31 August 2011

Free Conficker detection and removal tool

Since November 2008 Conficker has been a problem for loads of users.  It is currently still topping the prevalent threats list at 38%.  For me the biggest problem is infected machines coming onto my network.  It would be nice to have something to give external users to check their machines before connecting to the LAN.

Sophos has a free standalone Conficker removal tool available and I thought I would check it out.

You can download it form https://secure.sophos.com/custom-tools/conficker-removal-tool.msi

Install is pretty straight forward and executing the scan is a case of launching the app and hitting the "Start Scan" button.

There is also a command line option to make it easier to automate this.

There are a few other free tools from Sophos.  You can find them here http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools.aspx

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