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I have non stop ICMP requests going from my pc to a server in china. Am I being used as a zombie. if so, any suggestions on stopping it?

asked 30 Oct '14, 23:30

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What ICMP requests are those? can you paste an example?

(31 Oct '14, 01:25) mrEEde

There are several protocols to communicate with a botnet zombie. ICMP is one option.

So, yes if there is constant ICMP traffic to a host in china and you have no business with that host, then you could have been taken over.

Please upload a capture file somewhere (google drive, dropbox, and post the link here.


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answered 31 Oct '14, 01:30

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