Alert level: Severe
Worm:Win32/Conficker.E is a member of theWin32/Confickerfamily and was proactively detected when first discovered as Worm:Win32/Conficker.gen!A. Conficker.E acts as an update mechansim for previous variants of Win32/Conficker. This variant deletes its own executable on May 3 2009.
Microsoft strongly recommends that users apply the update referred to inSecurity Bulletin MS08-067immediately.
Microsoft also recommends that users ensure that their network passwords are strong to prevent this worm from spreading via weak administrator passwords. More information is availablehere.
Microsoft also recommends that users apply an update that changes the AutoPlay functionality in Windows to prevent this worm from spreading via USB drives. More information is available in theMicrosoft Knowledgebase Article KB971029.
ID articolo: 4026294 - Ultima revisione: 01 ago 2017 - Revisione: 1