Skip to main content

McAfee Stinger removes known W32/Conficker variants to date

Almost all anti-virus software developers have already released specific tools for detecting and removing latest threat Conficker worm. MacAfee has offers a special build, standalone cleaning tool called Stinger for removing Conficker worm (Downadup, Kido, etc) from an infected system. As it is available on a daily updated basis to include any undetected Conficker variants, this free tool is able to detect and remove all known W32/Conficker variants to date.

As W32/Conficker worm is considered to be critical and its authors are always trying to improve it by adding new functionality and anti-debugging tricks, it is highly recommended to scan your system using the latest release of Stinger.

You can download the latest update of Stinger from the Avert Tools site. After download, run the tool, no installation required.

Before scanning the system, from the preference tab, set scanning sensitivity level to high or low, scanning targets (processes and boot sector) and choose delete, report or repair on virus detection and click ok to save. (Via). More security related articles here.


Popular posts from this blog

Surf the Web Anonymously With Firefox Add-on Phproxy

There are several web based proxy servers available to surf the internet anonymously or as from another country. The Firefox add-on (Firefox 3 – 4) Phzilla helps you view a webpage or surf the internet using the PHProxy (a type of web based proxy server) proxy servers. It is very easy and convenient to use.

Restore Lost Capacity Of Your USB Flash Drive (How to)

Some malware can hide full capacity of your USB flash drive. For example, a 4GB pen drive sometimes shows only 500kb or less. An interesting part of this situation is that, even after removing the malware or formatting the USB flash drive, you will not get back its original capacity. Therefore, the question here is how to restore a USB flash drive to its full capacity.

Which is the safest browser- IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera?

The safest way to surf the web is to pick the best browser, but how? The most important parameter while judging a browser is its security . Because of the ever growing threats via web browsers, browser developers have trying to give best security features to their browser. All major browsers have added security technologies to combat web-based threats, but, not all of them have taken the same approach, nor claim to stop the same breadth of attacks. NSS Labs , the leading independent security product testing and certification organization, has examined six major browsers- A pple Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera against socially engineered Malware and published a report called ‘ Web Browser Security - Socially Engineered Malware Protection ’. The report reveals that Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) is the safest one with a 69% catch rate against Malware. It was 30% in Mozilla Firefox (3.07), 24% in Apple Safari, 16% in Google Chro