'Conficker SWS Scanner', and 'WhatChanged'

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Conficker SWS Scanner

SWS is an easy way to test networks for Conficker, thanks to researchers at The Honeynet Project. According to Dan Kaminsky, "What we've found is pretty cool: Conficker actually changes what Windows looks like on the network, and this change can be detected remotely, anonymously, and very, very quickly. You can literally ask a server if it's infected with Conficker, and it will tell you." The link is to SWS, on Kaminsky's site, which is a quick scanner for Conficker.


What Changed

WhatChanged is a simple utility that searches for modified files and registry entries. It is useful for checking program installations. There are two steps for using WhatChanged: 1) take a snapshot of the state of the system and 2) run it again to see the differences from the previous snapshot.


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