Waiting, reflecting and removing

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jan 23, 2004

Microsoft reports success of Blaster removal tool

While young Romanian virus author Dan Dumitru Ciobanu awaited trial by a Romanian court last month for releasing a variant of W32/Blaster that reportedly infected just 27 machines, Microsoft was reflecting on the success of its removal tool for the original variant. The tool, the first of its kind to be provided by Microsoft, was released five months after the initial appearance of the worm, and was downloaded 1.4 million times (mainly automatically through Windows Update) during the first few hours of its availability.

Posted on 23 January 2004 by Virus Bulletin

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