Recently one of our readers had emailed and asked about removing a deadly worm codenamed Conficker aka Downup or Kidofrom their system, though we did not have enough time to research and reply back to the reader, we did come across a solution that would help users to remove Conficker worm from their systems.
For those who are unaware of this worm, here is what Wikipedia has to say about Conficker:
Conficker, also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido, is a computer worm that surfaced in October 2008 and targets the Microsoft Windows operating system. The worm exploits a known vulnerability in the Windows Server service used by Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7 Beta. The latest variant will begin checking for a payload to download on April 1, 2009.
The Conficker worm spreads itself primarily through a buffer overflow vulnerability in the Server Service on Windows computers. The worm uses a specially crafted RPC request to execute code on the target computer.
When executed on a computer, Conficker disables a number of system services such as Windows Automatic Update, Windows Security Center, Windows Defender and Windows Error Reporting.
It receives further instructions by connecting to a server. The instructions it receives may include to propagate, gather personal information and to download and install additional malware onto the victim’s computer. The worm also attaches itself to certain Windows processes such as svchost.exe, explorer.exe and services.exe.
From the sound of it, this worm is definitely deadly and can cause lots of damage to users computer. For those looking for a solution to fix this issue, Killer Tech Tips has a solution which will allow users to remove this worm from their system.
If you are infected we definitely recommend you to cleanup your system using the steps listed.
How to remove Conficker worm? [Killer Tech Tips]