Published Apr 09, 2009|Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32/Conficker.worm.119296 (AhnLab) Win32.Worm.Downadup.A (BitDefender) Win32/Conficker.A (CA) W32/Conficker.G (Command) Win32/Conficker.AQ (ESET) Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Kido.o (Kaspersky) Net-Worm.Win32.Kido.js (Kaspersky) W32/Conficker.worm.gen.d (McAfee) W32/Confick-D (Sophos) W32.Downadup (Symantec) Trojan.DR.Kido.CE (VirusBuster) Worm:Win32/Conficker.gen!A (Microsoft) Worm:Win32/Conficker.E.dll (Microsoft)


Worm:Win32/Conficker.E is a member of the Win32/Conficker family 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 in  Security Bulletin MS08-067 immediately.
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 .


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