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Thread: Any actions (other than obvious) to take with regard to Conficker.

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    lalittle Guest

    Default Any actions (other than obvious) to take with regard to Conficker.

    I'm not clear what (if any) actions we should take in order to avoid the Conficker worm other than doing the normal "windows updates" and "virus/spyware" updates in ZA.
    As I understand it, there are a lot of variations of this worm that could theoretically fool any given AV engine, but does the latest AV update
    for
    ZA detect
    the "known"
    variations of this worm at this point, and if so, is it just a matter of hoping that some new variation of the worm is not on the system?
    Would it help at all to
    download KKiller_3.14.zip file and run the exe as per the "How to remove the Conficker worm" thread in this forum, or would just keeping ZA updated and running be sufficient?
    Thanks,
    Larry

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    Charles_B Guest

    Default Re: Any actions (other than obvious) to take with regard to Conficker.

    From Forum-Moderator
    Larry, Read at this link :

    http://forum.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/b...d=56204#M32581

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    naivemelody Guest

    Default Re: Detect/ Rid your computer of the Conficker virus

    Are You Infected? A Smart and Simple Test - PCWorld.com article - 4-6-09Click here > http://www.pcworld.com/article/16266...mple_test.html

    { I took the test - I'm clean. If you have ForceField or ZAX you may get a 'suspicious site/ yellow alert' for the chart; do not be alarmed - this is 'new' trusted site, that FF has detected - you can 'set- trust/ allow' and send report back to ZA; false positive
    }
    <hr>Rid your computer of the Conficker virus - Cnet.com article - 3-31-09Click here &gt; http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4...CarouselArea.1<hr>Infected with Conficker? Here's What to Do
    - PCMag.com article - 4-1-09Click here &gt; http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch...cker_heres.php<hr>FAQ: What You Need to Know About Conficker -- Right Now - PCWorld.com article - 3-31-09Click here &gt; http://www.pcworld.com/article/16231...right_now.html<hr>The Eight Things You Need to Know About 'Conficker' -
    PCMag.com article - 3.30-09Click here &gt; http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2344074,00.asp( this include the Kaspersky &quot;KKiller&quot; link that has been mentioned by the ForumModerator; and other 'trusted' Free Conficker/Downadup Cleaning Tools)
    <hr>Protect yourself from the Conficker computer worm - Microsoft.com 4-1-09Click here &gt; http://www.microsoft.com/protect/com...conficker.mspx







    Message Edited by NaiveMelody on 04-06-2009 08:19 PM

    Message Edited by NaiveMelody on 04-06-2009 08:19 PM

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    lalittle Guest

    Default Re: Rid your computer of the Conficker virus


    <blockquote><hr>NaiveMelody wrote:
    Rid your computer of the Conficker virus - Cnet.com article -3-31-09Click here &gt; http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4...CarouselArea.1
    <hr></blockquote>Thanks -- that had some info that I had not yet seen, particularly this quote:
    &quot;If you've cleared your browser cache beforehand, and you can load the sites of Symantec, Eset, Avira, or AVG, you're clean because Conficker blocks access to them.&quot;
    Assuming that this is an acurate way to test for the virus, this is a REALLY easy way to check for the presense of the worm.
    Larry

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