The April 1 present from unknown hackers has increased consumers interest in anti-virus and anti-spyware utilities. This morning, I have confirmed that my home computer was infected with Conficker.C malware as well.
I would like to recommend again the list of actions promoted in the previous post. Try to update all the Microsoft updates first. If you see that you cannot perform them automatically, your computer might be already affected by the worm, who prevented you from healing your PC. If so, you will need to apply the medicine manually. Visit Microsoft explanation website http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/dd452420.aspx and download Microsoft® Windows® Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830) on your Hard Drive. Run it and perform the Quick scan first. If at the first glance, you PC look clean, ensure the fact by running full scan. Depending on how large your HDD, this scan might take from an hour to several hours. So be patient.
In this post, I want to present one more, free anti-virus and anti-spyware scanner and cleaner from one of the best anti-virus fighters Dr. Web.
What is Dr.Web CureIt!?
This is a FREE anti-virus and anti-spyware utility based on Dr.Web Anti-virus scanner, which will help you quickly scan and cure, if necessary, a computer operated by MS Windows 95OSR2/ 98/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP/2003/Vista without installation of the Dr.Web Anti-virus.
Dr.Web CureIt! automatically detects the language of the OS it is installed to and sets the scanner interface accordingly (if the local language is not supported, English is enabled). The utility supports the following 35 languages: Russian, Arabic, Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simpl.), Chinese (Trad.), Czech, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Vietnamese.
The utility contains the most up-to-date add-ons to the Dr.Web virus databases going up to twice per hour frequency at periods of high malware submissions.
Dr.Web CureIt! detects and removes
* Rootkits * Mass-mailing worms * E-mail viruses * Peer-to-peer viruses * Internet worms * File viruses * Trojans * Stealth viruses* Polymorphic viruses * Bodiless viruses * Macro viruses * MS Office viruses * Script viruses * Spyware * Spybots * Password stealers * Keyloggers* Paid Dialers * Adware * Riskware* Hacktools * Backdoors * Joke programs * Malicious scripts * Other malware*.
How do I use Dr.Web CureIt!?
Download Dr.Web CureIt! from our website. Run the utility and press the "Start" button in the opened window. Confirm the launch by pressing the "OK" button and wait for the scanning results of the main memory and startup files. If you want to scan all or just some drives of a computer, select the Complete scan or the Custom scan mode (in the latter case, select the necessary objects you want to scan) and press the "Start scanning" button on the scanner right.
When you call the utility, you can specify parameters for the scanner in the command line, i.e. to specify the objects for scanning or/and modify the scanning modes different from the default ones.
When being scanned, infected files are cured, incurable files are moved to the quarantine directory. When the scanning is finished, the log file and the quarantine are not deleted.
How do I update Dr.Web CureIt!?
This utility can quickly clean an infected system, but it is not a permanent tool to cure your computer in case of infection. Its distribution on our web-site is always armed with the hottest add-ons to the Dr.Web virus database, but it does not include the Dr.Web Automatic Updating utility. Dr.Web CureIt! stays actual until the next release of the add-on. To scan your computer with the most up-to-date Dr.Web virus databases next time you should download new Dr.Web CureIt! package.
Access website and download fresh package: http://www.freedrweb.com/cureit/