Monday, July 18, 2011

How to avoid the Conflicker Virus

The Conflicker virus, aka Downadup and Kido, is a nightmare for computer users world round. This virus has spread to over 10 million computer systems, and nearly every country on the planet. This virus prevents your ability to use antivirus software correctly, it also creates a backdoor to allow more payloads of viruses to be dumped onto your computer without you knowing.

In order to avoid infection, here are some simple steps you can take in order to avoid this nasty worm:

  1. Keep Windows updated. Windows regularly releases updates that removes security holes that viruses and worms exploit in order to install malicious code on to your computer. 
  2. Use a good Anti-Virus. See our post on Anti-Virus Software for recommendations.
  3. Be sure to know what you're browsing on the internet. Don't visit websites that are shady. Know what you're downloading and opening. 
These are some simple tips and tricks in order to avoid the Conflicker virus. One of the biggest step you can take is being safe on the internet and avoiding opening random things. If, by chance, you do open something that is infected, your second line of defense should be a decent antivirus.

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