Ahaa!! Microsoft seems to be really pissed off by the impact of conficker worm that it has announced an award of $250000 for the arrest of its author. Conficker is the real latest worm that has badly hit millions of users using Microsoft Windows. Well good luck for catching the author but here I will mention some tips which can help in conficker arrest.
1. Admin access. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. Also a study also found that eliminating Admin rights would have stopped or mitigated: Read more »
Win32/Conficker.B is a worm that infects other computers across a network by exploiting a vulnerability in the Windows Server service (SVCHOST.EXE). If the vulnerability is successfully exploited, it could allow remote code execution when file sharing is enabled. It may also spread via removable drives and weak administrator passwords. It disables several important system services and security products.Remember even one unpatched machine is enough to have this worm spread through the entire network.Ms08-67 worm is spreading infection over millions of computers.
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