Oxford Brookes claims it’s clean from Conficker

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Oxford Brookes University has said that most of its systems are now operational, following on from a "sustained and significant" attack from the Conficker virus.

However, some services remain slightly slower due to the antivirus measures that have been put in place.

The university said it would keep the situation under review, but believed the impact on performance would be "minimal and temporary".

The virus affected servers and desktop PCs after the virus hit the University late last week, causing a temporary computer shut down.

The university's quick clean-up contrasts quite sharply with the possible million pound cost Ealing Council will incur after its networks were hit by Conficker.

The head of the Conficker Working Group Rodney L. Joffe previously told IT PRO that publicised incidents of Conficker attacks were just the "tip of the iceberg".