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Protect your PC from the Conficker worm

Protect your PC from the Conficker worm

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The most recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Reports (SIR) describes the ongoing threat of the Conficker worm and urges businesses and individuals to apply security updates.

Microsoft first recognized the Conficker threat in November 2008 and since then the Microsoft Malware Protection Center has been regularly releasing security updates to help protect against Conficker. The worm continues to spread when businesses and individuals don’t install these patches and update their systems and the use of weak passwords in the business sector environment. The worm was also able to infect large numbers of computers when system administrators used the Autorun feature in Windows XP and Windows Vista and through the use of weak passwords.

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