How to remove Conficker

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This article describes how Conficker can be removed.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000+
Sophos Anti-Virus for Unix
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X
Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux

Detecting and removing Conficker

Conficker is routinely detected by Sophos Anti-Virus (SAV), and can be removed in the usual way. Details of some of the variants detected and removed by SAV are listed below.

If you choose not to use SAV, you can remove Conficker with the Sophos Virus Removal Tool (Note: this tool is only available for Windows.) Click the link for instructions on how to use it, and for the download location.

What Conficker malware does SAV or the Sophos Virus Removal tool remove?

Details of the specific Conficker variants that Sophos detects are listed on the Sophos Website and include:
Mal/Conficker-A, Mal/Confick-Dam, Mal/Conficker-B, Mal/ConfInf-A, Troj/ConfData-A, Troj/ConfDr-B, Troj/ConfDr-C, Troj/ConfDr-Gen , W32/ConfDr-Gen, W32/Confick-A, W32/Confick-B, W32/Confick-C, W32/Confick-D, W32/Confick-F, W32/Confick-G, W32/Confick-H, W32/Confick-I, W32/Confick-K, W32/Confick-L, W32/Confick-M, W32/ConfikMem-A, W32/ConfikMem-B

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Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000+: removing W32/Confick and Mal/Conficker with Sophos Anti-Virus


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