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  • Does Live OneCare protect against the Conficker worm?
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:31 AM

Answers

  • If you are running OneCare and Windows Automatic Updates are on and all security updates offered are installed, you are protected from known reported variants. The worm exploits a security hole that was patched by Microsoft via Windows Update in 2008. If your system is up to date, your system is protected even without OneCare.
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/worms/conficker.mspx

    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:49 PM
    Moderator

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  • Does Live OneCare protect against the Conficker worm?

    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:45 AM
  • If you are running OneCare and Windows Automatic Updates are on and all security updates offered are installed, you are protected from known reported variants. The worm exploits a security hole that was patched by Microsoft via Windows Update in 2008. If your system is up to date, your system is protected even without OneCare.
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/worms/conficker.mspx

    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:49 PM
    Moderator