[Noisebridge-discuss] Conficker virus @ noisebridge (removed on one computer)...

Gian Pablo Villamil gian.pablo at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 09:10:11 PDT 2011


Yeah, I spotted it on the SD card for one of the Makerbots (and cleaned it
up).

The Microsoft anti-malware for Windows 7 detects and removes it easily.

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 6:19 PM, Zach . <organic_unity at yahoo.com> wrote:

> so for those that don't know, I suggest googling Conficker virus--- a
> creative plague that copies itself to any USB drive to spread very, very
> effectively.   It ravished the computer on the back desk and so I had to put
> on an admin password to keep the computer from being junked up and further
> infecting the virus.  I removed it now and autoplay is also disabled.  but I
> suggest people check their USB drives for this.  The tell signs are:
>
> 1- USB drive has a folder icon
> 2- computer wont let you show hidden files and folers
> 3- microsoft website access is disabled
>
> the Conficker Removal Tool (download free at CNET) works very simply to
> remove this.
>
> Zach
>
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