Is your PC being uses by others in a denial of service attack? Are you protected?
Denial Of Service Attack is carried out by malicious hackers, who have planted a IRC zombie/bot in unsuspecting PCs, to shut down of a particular server on the web.
You can read about the IRC zombie/bots and the denial of service attack that made on the the Gibson Research Corporation but the article is quite extensive. Near the end of this article is a section on how to tell if your PC has a IRC zombie/bot in it.
|How to check if you have a zombie/bot in your PC.|
If you see the above then you should immediately disconnect from the internet.
netstat -an | find ":113"
If you see a response like this:
TCP 0.0.0.0:113 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
then, again, you should immediately disconnect from the internet.
PROTECTION AGAINST ZOMBIES AND OTHER MALICIOUS PROGRAMS
In a nutshell, you can protect your PC from zombies and other malicious programs by downloading and installing the free ZoneAlarm at ZONELABS.
According to Gibson Research (Scroll down to near the bottom of the article for verification), Blackice Defender will not protect against a zombie/bot. Gibson Research can be trusted.
In addition, if you don't have an anti-virus program, you can download and install the free anti-virus program from grisoft.com