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With new safeguards in place, Microsoft saw 1.3 million fewer infections over three months from autorun, which automatically executes commands when an external device is plugged in.
There is a new worm out called "Conficker" (also known as "Downadup" and "Kido") that has reportedly infected millions of Windows PCs. It has been detected by various antivirus companies and unfortunately it is suspected to become active tomorrow (April 1
roundup The Conficker worm is keeping security experts on their toes, trying to scope out exactly how and when it might strike.
If you're struggling to beat back the Conflicker virus, this guide will help you cleanse your system and inoculate your computer against other Conflicker variants.
Worm's latest variant is set to start hitting random domains on April 1. But security experts say the damage might not be as serious as the hype suggests.
Conficker.C blocks access to protective services, downloads a Trojan, and is programmed to seek out 50,000 domains on April 1, as the authors of the worm try to outsmart security vendors.
The worm known as Kido, aka Conficker or Downadup, evolves to spread via removable devices and other means besides just exploiting a Windows vulnerability.