Monday, March 16th, 2009
Regular updating of both the operating system, and security software, is an essential element of computer security. Current proof of this claim is a massive proliferation of the internet worm Conficker, also known as Downadup or Kido, which has affected millions of computers worldwide. It does not strike a fully updated computer; on the contrary, it exploits known vulnerabilities, described by the operating system vendor. It relies on the fact that many users neglect Windows updates.

Conficker worm exploits in particular for its spreading a critical error in the system service, which takes care of network folder sharing. Malicious codes are being remotely launched on an infected computer without the knowledge of the user. In order to prevent its detection and destruction, Conficker immediately disables automatic security updates of the system, and additionally of some antivirus software producers. Subsequently through local networks or through the Internet, it can also attack other computers.

The result of this worm activity is a global network of infected computers, which simply await instructions from people behind its creation. As an example, the infected network can be used for spreading spam. A reliable defense against this threat is the proper installation of operating system patches and updates; however it is equally important to use updated antivirus software on your computer, such as TrustPort Antivirus and TrustPort PC Security.

Conficker worm not only uses network to spread, but can also spread via flash drives. After connecting the infected drive to the computer, malicious code may be automatically launched depending on the system settings. For this reason it is very important to provide flash drive with antivirus protection. For cases like these, it is possible to generate mobile antivirus protection using TrustPort Antivirus and TrustPort PC Security. Another way is to purchase TrustPort Antivirus USB Edition, which ensures resident protection of the flash drive.

TrustPort software offers several solutions for the destruction of this dangerous malware on an already infected computer. One solution is to generate a mobile antivirus on a flash drive from a non infected computer, and then use it to clean the infected system.

With the help of both TrustPort Antivirus and TrustPort PC Security, one can also create a rescue boot disk which can be used to remove severe malware infection. The rescue boot disk contains a non infected operating system and antivirus software, and reliably destroys harmful codes even after a fatal failure of the operating system, installed on the hard drive.
TrustPort, Inc. is a major producer of solutions for secure communications and reliable data protection. The portfolio includes both products for individual computers and for network servers, preventing known threats and detecting new dangers.
TrustPort client-side solutions provide protection against all kinds of malware, tools for reliable encryption, electronic signature and data shredding. TrustPort server-side solutions offer advanced methods of protecting mail and web traffic of the company. The portfolio is complemented by products addressing certification, timestamps and other areas.
TrustPort, Inc. was founded in March 2008 with the detachment from the development division of AEC Ltd. It now belongs to the Cleverlance Holding, which is one of the largest enterprises in Central Europe providing solutions and services in the field of Information Technology.
We welcome any inquiries about our products and the company. If you require more information or any additional materials, please visit our website at or contact:

David Stansfield
A-Z Computer Solutions (Authorized reseller)
Phone: 0407396188
E-mail: [email protected]

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A-Z Computer Solutions

A-Z Computer Solutions is the sole Australian distributor for TrustPort Data Security software solutions
David Stansfield
P: 0838878081
M: 0407396188


TrustPort software offers several solutions for the destruction of this dangerous malware on an already infected computer.


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