Conficker Infection Test

News stories continue to appear of the Conficker worm (previously known as Downadup) having infected as many as 15 million computers worldwide. Our advice to all PC users remains the same; ensure your machine is set to automatically download Windows Security Updates and ensure your anti-virus software is up to date.

However many people have been wondering if they may already be infected with the Conficker worm¬† –¬† here is a simple test to run on any PC to check if it has been compromised.
As Conficker blocks access to over 100 security and anti-virus websites, the chart below attempts to load images from certain sites that would be blocked. If you can see the six images as shown here, then you are not infected. If any of the images fail to load, your machine may have become infected.

Run Test for Infection

If the test shows any sign of infection, please contact us for assistance with removal of the worm. There are a number of removal tools available from Microsoft, BitDefender, ESET, Symantec, Sophos, and Kaspersky Lab.
McAfee and AVG can remove Conficker via an on-demand scan only.


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2 Responses to “Conficker Infection Test”
  1. Nailz says:

    What is the best remover for conficker, I have been noticing it attaches to svchost

  2. RealWorld says:

    There is an excellent removal tool at BitDefender available for removal on a single PC and also across a network.
    Our advice in general is to ensure Microsoft updates are activated and running and to ensure the Malicious Software Removal tool from Microsoft is downloaded and run each month.
    A handy tip – the Malicious Software Removal tool can be run manually at any time be clicking on Start then Run and typing MRT. Press Enter, then follow the steps on the dialogue box that opens.

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