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Stopping the ping.exe flood.

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Ping .exe keeps popping up as fast as you can kill it BUTTTTT you can stop the cpu eating. It also creates tons of cookies in systems cookie cache.

TO stop all this......

1. copy xcopy.exe to c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ping.exe

2. kill the ping.exe process

3. the bot or whatever it is will use the new ping.exe in cache (really xcopy.exe) and recreate ping.exe in the system32 directory. But when the bot (or whatever it is) calls ping it now immediatly complains about parameters and exits. so no more cpu eating, network hogging and tons of cookies created. Now i need to write an exe that will log what program called it and what the parms passed to it were so i can find out who or what keeps running ping. Then put it in cache and have the bot recreate it in the windows dir and call it. But for now its nice to have the bot just keeps calling ping.exe (really xcopy) and it dies immediatly. Now need a process manager that tells who called what . oh well for another day.


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ooops missed a step ... duh. :rolleyes: after killing the ping.exe process you have to immediatly del c:\windows\system32\ping.exe.

It helps to have a cmd window ready to do it and as soon as you kill the ping.exe process click on cmd window and hit return. I also have a batch file that continually trys to delete it and when it sees that ping.exe is not running and is accessible it deletes it.

So the steps go like this

TO stop all this......

1. copy xcopy.exe to c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ping.exe

2. kill the ping.exe process and immedialty delete c:\windows\system32\ping.exe

3. the bot or whatever it is will use the new ping.exe in dllcache (really xcopy.exe) and recreate ping.exe in the system32 directory.

It will then use this version of ping.exe but it will just immediatly exit freeing up cpu. :D

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i expand the original ping.ex_ to pingy.exe so i have still have ping till i have time to kill the infection. so far malware, adware, avg, kapersky and others cant find the process thats being a pain.

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