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Hello,

What is a good free monitoring tool that will allow me to see if somebody is trying to connect to my pc via a Trojan Horse? Is there such software???  I have Norton Endpoint installed with the current updates, but today one of our staff members brought me this laptop, and windows were opening up on their own, the mouse was moving around on it own...

thanks in advance
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by:Kechka
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If you are familiar with protocols you can monitor your network card with Wireshark.
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any thing with a GUI that will pop up when there is an attack other than windows firewall
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The sysinternals suite has some decent tools, a bit easier to use then a packet sniffer.  (although ethereal / wireshack is still the best!)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx

Theres a couple of portmoninitors / tcpviews that have a nice gui for active connections.

netdefender is the only open source firewall for windows that i know of (thats any good), doesnt give you warnings /popups though...

A bit off topic, but, I have had good luck removing rootkits / bots / trojan droppers with http://www.greatis.com/unhackme/
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just deinstall unhackme after removing the baddies, it gets annoying with its nag screens... :)
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by:Kamran Arshad
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Hi,

ZoneAlarm can do this for you.

www.zonealarm.com/

Other options include;

http://www.firewallguide.com/software.htm
http://www.kerio.com/

BTW usually the new breed of anti-virus have Intrusion prevention and detection systems integrated with them.
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