Conficker computer worm continues to confound

The Conficker computer worm is still out there, and despite continuous work by security researches, it can still wreak havoc on unprotected computers and networks.

If you haven’t visited Microsoft Update, go there now to verify your settings and check for updates. To learn how you can have your computer updated automatically, see Update your PC automatically.

We recently updated our guidance regarding this worm to include information about two new variants, Conficker C and Conficker D. For more information, see Protect Windows from Conficker.

To help remove the worm, try these tools:

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »