The last thing I needed first thing this morning was to get infected with a bunch of zombies.
My parents were relocating the computer equipment in their office this morning preparing for new desks to be delivered today, and disconnected the cable modem and router. When I got up to continue working on my 341-Data Comm paper due tonight at midnight, I had to reconnect myself to the Internet. Instead of hooking up the router, I plugged myself directly into the cable modem instead... MISTAKE!
Within about an hour my computer was host to zombies! After a bit of research I managed to eliminate them all from my computer, and here's what I did in case this happens to you (and you happen to be running Windows 2000 Pro as I am):
 go to Foundstone.com and download their free intrusion detection program Fport
 run it to see what program is associated with unknown open ports
 the offending program was msmngr32.exe
 open task manager and stop the msmngr32 process
 delete the msmngr32.exe file from the hard drive
No more zombies!! Now back to work.