This article provides quick links to what you need to know about the current major threats, and how to clean up if you become infected.
For a discussion of reports in the media regarding Conficker and 1st April, refer to http://sophos.com/blogs/gc/g/2009/03/25/conficker-april-1st
Conficker.C - A Technical Analysis (SophosLabs)
Conficker.C - A Technical Analysis
The Conficker cleanup tool
Sophos Conficker Cleanup Tool
How to remove Conficker if you have Sophos Anti-Virus
Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000+: removing W32/Confick and Mal/Conficker with Sophos Anti-Virus
For a discussion of the threat posed by this malware
How to stop the Conficker worm on an unpatched PC
A full description of the malware and how it can affect you is given on the Sophos security webpages. These pages also list aliases for this malware.
Conficker has a number of variants, these include: Mal/Conficker-A, W32/Confick-A, W32/Confick-B, W32/Confick-C, W32/Confick-D, W32/Confick-E, W32/Confick-F, W32/Confick-D, Mal/ConfInf-A, Mal/Confick-Dam
How to remove Virtumundo
Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000+: removing Troj/Virtum-Gen (Virtumundo)
If clean-up fails contact Sophos Technical Support. You may wish to discuss with them whether you can use Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus.
Virtumundo has a number of variants, these include: Troj/Virtum-Gen, Troj/ConHook-H, Troj/Agent-ILJ, Troj/Virtumod-K, Troj/Agent-GAU, Sus/Virtum-B
For an up-to-date discussion on these and other current threats, go to the SophosLabs blog.
For information on how to protect yourself against malware, refer to Sophos's Best practice document: Simple steps to defend against the latest threats.
If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.
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