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Windows 7: Get to the root of security threats.

17 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Get to the root of security threats.

One of my clients was recently hit (again) by the Conficker worm. The company's systems were all fully patched, yet the malware still managed to infiltrate hundreds of machines. It was evident that worm was able to spread rapidly via a network share vector. But the real question remains: How did the worm infiltrate the network in the first place, given that all the systems were patched?

This scenario perfectly illustrates the importance of root-cause analysis -- that is, determining how your company can be most successfully attacked by malware and malicious hackers. While there's no single, general recipe for achieving this goal -- that requires full security review of your particular environment -- you need to perform a dollar-wise risk assessment, starting with a root-cause analysis.
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Get to the root of security threats | Security Central - InfoWorld

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17 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Good article ... so many have no idea that malware can be carried around in flash drive.

Download and Run FlashDisinfector

You may have a flash drive infection. These worms travel through your portable drives. If they have been connected to other machines, they may now be infected.
  • Please download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
    Note: Some security programs will flag Flash_Disinfector as being some sort of malware, you can safely ignore these warnings
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder. It will help protect your drives from future infection.
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17 Mar 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

As per usual, excellent advice Jacee. Thanks!
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