Win32/Conficker is a worm that infects other computers across a network by exploiting a vulnerability in the Windows Server service (SVCHOST.EXE). If the vulnerability is successfully exploited, it could allow remote code execution when file sharing is enabled. Depending on the specific variant, it may also spread via removable drives and by exploiting weak passwords. It disables several important system services and security products and downloads arbitrary files.
Watch the "60 Minutes" video online in a story aired on Sunday the impact of malicious virus Conficker worm/Downadup worm.
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Conficker virus summary
Conficker C computer virus set on April Fool's Day