Generic Botnet Server Detection (PING)

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4441


The remote host has been compromised and is running a 'backdoor' program.


The remote host appears to be running a machine that is a server within a botnet network. A botnet is a network of compromised computers that are remotely controlled by a malicious bot administrator. Botnets are commonly used for
sending spam
running Denial of Service (DoS) attacks against other networks
scanning and compromising new systems
installing sniffers
installing keyloggers
identify theft


Manually inspect the machine for malicious processes. In addition, you may wish to consider installing security software that detects and blocks this sort of malicious software.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 4441

File Name: 4441.prm

Family: Backdoors

Published: 2008/03/20

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 3107

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High