Today the US gov and various big hitters in the community went after the zBotnet. Apparently this is really bad stuff and hundreds of thousands have a chance to get their PCs out of hock to the bad guys if they act now. So I went and looked at the US Cert offering on how to prevent and remove ( URL: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-150A ) - and it was covered with government-eze, including " The above are examples only and do not constitute an exhaustive list. The U.S. Government does not endorse or support any particular product or vendor. " as part of helping to find some kind of solution. So the article I wish I could find is : what really does work to identify this nasty, how do you remove it, and how do you prevent it - not that I have any $!00 million to get took'en. Thoughts?