Posted on 2009-03-30
Tomorrow the Conficker Virus starts querying 50,000 random domains.
If your computer is configured to use a proxy and you are not able to get access to the Internet directly e.g., you have to go through the proxy to reach port 80 or 443.
Will conficker be able to make a connection to the Internet via the proxy? The analysis I have seen seems to indicate that the conficker code tries to make the connection itself, what is not clear is if the Microsoft API it uses to make the connection will automatically connect using the proxy details stored on the computer.