Microsoft's Forefront Antivirus Technology Helps Protect Against Conficker Worm Family.antivirus Refers to detecting and blocking computer viruses. See antivirus program, behavior blocking, virus and virus hoaxes. technology helps protect against Conficker, a malicious worm that spreads through low security networks, memory sticks, and PCs without the latest security updates.
Microsoft's Forefront Antivirus Technology Helps Protect Against Conficker Worm Family Noun 1. worm family - a family of worms
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
family Fasciolidae, Fasciolidae - a family of Trematoda
Microsoft announced that its Forefront antivirus technology helps protect against Conficker, a malicious worm that spreads through low security networks, memory sticks, and PCs without the latest security updates.
Microsoft discovered the vulnerability which the Conficker worm exploits before the worm actually surfaced, and addressed it at the end of October 2008 with Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067. Users who applied that security update would have been protected against the worm. Moreover, Microsoft's Forefront antivirus has been protecting customers against Conficker since November 21st, 2008.
Symptoms of the Conficker worm include the disabling dis·a·ble
tr.v. dis·a·bled, dis·a·bling, dis·a·bles
1. To deprive of capability or effectiveness, especially to impair the physical abilities of.
2. Law To render legally disqualified. or failure of some network services on the computer and the possibility of user accounts being locked out.
To protect against the Conficker worm family, Microsoft recommends that users ensure their anti virus protection is up to date with the latest definition and install Microsoft's MS08-067 patch. Microsoft has also added new capabilities to their Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT MSRT Malicious Software Removal Tool (Microsoft)
MSRT Mobile Subscriber Radio Terminal
MSRT Maritime Security Response Team
MSRT Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists
MSRT Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists ), which could detect and remove the worm if it was present on a machine. The easiest way to ensure that latest security updates are installed is to enable the Automatic Update feature in Windows.
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Internet security is the process of protecting data and privacy of devices connected to internet from information robbery, hacking, malware infection and unwanted software. and how to protect PCs from malware (MALicious softWARE) Software designed to destroy, aggravate and otherwise make life unhappy. See crimeware, virus, worm, logic bomb, macro virus and Trojan. are available on (www.microsoft.com/protect) to all Microsoft users. Additionally, users of Genuine Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. are provided with the benefit to call Microsoft's support centers directly if they require additional support.
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