Thought I had seen the last of conficker virus! Grr!!
Had staff today complaining to me that the printers keep disappearing when they try to print over the network at a school I look after. They have Server 2008 with Windows 7 Pro and all client machines have AVG Business 9.0 on them.
Now disappearing printers is strange because every workstation has each printer locally installed (they were in the image). I logged into a few workstations locally and found that the printer spooler was disabled! Now this got me suspicious so I downloaded the Windows Malicious software removal tool and ran it. Low and behold it detected and removed cornflicker!! I thought I had seen the end of this virus! :mad::mad:
Now the Main domain controller and fileserver are provided and maintained by the local authority and has McAfee on it. I scanned this and this also came up as infected!
Why is the antivirus software not picking up cornflicker? I thought Windows 7 was pretty secure against cornflicker (obviously I am wrong!).
Now I will have to work my way through all the clients and remove it. What is the best procedure to do this and protect against reinfection?
On a Windows XP machine network last year I had to disconnect each machine from the network, run the Microsoft malicious software patch to remove cornflicker, then patch XP with the MS08-67, MS08-68 and MS09-01 Patches and then finally physically add each machine it back to the Network (plug back in)
Is there a similar procedure with Windows 7? I would have thought it wouldn't need patching up?
Why has AVG and McAfee (who both have real-time protection) failed to protect the machines?
Thanks for any help.