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The infamous Conficker computer virus (also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido) appears to be making a comeback. In this past week we’ve seen two clients from different industries attacked by this worm. The worm uses a combination of advanced malware techniques, which has made it difficult to counter and has since spread rapidly into what is now believed to be the largest computer worm infection since the 2003 SQL Slammer.

At a minimum, all your computer systems should be updated with the latest virus definations and Microsoft has released a removal guide for the worm, and recommends using the current release of its Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool to remove the worm, then applying the patch to prevent re-infection.