Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How To Uninstall Conficker, Downadup, and Kido Virus

Conficker, Downadup, and Kido Virus Removal

Confounded Conficker!

Download the Conficker Removal Tool Here

It is still not known whether the perceived threat posed by the virus, variously known as Conficker, Downadup, and Kido, will actually turn out to be the biggest ever internet April Fool's joke or is actually a serious computer threat.

The virus buries itself deep inside a the Windows operating system, where it can be used by hackers to steal users' passwords and personal information, including bank details, credit card information and any other type of personal information.

Once it is invoked by the pc user, it proceeds to downloading information from a controlling server, and infected PCs then form a network and can "talk" to each other, updating and evolving.The source of the downloaded files can then be redistributed among the millions of infected computers.

Experts believe that from midnight on April 1, the Conficker program will start scanning thousands of websites for a new set of instructions telling it what to do next.

At this point, no one really know what the intent is.

Symantec has released a Conficker, Downadup, and Kido virus cleaner which can be downloaded here.

Stay tuned for further developments!