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How can I use Wireshark to determine that a rogue program (malware) silently sent an email from my computer?

asked 24 Jun '12, 18:45

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edited 25 Jun '12, 19:34

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You can sniff on your computer, but Wireshark will only show that there is something sending an e-mail, however it will not show the process name.

Your options are:

  1. Use Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4. It will show the process name in some cases.
  2. Use a desktop firewall to block AND log any application that tries to send an e-mail


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answered 26 Jun '12, 00:05

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