Conficker .AB/AA worm

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by ToukonII, Jan 13, 2009.

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  1. ToukonII

    ToukonII Registered Member

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    anyone encounter this virus Win32/Conficker.AB worm. please help! ill try removal tools from another forum but dosn't work,
     
  2. Marcos

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    EAV/ESS v3 and v4 have a cleaning routine included which will prompt you to restart the computer if Conficker is found in memory. After the restart, it will be removed completely. Remember that it's necessary to install the appropriate hotfix from MS to prevent further exploitation of the bug in Windows.
     
  3. ToukonII

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    yes nod32 v3 deleted this but still in to the network.
     
  4. jayps

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    same here. quite brutal to get rid of as it doesnt immunize the PC.
     
  5. ASpace

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    Why do you expect ESET to immunize a Microsoft product ?

    It is Microsoft mistake , which has been fixed . Microsoft has done its job . ESET , too . It is your own fault you haven't updated your OS.
     
  6. funkydude

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    Although true, It's not exactly the best reply.

    You were going to try a removal tool, did that work?
     
  7. ASpace

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    Not the best reply , but the true one .
     
  8. goodzman

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    The MSRT has been updated for Conficker.
     
  9. Conder

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    We run NOD32 2.7 can this find an infected machine and clean it?
     
  10. Penhaligon

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    Funny. I could've sworn that was exactly what NOD32 claims to do, and what I paid my hard-earned dough to ESET for in the first place. :rolleyes:
     
  11. PaulB2005

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    Anti virus products don't IMMUNISE systems in the way some anti malware products do.

    Do you know where you read this claim?
     
  12. Penhaligon

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    On the front page of ESET's website itself?

    "ESET delivers the fastest, most effective and most proactive antivirus software with spyware and malware protection to eliminate viruses, adware, worms, trojans and rootkits before they attack your system. Nobody does proactive protection better than ESET!"

    The previous individual expressed an opinion that tried to divert the issue along the lines of "it's Microsoft's problem" when this thread is obviously about a virus problem.
     
  13. ASpace

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    Nothling like this. Actually , I was trying to say that it is no longer ESET or Microsoft problem. It is your own problem to make sure you are updated. I was ESET problem until they released definition and cure . It was Microsoft problem untill they delivered hotfix+ update to MSRT . It is now your own problem.

    And again , ESET can find infected files . ESET can clean your computer once infected . But NOD32 itself can't immunize your system . You must run firewall , you must have updated Windows , strong passwords , etc...
     
  14. rothko

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    I'm lucky enough not to have seen this anywhere near my PCs, but can anyone tell me if the new variants of Conficker are detected heuristically?
     
  15. funkydude

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    Yes as with every other threat. But they will write ones that are not detected for that specific reason, and they will be added too.. and new ones will be written... etc
     
  16. PRJUS

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    Well it does with regards to viruses that tries to get into the system in normal ways like you downloading something in your browser but when Microsoft leaves a backdoor open it's a bit too much to expect that any antivirus product will be able to monitor things comming in through the backdoor and kill it before it enters the system.
     
  17. er_rizwan

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    Is there any tool for the conficker.
     
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