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How to protect from Conficker Worm

Author : Admin

Conficker worm is exploiting vulnerability of Microsoft Windows at RPC DCOM vulnerability, for detail see Microsoft Bulletin MS08-067 and Conficker Worm and Windows Vulnerabilty at this site. The worm uses a combination of advanced malware techniques which has made it difficult to counter and eradicate.

Whatever the case, the first and best solution if you find the vulnerability security on your system is doing patching. Antivirus program is basically designed not to keep the attacks exploit of security vulnerability that technically the computer Operating System that contains antivirus up to date will be infected with a virus that attacks this vulnerability, the main reason is because vulnerability security of operating system allows many things, including the execution of a file virus can without intervention by the antivirus program.

Follow these step by step to clean your Microsoft Windows Operating System from Conficker Worm :

 

First Step

Go to http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate to verify your settings and check for updates.

 

Second Step

If you can’t access http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate,  go to http://safety.live.com to scan your system.

 

Third Step

If step above can not access, please download Malicious Software Removal Tool with other system and install to your system.

 

Fourth Step

Update your antivirus program and scan your system in safe mode program.

 

How to prevent your PC was infected by Conficker Worm, follow these step by step :

 

First Step

Apply the security update associated with MS08-067. View the security bulletin for more information about the vulnerability, affected software, detection and deployment tools and guidance, and security update deployment information.

 

Second Step

Make sure you are running up-to-date antivirus software from a trusted vendor.

 

Third Step

Check for updated protections for security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. The Microsoft Active Protection Program (MAPP) provides partners with early access to Microsoft vulnerability information. For a list of partners and links to their active protections, please visit the MAPP Partners page.

 

Fourth Step

Implement strong passwords as outlined in the Creating a Strong Password Policy whitepaper.

 

Fifth Step

Disable the AutoPlay feature through the registry or using Group Policies as discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 967715. Microsoft released Security Advisory 967940 to notify users that the updates to allow users to disable AutoPlay/AutoRun capabilities have been deployed via automatic updating channels

 

I hope this article can help to protect your system from Conficker Worm. See other article at this site.

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