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Trend Micro RUBotted - Free Anti-Bots software

Malicious software called Bots can secretly take control of computers and make them participate in networks known as “Botnets.” These networks can harness massive computing power and Internet bandwidth to relay spam, attack web servers, infect more computers, and perform other illicit activities.

Security experts believe that millions of computers have already joined Botnets without the knowledge of their owners. By using remotely-controlled computers, the criminals in charge of the Botnets try to remain anonymous and elude authorities seeking to prosecute them.

RUBotted monitors your computer for suspicious behavior and regularly checks with an online service to identify behavior associated with Bots. Upon discovering a potential infection, RUBotted immediately prompts you to scan and clean your computer.

Using RUBotted

To use RUBotted, just make sure that your computer has a working Internet connection. If your computer connects to the Internet through a home network, RUBotted can use your current network settings automatically.

If your computer connects to the Internet through a proxy server, then you must specify the server settings by clicking Settings on the main screen of RUBotted.

Removing Bots

If a Bot infects your computer, the RUBotted system tray icon changes to alert you.

Because Bots are typically computer worms (a type of malicious software that can propagate from one computer to another), you must scan and clean your computer an effective antivirus program to remove a Bot.

If you have an antivirus program installed, download the latest security update and scan your computer.



Easy to install, almost impossible to delete

False Alerts

RUBotted gave me frequent alerts that bots were running. I used the suggested House Call plus scans by my virus/spyware software and they all said no bots. I uninstalled it using the free Revo Uninstall software and it seems to do a good job.