con flicker worm

March 30, 2009 at 09:47:49
Specs: Windows XP
will turning off my computer by april 1st save me from this worm?

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#1
March 30, 2009 at 10:06:48
No. Not sure why you would think it would. Proper protection is to have running and updated antivirus.

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#2
March 30, 2009 at 10:35:05
Not if you turn it back on and don't have the system and your anti-virus software updated.

EEOC


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#3
March 30, 2009 at 11:16:11
Keep your files and data backed up.
Keep XP Updated.
And make sure you know how to reinstall XP, and have the required CDs.

A worm gets into a computer by itself, and without you having to click on anything.

Years ago, the Blaster Worm was infecting computers by just being on the Internet.


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#4
March 30, 2009 at 12:48:53
MS put out an update in Oct 08 for it so between it and their malicious software removal tool (if you already have the worm) will remove that one.


Having the update will prevent it too.

Bryan


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#5
March 30, 2009 at 15:06:48
Turning off your computer will prevent any damage but you can't use it either.


An actual scheme to protect is an array of tools, techniques and updates that help prevent damages.

Even the latest update can't protect against the C version. It was just found a few weeks ago.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#6
March 30, 2009 at 16:55:31
Even the latest update can't protect against the C version. It was just found a few weeks ago.

Relax. Let's not push the panic button. M$ article HERE has covered every variants including the D version. It's a must read for those worrying about doomsday cometh April 1.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#7
March 31, 2009 at 11:12:02
For those of you hopelessly succumed to FUD, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security just released to the public Conficker/Downadup Computer Worm Detection Tool. You can get the tool HERE. Be sure to read everything posted on their web site.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#8
March 31, 2009 at 11:28:51
Avast Free is already patched and ready as long as your criticals are uptodate

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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