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Any Suggestions for Conficker Worm Protection?

By robertq
Mar 31, 2009
  1. Can anyone suggest as to what precautions to take tp protect your PC against the " Conficker Worm " supposed to hit on April 1st ?

    I do not have a network. It is a single home PC.

    I have following security software installed.

    Nod 32 Antivirus

    Zone Alarm Pro Firewall

    Super Antispyware Professional

    Thank You.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thread posted here on this: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic122620.html

    Basically have all Windows Security Updates completed, or don't turn on your computer tomorrow (that may be dramatizing a little - but be prepared just in case)

    Do not browse unknown websites tomorrow either, I wouldn't ;)
     
  3. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    The Conflicker Worm has already hit! I think you are behind times:

    Three main variants of the Conficker worm are known and have been dubbed Conficker A, B and C.They were discovered 21 November 2008, 29 December 2008 and 4 March 2009, respectively.

    More details here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conficker
     
  5. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    ?? Who said they haven't hit??

    Course they have hit since they have been discovered!

    Mike
     
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Mike, maybe you didn't read the first line of the first post:
    Obviously he has gotten incorrect information which is why I gave the 3 dates.
     
  7. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Now I know where this incorrect information came from! What a crick! As a former ZoneAlarl Pro user, I still get emails about their products. An email with the following came today:

    This information is NOT correct! We have been dealing with Conficker infections for months!
    More information can be found here:
    http://www.tech-101.com/solutions-security/topic329.html?hilit=Conficker
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  9. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 233

    so the virus is there alright but is it still true something is gonna happen tomorrow on april 1st?
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Unless we are all just being made a fool of ;)
     
  11. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 233

    hasn't this virus been out for a while now tho
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Not Conficker.D (even C has some big concerns)
    There is no fix (yet), just some preventions offered

    So backup
     
  13. nosebleedXD

    nosebleedXD TS Rookie Posts: 233

    dayum, so this thing is serious

    kk im not going on tommorrow
     
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    My general feeling :rolleyes: Not worried ;)
    But don't quote me :D

    Kaboom ! :chef:
     
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