Conficker, also known as Downup, Downadup, and Kido, is a computer worm that surfaced in October 2008 and targets the Microsoft Windows operating system. The worm exploits a previously patched vulnerability in the Windows Server service.
What to do if you are infected.
- Make sure your PC has active, updated security software and the latest virus signature updates:
- Click "Anti-virus" on the left navigation bar, click "Update Now". (ZoneAlarm is set to receive virus signature updates several times a day you can set them to happen hourly by going to the Antivirus panel and clicking Advanced Options.)
- To make sure your product is up-to-date, click Check for Updates on the main panel, lower left corner. (under Quick Tasks)
- If you see any virus with the name Downup, Downadup or Kido in the scan results, remove immediately with the a stand-alone removal utility (kk.zip)
- Download the archive kk.zip and extract the contents into a folder on the infected PC.
- Run file kk.exe
- When the scan is over an active window of the command prompt may be displayed on your computer monitor, in order to minimize the window press any button.
- Wait till the scanning is complete.
- Perform full Antivirus scan of your computer with your ZoneAlarm.