Conficker is a computer software program that tries to exploit loopholes in various versions of Windows operating system. pirated copies of windows are prone to Conficker as compare to genuine copies of windows. Linux and Mac computers are safe from Conficker attack. Conficker can comes to your computer via internet or infected memory sticks.
What Conficker Do?
Conficker first tries to stop all your security programs running on your computer. Then it will stop the communication of web services that are being by security software’s for updating their database. Conficker also stop the working of Windows updates. As of now Conficker generating 50,000 domain names daily and these domain names communicating with each other in a systematically. whoever created the Conficker warn just has to activate one of the domain name and the creator will be able to take control of millions of zombie computers that have been created.
How to Remove Detect and Conficker ?
If you are running a genuine copy of windows then you might not hit by Conficker. Check whether your security software’s including Firewall, antivirus, anti spyware are running or not. Also windows update in working or not. If all these services are running fine then their is no risk on your computer.
The US department of Homeland Security released a tool to detect whether a computer is infected by Conficker warm.