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How To Remove The Conficker Worm?

With April 1st around the corner everyone seems to be on the look out for the Conficker worm. Here is some good info.

Quick overview of the worm from Wikipedia:

“Conficker, also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido, is a computer worm that surfaced in October 2008 and targets the Microsoft Windows operating system. The worm exploits a known vulnerability in the Windows Server service used by Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7 Beta. The latest variant will begin checking for a payload to download on April 1, 2009.

The Conficker worm spreads itself primarily through a buffer overflow vulnerability in the Server Service on Windows computers. The worm uses a specially crafted RPC request to execute code on the target computer.