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Conficker C - UPDATE
Posting by John Scafide on March 25, 2009 9:07 PM under News

Previously I had mentioned a not so new virus called the Conficker C that is likely to explode on infected computers on April 1st, 2009. 

As an update, Microsoft has released a patch to download.  The patch, which can be downloaded by clicking on the patch link at the end of this post, is just one step in securing your computer.  Follow these steps to ensure maximum protection.

  1. Download the Microsoft Patch
  2. Update any Anti-virus/Anti-spyware software you currently have.  If you do not have any software, I'd suggest downloading Free Firewall/AntiVirus Software from ZoneAlarm.
  3. Apply a Microsoft update for the AutoRun feature.  This allows you to stop a drive (either a USB thumb drive or external hard drive or CD/DVD) from auto playing.  (Note: You can also do that by holding the Shift key down while putting the disk or USB drive in)
  4. There is also a manual removal of Conficker virus (there are 3 versions, A, B, C), which is on the Microsoft site for reference.
Again, more information will follow in the coming days, but if you continue to have questions, don't hesitate to contact me at anytime or comment on here. 

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