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Windows 7: Free Microsoft Security Tool Kills Worm Targeting Critical Windows Flaw


14 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Free Microsoft Security Tool Kills Worm Targeting Critical Windows Flaw

Microsoft has updated the Malicious Software Removal Tool, a free security tool the company is offering Windows users to fight specific malware, in order to defend themselves agaist a prevalent worm that targets a Critical Windows vulnerability. Back in October 2008, the Redmond company made available an out-of-band security bulleting (MS08-067) designed to resolve a Critical flaw in the Windows Server service (SVCHOST.EXE) affecting all supported versions of Windows. At that time, Microsoft warned that even Windows Vista SP1, Windows Server 2008 and Windows XP SP3 were vulnerable, and also released a patch for the pre-release version of Windows 7.



Free Microsoft Security Tool Kills Worm Targeting Critical Windows Flaw - The Win32/Conficker - Softpedia




You can download the Malicious Software Removal Tool from here:
I ran the 64 bit tool without any problems.

32 bit:

Download details: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

64 bit:

Download details: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64


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14 Jan 2009   #2
Joe

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Thanks for the post. Ran the tool. All clear
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14 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep, me too joe. Doesn't hurt to check.
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14 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM x64
 
 

All clear here, thanks for the info Airbot.
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15 Jan 2009   #5

 
 

Quick scan, all clear

Thanks Aaron.
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