Conficker.worm Part 4: How to remove the Worm?

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It’s April 3, and it appears that the news surrounding the Conficker, has been blown out of proportion and caused a media frenzy and alot of confusion. But I guess you can never be too sure, ryt?

Anyway, I’ve posted here last March 31 on how to detect if your computer is infected or not and how to manually remove the worm. However major security company have released their own removal tool to help user’s to specifically detect and remove the worm from the computer.

If you want to make sure that your computer is clean, rather than performing the test I mentioned on my “Conficker.worm outbreak Part 3” post. You can download these conficker specific tool. These Conficker-specific tools are McAfee’s Stinger, Eset’s Win32/Conficker Worm Removal Tool, Symantec’s W32.Downadup Removal Tool, and Sophos’ Conficker Cleanup Tool.

For company specific steps on how to remove the Conficker.worm, you may want to visit these web sites:
Mcafee: Protecting yourself from the Conficker worm
Eset: Win32/Conficker.AA
Symantec: W32.Downadup Removal Tool
Sophos: Conficker Cleanup Tool

Derived from:
Rid your computer of the Conficker virus

KB:457 – How to remove Worm/Conficker
W32/Conficker.worm outbreak
Conficker.worm outbreak Part 2
Conficker flaw reveals which computers are infected

Last modified: April 2, 2009

2 Responses to :
Conficker.worm Part 4: How to remove the Worm?

  1. James says:


    Good article. Sophos’ Conficker removal tool can detect and remove all variants of the worm/virus.

    As long as people run these tools it should stop any serious outbreak.


  2. Teknisyan says:

    hey thanks for the suggestion.. 😉

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