BitDefender’s announcement follows yesterday’s pitch by competitor, Trend Micro, as reported by iTWire - http://www.itwire.com/content/view/24128/1231/ - offering free protection against the new variant expected to be launched by “cyberfools” tomorrow.
BitDefender says it has launched a free tool that will remove all versions of the Conficker (or Downadup) worm on business workstations and networks.
Vlad Valceanu, BitDefender’s senior malware analyst says the Conficker removal tool was first available for home users last week, and now the company has added a similar removal tool for business networks.
“BitDefender’s unique network removal tool is scalable and can be used by networks of various sizes. The tool allows IT administrators to easily and centrally remove the Conficker worm from business networks without the need to run a local removal tool on each machine, thus avoiding the risks of the worm spreading throughout the network again.
“Businesses worldwide can experience significant losses in productivity or network downtime due to the Conficker worm, which is simply unacceptable for any business, especially in the current economic climate. BitDefender supports businesses around the globe that are infected by the worm by offering this free and easy-to-use removal tool.”
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