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System Infected: Don Bot Activity

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects communication from a compromised machine to its controlling server.

Additional Information

Symantec antivirus programs use Trojan horse as a generic detection when detecting many individual but varied Trojan horse programs for which specific definitions have not been created.

In these cases, a generic detection is used because it protects against many Trojans that share similar characteristics.


  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Me
  • Windows NT
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP


The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
2. Update the virus definitions.
3. Run a full system scan
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