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
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 be installed in your computer, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as the following:
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 in order 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 Win32/Conficker infection from an affected computer, either manually or by using the MSRT (Malicious Software Removal Tool).
For detailed instructions on how to manually remove Win32/Conficker, view the following article using an uninfected computer:
Additional information on deploying MSRT in an enterprise environment can be found here: