The following Microsoft resources have been published to help mitigate Win32/Conficker.B infections MS08-067 Malicious Software Removal tool Win32/Conficker.B QUOTE:
In response to this threat, Microsoft has:
· Updated the January version of the MSFT to detect and remove variants of Win32/Conficker.B. You can download this version from the MSRT from either the Microsoft Update site
or through its associatedKnowledge Base article
· Created the KB article 962007 “Virus alert about the Win32/Conficker.B worm”
to provide public details on the symptoms and removal methods available to address this issue.
· Announced the release of the items and the virus threat itself on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog
.Plus some good additional resources that I hope may be helpful ...
Informative article on what corporate IT security departments should have in place to prevent the current 3-pronged attacks: -- Patch Management (patching plus testing to ensure everything is up-to-date)
-- Reduce/Eliminate Autorun for removable devices and wide-open network shares
-- Test/Strengthen passwords Trend Blog - Good Corporate Security Policies can prevent Conficker infections http://blog.trendmicro.com/security-policy...wnad-infection/ An estimated 33% of users are not up-to-date on security patches
, as noted in the Computerworld article. Staying up-to-date on security patches and AV updates can provide protection. These latest MS08-067 attacks have been more potent, so please research the links at the bottom to ensure you are up-to-date.COMPUTERWORLD: 1 in 3 Windows PCs vulnerable to worm attackhttp://www.computerworld.com/action/...icleId=9126038QUOTE:
January 15, 2009 (Computerworld) The worm that has infected several million Windows PCs is causing havoc because nearly a third of all systems remain unpatched 80 days after Microsoft Corp. rolled out an emergency fix
, a security expert said today.Microsoft - Windows Update Web SiteMicrosoft - Security at Home (learn security basics)Secunia PSI - Can check your system for missing updates
Techniques for disabling AUTORUN for USB plug-in deviceshttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m...ritywatch.aspxhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/953252http://nick.brown.free.fr/blog/2007/...ick-worms.htmlMS08-067 Conficker worm - F-Secure offers free removal toolsftp://ftp.f-secure.com/anti-virus/tools/beta/fsmrt.zip ftp://ftp.f-secure.com/anti-virus/to...f-downadup.zip