Published May 12, 2009 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Worm:Win32/Conficker.E.dll

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32/Downadup.worm.87040 (AhnLab) Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Kido.ab (Kaspersky) W32/Malware.GFFJ (Norman) Troj/ConfDr-C (Sophos) Win32/Conficer.AQ (ESET) Win32/Conficker.D (other) W32.Downadup.C (Symantec)

Summary

Worm:Win32/Conficker.E.dll is a component of the family.  It is installed to machines already infected with Conficker.B, .C, or .D variants as an update via ’s payload.Win32/ConfickerWorm:Win32/Conficker.E
 
Microsoft strongly recommends that users apply the update referred to in  immediately. Security Bulletin MS08-067
 
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 available .here
 
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 the .Microsoft Knowledgebase Article KB971029
Microsoft strongly recommends that users apply the update referred to in  immediately. Security Bulletin MS08-067
 
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 available .here
 
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 the .Microsoft Knowledgebase Article KB971029
 
To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may have been installed, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as , or the . For more information about using antivirus software, see .Microsoft Security EssentialsMicrosoft Safety Scannerhttp://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/av.aspx
 
Note: Computers infected by Conficker may be unable to connect to Web sites related to security applications and services that may otherwise assist in the removal of this worm (for example, downloading antivirus updates may fail). In this case users will need to use an uninfected computer to download any appropriate updates or tools and then transfer these to the infected computer.
 
Microsoft Help and Support have provided a detailed guide to removing a Win32/Conficker infection from an affected computer. - Virus alert for Win32/Conficker and manual removal instructions

For detailed instructions on how to manually remove Win32/Conficker, view the following article using an uninfected computer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962007
 
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