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Run worm removal tool over network (pc's & servers)

janhoedt asked
Last Modified: 2012-08-13

We found a worm on a server which was not detected by the virusscanner (net-worm.win32.kido). There is a tool of Symantec to remove it. How can we launch it to all pc's/servers in the network without having a tool (SCCM or other) to do so?
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Neil RussellTechnical Development Lead

Firstly, if you have a work on your network that was not detected, the first thing I would be doing is isolating ALL machines from the network until they are cleaned.

How big is your network? How many PC's/servers?


With psexec I can run the scan remotely but it doesn't show any output.
The worm generates an x-file in c:\windows\system32 so it would be good to scan for this file over the domain.
Neil RussellTechnical Development Lead

Worms spread over network connections. Are you 100% certain that you have now taken ALL the correct precautions to STOP this worm from spreading over your network?
Removing it from one machine and leaving it connected to the network with lots of other infected machines is not generally a good idea.

Confliker is great at reinfectinbg and you can spend days chasing your tail around trying to get rid of it.

Are ALL your computers uptodate with ALL windows updates?



In theory you are right, practically it is not possible to ask all users to disconnect. It 's just not possible. Please let's not discuss that.

I only want to know how to run a worm-remover tool with pstools en generating logfiles on remote share.


Note: yes, all pc's have updated virusscanners but apparently not all detect the virus correctly. Yes, we should speak to the vendor, we are working on it, but it doesn't help us know.


Note: this is what I found but it did not work:

I had the same issue and had to tell PSEXEC to run as an admin user on the remote machine:

psexec \\serverIP -u DOMAINNAME\username -p PaSsWoRd ipconfig /all > c:\output.log
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Neil RussellTechnical Development Lead

As I said earlier and has been asserted by Russell_Venable you NEED to issolate these machines from the network. Confliker is not just a simple little infection like a pimple on the end of your nose.

I have been to sites that have been TRYING to clear a confliker infection for over a week to help them out ALL BECAUSE they did not listen to the advice of disconecting.

You can ask for expert advice OR you can ask for advise on how to do things your own way and then next week come back and ask for the expert advise again.....
I was serious too. If your still having problems with this virus I will take my time to help out. I know how it works.  I also have a few tools that scan for infected machines. Helps in isolating certain variants of this malware. I believe the conficker working group site is still up as well.

They have a site that allows you to test if you have it.

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