Conficker/C (Downadup.C) set to trigger April 1st – Fix your PC NOW.

A computer-science detective story is playing out on the Internet as security experts try to hunt down a worm called Conficker C and prevent it from damaging millions of computers on April Fool’s Day. (CNN)

There is some extensive coverage going on on the Internet about this new variant of an old worm: Conficker/C (also called Downadup.C) by is a modern version of the original Conficker worm that I had written in the past. It does only seem to have little in common with its forefather, however.

Apparently, Conficker/C is using encryption, peer-to-peer technology, evasion techniques to not get detected by security products, even worse, it disables them.

On top of all that, it is apparently set to execute on April 1st (yes, next week), to download updates, possible use the infected system for whatever it is programmed to do (attack certain sites maybe?).

Oh yeah, and it relinquishes control to a master computer. Maybe.

Whatever it does, you want to make sure that you are not infected ASAP.

Download this tool from Symantec, scan your machine, remove anything evil and be merry.

Reports on New York Times, ZDNetCNN, etc.

Analysis on MRT.SRI.COM (technical gibberish).

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One Response to Conficker/C (Downadup.C) set to trigger April 1st – Fix your PC NOW.

  1. Pingback: Waiting for the Internet to blow up - or not? « The GANSEC Security Weblog

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