DOS attack: STORM entry in router log file
Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:38 PM
Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:34 AM
If the above is an accurate summation of the problem...
Remove the iMac from network and internet access.
Then using another machine, head over to our Malware Removal Forum to gain assistance with tools that may provide diagnostics for your iMac.
Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:28 AM
You "may" be better served by searching various Mac specific Forums.
Here's a link that discusses detections on systems using Netgear Routers.
Possibly a false positive, but worth investigating.
Here's another "general" help article for Mac Security:
Do you run MS Office or similar on your machine.
Office utilities offer the ability to customize documents and spreadsheets, using a feature known as a Macro.
Unhappily, it is also possible for "Macros" to become infected by Malware.
You may benefit by saving all of your documents and spreadsheets, and dbase files to external media such as CD/DVD or External HD.
Then run the free version of some well respected antivirus against the files on that saved media. (consider Avira, Sophos, Clamv, AVG)
If a virus is detected in a Word Macro, it will be saved in a file similar to Normal.dot, or Custom.dot, or similar "name".dot file.
If you know that you have created a Macro or customized Normal.dot, keep it.
If not, you can safely delete any/all "name".dot files.
MS Office will create a fresh and neutral Normal.dot for you, the next time you boot your machine.
Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:03 PM
Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:58 PM
Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:19 PM
Its a false alarm. But, it is not harmless. It will block communication on your iMac and cause problems.
My suggestion: Turn off any firewall on the router. It is worthless. There is no need for a firewall to attempt to block INCOMING connections on computers behind Network Address Translation, therefore the only thing it is useful for is blocking outbound connections from your internal computers which apparently it can't even do that right.
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