Friday, January 27, 2006

Microsoft Relesease BlackWorm Anti-Malware Removal Tool After D-Day?

Well, this just doesn't make ANY sense, given that the payload trigger for the BlackWorm worm is 3 February 2006.

Via the Microsoft Anti-Malware Engineering Team Blog:

Microsoft releases a new version of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool every month on the second Tuesday of the month together with the other security updates. The next version, targeted for release on February 14th will detect and remove this worm. Also, the beta version of Windows OneCare Live protects against this threat. It can be obtained here:

Having said that, there have been reliable reports that Semantec's removal tool for the BlackWorm worm works fine. You can obtain it here:

More nonsense here.


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