How do you know if your Vista is Infected with Conficker RRS feed

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  •   There aren't many warning signs, but a few will stand out if you know what to look for. One fast way to check is to try to visit any major security software publisher's Web site. If you've cleared your browser cache beforehand, and you can load the sites of Symantec, Eset, Avira, or AVG, you're clean because Conficker blocks access to them.

      Another good litmus test is to check on the status and functionality of Windows services such as Automatic Updates, the Background Intelligent Transfer Service, Windows Defender, and Error Reporting Services. If any of those have been disabled without your consent, or if your account lockout policies have changed without approval, you might be infected. Other warning signs include unusually high traffic on your local area network, and domain controllers responding slowly to client requests.

      If you believe you have a Conficker infection (or any other malware infection), run a Scan using a Anti-Virus program of your choice. Since it is unlukely that a single Anti-Virus product can catch everything, it is recommended that you scan using more then one program.  We also encourage users to use the free online scanner Windows Live OneCare Safety Scan for Vista at http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm  

    Darin MS


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