Conficker.C is a new variant of the Conficker worm and may be a greater threat than its predecessor. Conficker.C is expected to launch its attack on April 1st. The Conficker.C worm will disable the users' Windows Automatic Update, prevent the user access to the Windows Security Center, block DNS queries, delete all system restore points, as well as prevent the user access to security websites. The Conficker family of worms have been very dangerous and harmful to users' PC's. The new Conficker.C may prove to be even more damaging. It is essential at this point to keep all of your software updated in addition to verifying that your antivirus or antispyware applications are running with the latest definitions applied.
It is essential at this point to keep all of your software updated in addition to verifying that your antivirus or antispyware applications are running with the latest definitions applied.
Conficker.C is expected to contact various domains so it may obtain a set of instructions to carry out. Researchers have found the date of April 1st hard coded into Conficker.C as the date that these actions may take place. The domain generation algorithm has been slightly changed from previous versions of Conficker which makes Conficker.C much different. Below is a list of few of the domains that Conficker.C may contact on April 1st.
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