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Conficker Removal Tool Finally Developed

Should work for at least the next day or two

By: Zac O'Vadka from Mar 13, 2009 @ 2:37 CDT

BitDefender has released the first removal tool for the nasty Conficker/Downadup virus that has infect 9 million Windows PC's in less than a three month span.

Conficker Removal Tool Finally Developed

The company says that the removal tool will remove all versions of Conficker and the virus won't detect the tool. However as the virus has its own update service, only time will tell if the bug will mutate to avoid this removal tool as well.

You can grab the tool if you need it from here.y

"BitDefender Labs has been seeing an increase in worms, like Downadup, that have a built-in mathematical algorithm, generating strings based on the current date," Valceanu said in a written statement.

"The worms then produce a fixed number of domain names on a daily basis and check them for updates.

"This makes it easy for malware writers to upgrade a worm or give it a new payload, as they only have to register one of the domains and then upload the files."