Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
Downadup makes use of random extension names in order to avoid detection. During disinfection, Scanning Options should be set to:
For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.
Some variants of the Downadup worm attempt to block execution of F-Secure malware removal tools. If the downloaded tool does not work, please rename the file. Example: from "f-downadup.exe" to "file.exe" or "explorer.exe". Then try running the tool again.
Specific tool with heuristics for Downadup worm variants:
This is a command line tool. Please read the text file included in the ZIP for additional details.
Knowledge Base Article 962007 provides numerous details for manual disinfection of Conficker.B (alias Downadup):
More information on the scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.
You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more assistance.
For technical details of Downadup's installation and propagation mechanisms, see the following descriptions:
Downadup uses a variety of methods and vectors to spread itself:
Certain Downadup variants have additional rooutines:
Description Created: 2009-01-09 11:53:48.0
Description Last Modified: 2010-09-29 09:40:20.0