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    COnficker; Are you infected?

    Just saw this piece on the Conficker 'puter virus on the CBS News site.

    They included a real simple test to tell iffin you have it in your 'puter.

    Just an FYI for anyone concerned, I know I was getting a little concerned about this critter being in my machine....

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/...ome;topStories

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    I got it on one of my pc's at home. Here at work, we had it hit about 7 pc's. It's been driving us crazy this week (work IT).

    Just when we thought we eliminated it, it shows up again. And it even got onto our servers.

    My home PC had the Spyware Protect 2009 install on it too.

    Nasty lil f'er

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    This is over 2 weeks old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    This is over 2 weeks old.
    Wrong. It woke up yesterday at 12am London time. And it has opened up iexplore.exe and used different url's to receive it's instructions on the pc's here. It used sites like aol.com to communicate out and get the current time.

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    Windows 98 baby!

    Good luck, chumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIDeadHead View Post
    Wrong. It woke up yesterday at 12am London time. And it has opened up iexplore.exe and used different url's to receive it's instructions on the pc's here. It used sites like aol.com to communicate out and get the current time.
    I'm signed up for alerts from CERT - 2 weeks old. Trust me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    This is over 2 weeks old.
    Well, the linked story is dated today, I hadn't seen this "test" and I figured someone else who was similarly concerned would appreciate it.



    Ok, Slappy?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    Windows 98 baby!

    Good luck, chumps.
    lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Just saw this piece on the Conficker 'puter virus on the CBS News site.

    They included a real simple test to tell iffin you have it in your 'puter.

    Just an FYI for anyone concerned, I know I was getting a little concerned about this critter being in my machine....

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/...ome;topStories
    Is there a humane Conficker trap? I'm not the cold blooded critter killer that Timmy is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Well, the linked story is dated today, I hadn't seen this "test" and I figured someone else who was similarly concerned would appreciate it.



    Ok, Slappy?


    Be careful or I'll start a thread about you. Not only will you be semi-banned, your trendiness will disappear like Samson's strength after a buzzcut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    I'm signed up for alerts from CERT - 2 weeks old. Trust me.
    http://www.us-cert.gov/current/current_activity.html

    UPDATE: Researchers have discovered a new variant of the Conficker Worm on April 9, 2009. This variant updates earlier infections via its peer to peer (P2P) network as well as resuming scan-and-infect activity against unpatched systems. Public reporting indicates that this variant attempts to download additional malicious code onto victim systems, possibly including copies of the Waledac Trojan, a spam-oriented malicious application which has previously propagated only via bogus email messages containing malicious links.

    US-CERT is aware of public reports indicating a widespread infection of the Conficker/Downadup worm, which can infect a Microsoft Windows system from a thumb drive, a network share, or directly across a corporate network, if the network servers are not patched with the MS08-067 patch from Microsoft.

    Home users can apply a simple test for the presence of a Conficker/Downadup infection on their home computers. The presence of a Conficker/Downadup infection may be detected if a user is unable to surf to their security solution website or if they are unable to connect to the websites, by downloading detection/removal tools available free from those sites:

    http://www.symantec.com/norton/theme...conficker_worm
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect/com...conficker.mspx
    http://www.mcafee.com

    If a user is unable to reach any of these websites, it may indicate a Conficker/Downadup infection. The most recent variant of Conficker/Downadup interferes with queries for these sites, preventing a user from visiting them. If a Conficker/Downadup infection is suspected, the system or computer should be removed from the network or unplugged from the Internet - in the case for home users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    Be careful or I'll start a thread about you. Not only will you be semi-banned, your trendiness will disappear like Samson's strength after a buzzcut.
    Please, take the trendiness, give me back another anonymous jerk-off.


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    *sigh*

    I received an alert about this 2 weeks ago, and the test for infection was the inability to reach mcafee.com. CERT knew about this BEFORE yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Please, take the trendiness, give me back another anonymous jerk-off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    *sigh*

    I received an alert about this 2 weeks ago, and the test for infection was the inability to reach mcafee.com. CERT knew about this BEFORE yesterday.
    Dude, I read about this virus over a month ago, and I just happened to see this simple test I thought would help some dudes, TODAY.

    No one is arguing about when CERT or you knew about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LIDeadHead View Post
    I got it on one of my pc's at home. Here at work, we had it hit about 7 pc's. It's been driving us crazy this week (work IT).

    Just when we thought we eliminated it, it shows up again. And it even got onto our servers.

    My home PC had the Spyware Protect 2009 install on it too.

    Nasty lil f'er
    MS Updates. MS08-067. Closes the hole it uses. Also get Malwarebytes. I have over 5k desktops and we have had zero infections. We patched back in Oct. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Dude, I read about this virus over a month ago, and I just happened to see this simple test I thought would help some dudes, TODAY.

    No one is arguing about when CERT or you knew about it.

    My bad - I should have quoted LI Deadhead's post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Please, take the trendiness, give me back another anonymous jerk-off.

    Heavy is the head that wears the crown®.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    Heavy is the head that wears the crown®.
    Not just dooshy, but omnipresent and four feet deep.

    Really, suicide is that abhorrent?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Not just dooshy, but omnipresent and four feet deep.

    Really, suicide is that abhorrent?

    you lost me (again)

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