The Conficker worm is a computer worm that can infect your computer and spread itself to other computers across a network automatically, without human interaction.
WORM: Win32/Conflicker attempts to make numerous connections to the computers across the network (from infected System) finding new hosts (systems) that have weak passwords, shared files on network, removable disks, and outdated Security updates.
Computers on the network without latest Security updates OR outdated updates may get infected with the worm.
Computers with open shares and Shared network files on network can easily targeted by this worm.
Removable devices like USB Pen drives, Flash Drives, USB sticks, External Hard Drives may get infected with this worm and infect other computers where these media will be used for data transmission.
Shared Computer with weak password may get infected. So, make sure to keep strong password. Also use Numbers and Special Characters while setting Passwords.
Computers with a proper Password Policy, current Security Updates, Antivirus OR Security Software and Secured Network Share are protected from Conflicker Worm.
Here’s an illustration of how the Conficker worm works.
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