instructions)
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