If we study the history of the internet technology then we will come know that different types of infected worms are there to be the part of internet technology. One of them is conficker, it is a type of internet worms which was created in 2008 and generally it is created by the hackers to hack the working of the Microsoft Windows Operating system, it is very strong in nature and when this worm is transfer to any computer system having Microsoft windows its creator have power to uses that computer system remotely and can steel all the private or the personal information of the users is called as the conficker.
History of Conficker:
This worm was created in November 2008 and as a creator of this worm was from Germany so it use combination of two words in its name one from English i.e. configure and other is from German language that is Ficker. The first form of the conficker that was created in November 2008, only infect the systems that have window 200, windows XP, windows Vista, Windows server 2003 etc. after some times creator change its architecture an then a new form of worm is there which is used to track the local area networks during file sharing and optical media as well. The last update of the conficker worm was introduced in the Jan 2009 and still using by the spammers and hackers to spread the viruses.
How Conficker Works?
As conficker is a type of worm so its working is not specific and it is not dependant on other things for the sake of its working and production. Creator store different type pf programming codes in them t\hat provide ability to of self replication to them. Generally it does not belong to the viruses and its working also. It uses the network and always sends its infected data to the computers system without the permission of the users. It does not present in a specific or a particular program but when the user attach the different form of media such as removable drives like USB, file sharing, shared systems, system that lack security updates, trying to develop computer networks of multiple system by weak passwords etc, such categories can enhance the working of the conficker worms in the field of computer networking. And with the help of conficker working creator or sender can easily grasp the personal or the important information about the users or the system.
What are the Symptoms of Conficker Worms?
If one of the following symptoms is present in your computer system then your computer is under the attack of the conficker worm. Some of the important common symptoms are as follows
- Different type resources that can access the security for the system like anti viruses are not in reach or out of access.
- Different type pf private or personal policies of the users account can automatically change and become default or less secure.
- security softwares that can defend the architecture of the operating system of the computer system can disabled automatically
- Users can not access the users account from that system.
How to Remove Conficker?
As conficker is the malicious infection so, for the sake of the removal of the conficker and face its attacks, different type of security tools has been invented. Some of the important tools that are used for the protection from conficker are as follows; many forms of the third party softwares are used to detect and remove the worms some of the popular vendors of third party anti viruses are Symantec, AVG, Panda, McAfee and many more. They have ability of detection and removal of conficker.