How does the Conficker worm work?

Written by Mike on March 25, 2009 – 12:37 am -

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.

infected How does the Conficker worm work?

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infected System) finding new hosts (systems) that have weak passwords, shared files on network, removable disks, and outdated Security updates.

woupdates How does the Conficker worm work?
Computers on the network without latest Security updates OR outdated updates may get infected with the worm.

nwshared How does the Conficker worm work?
Computers with open shares and Shared network files on network can easily targeted by this worm.

pendrive How does the Conficker worm work?
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 How does the Conficker worm work?
Shared Computer with weak password may get infected. So, make sure to keep strong password. Also use Numbers and Special Characters while setting Passwords.

firewall How does the Conficker worm work?
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.

diagram How does the Conficker worm work?


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