“We’re from the government and we’re here to help!” – FBI in regards to removing Coreflood from infected computers

The FBI seized control of the Coreflood servers a couple weeks ago, drastically reducing the traffic that was being generated by the large botnet by stopping the update of the bot clients. This will allow anti-virus programs to begin to discover the presence on infected machines and hopefully remove it.

That’s awesome, but what’s next? The FBI is seeking to uninstall the malicious software, remotely, with the approval of the computer owners, or to optionally provide instructions for the removal to those affected.

Would you want the government accessing your computer in any way? I would love to hear your thoughts.

More information can be found here: http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/138659/20110427/coreflood-fbi-botnet-virus-microsoft.htm

If you feel your machine may be infected, please seek professional help immediately to insure your privacy remains intact and your system is not responsible for further spread of malicious software. You can call us at 864.990.4748 or email info@homelandsecureit.com – we provide computer and network security support in the Greenville and Upstate, SC area.


Comments 1

  1. “We are from the government, and we are here to help” This has GOT to be THE scariest phrase in the english language!

    Thankfully, in this instance, they were helpful by shutting down the spambot operation.

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