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Windows 7: Run a Conficker removal tool before April 1

30 Mar 2009   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I'm going to add a bit more info...get a good Hosts file and keep it updated.

Follow the instructions for Vista:
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

Some Domains are known for this malware, so get yourself protected against it.

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30 Mar 2009   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post

I d/led the BitDefender one a little while back - only a couple of mb.

They reckon Downadup won't stop you getting to the download site once you are infected

Remove Downadup - Removal tool for Downadup (known also as Conficker or Kido)

How to use the Downadup removal tools -
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Well, this showed I was clean. :)
Worth giving it a run, to get the satisfaction of the all clear.:)
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31 Mar 2009   #13


If you have auto update active in Windows, then you have the Microsoft security patch for the remote vulnerability installed. There are 4 variants of this worm, A B C and D. The first three can spread easily through network shares using RPC to machines which do not have the patch, especially if they are using weak password or no password. It can also spread using USB thumbnails with autoplay active.

Be extremely careful when using a search engine to find a Conficker removal tool, as some are reported to be fake and will in fact infect you with all kinds of nasty stuff and then demand you pay for the fix, which does nothing. Only download from a trusted security tool vendor.
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02 Apr 2009   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Yep, there is a fake removal tool called "Kaspersky Conficker Removal Tool". This is actually a Trojan-PWS (password-stealer Trojan).
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 Run a Conficker removal tool before April 1

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