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Why is the Conficker virus so hard to beat?

 
 
aperson
 
Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2009 09:22 pm
You may have heard of Conficker. It's a computer virus that has been extremely successful, infecting millions of computers including some of those of military and governmental organisations. You can read about it on Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conficker

Anyways, I'm a bit of a n00b when it comes to computers (relatively speaking), so my question is: why is Conficker so successful when there are probably hundreds of thousands of different viruses out there?
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Reply Mon 13 Apr, 2009 01:51 am
@aperson,
The patch to block this virus have been released by microsoft last Oct or so and all virus removing software will removed same along with Microsoft MRT that is updated monthly also will removed this virus.

Only windows machines that had not been patch for that lenght of time and not running anti-virus software is a risk.

That is one reason why few machines in the US have this virus.
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