Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17


What is the best way to remove botnets on a Server?

Posted on 2011-02-15
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
Our Networking team discovered a few low threat botnets on some of our servers. What is the best/quickest way to scan/remove the infections?
Question by:RavenInd
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions

Expert Comment

by:Robbie Nelson
ID: 34898382
I have had much success with Malwarebytes, you might want to give that a try first. It's free, pretty quick in the scan process, and has eliminated problems other removal tools couldn't.

Here's the link:

Good luck!


Author Comment

ID: 34898398
Is it safe to run on a Domain Controller?
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

younghv earned 2000 total points
ID: 34898556
To my knowledge, MBAM is only for workstations OS.
I love the product, but don't think it should be run on Servers.

HitManPro is designed for servers.
LVL 23

Expert Comment

ID: 34901424
"...I have had much success with Malwarebytes, you might want to give that a try first. It's free..."

Mbam is only free for domestic use.  Using the free version in a corporate environment is a breach of the EULA.

Expert Comment

by:Robbie Nelson
ID: 34906691

I overlooked the fact that the issue was on a server.


Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

UPDATE - 6/15/2011 Added support for Release Update 6 Maintenance Patch 2 Point Patch 1 (RU6 MP2 PP1). Fixed a defect in the username field that was hard-coded to look for a specific domain (left over code from testing). This release will be the …
Encryption for Business Encryption ( ensures the safety of our data when sending emails. In most cases, to read an encrypted email you must enter a secret key that will enable you to decrypt the email. T…
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

704 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question