The Conficker Virus: How It Works and How to Protect Yourself

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The Conficker Virus is a type of malware known as a computer worm.

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The Conficker virus uses a vulnerability in older Windows operating systems NetBIOS to install itself as a DLL file with registry keys to run as an invisible program in the background.

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How does the Conficker Virus work?

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Today, Conficker prevention is built-in as the NetBIOS of modern Windows computers has long removed the vulnerability the worm required for user safety.

How can you protect yourself from the Conficker Virus?

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The Conficker virus is a specific worm that was created in 2008 and infected millions of computers in 2008.

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What is an example of the Conficker Virus?

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The original author of the virus was never found despite a bounty placed by Microsoft and numerous attempts to find the perpetrator.

Who created the Conficker Virus?

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