Magic Packet

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Vendor Notes:

From the doc: 'a small network software that broadcasts magic packet frames to remotely wake up sleeping (powered off) networked PCs.'


Misc Tool: Any tool that might be used in planning an attack on a system, developing tools for such an attack, or performing it.

Similar Pests:

Misc Tool



Advanced Micro Devices


Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.


(408) 749-5448


Date of Origin:

April, 1997



  • Magic Packet: 0.3%
  • More Info

    Clot Factor:

  • Magic Packet: 3
  • The "Clot Factor" is a measure of how much a pest "gums up" a machine by adding registry entries, files, and directories. As more objects are placed in a machine, manual removal becomes more difficult and more error-prone.


    Storage Required:

  • Magic Packet: at least 1353 KB
  • Risks

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    Detection and Removal

    Automatic Removal:

    PestPatrol detects this.

    PestPatrol removes this.

    Manual Removal:

    Follow these steps to remove Magic Packet from your machine. Begin by backing up your registry and your system, and/or setting a Restore Point, to prevent trouble if you make a mistake.
    Stop Running Processes:

    Kill these running processes with Task Manager:

    Remove Files:

    Remove these files (if present) with Windows Explorer:


    File Analyses:

    More Info:

  • AllTheWeb, AltaVista, AOL Search, Ask Jeeves, Google, HotBot, Lycos, LookSmart, MSN, Yahoo!
  • Research By:

  • PestPatrol's Pest Research Center
  • Last Revised:

    April 03, 2005