Conficker virus

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Conficker
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Virus detection
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worms
Is this a hoax or the real thing? How can I add extra software to keep from getting the bug?
ASKED: March 28, 2009  5:28 AM
UPDATED: March 30, 2009  5:55 PM

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It is not a scam, it’s very real and a huge threat. Here is some <a href=”http://www.scamtypes.com/what-every-vista-user-needs-to-know-about-the-conficker-virus.html”>helpful information</a> on this for you. Microsoft update 958644 is a must to install immediately if it is not already on your computer.

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Check out my blog <a href=”http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/it-trenches/the-conficker-analysis-are-you-ready-for-april-1/”>The Conficker Analysis – are you ready for April 1?</a>. Note that <a href=”http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/alerts/SA09-088A.html”>CERT</a> sent a notice with a simple test to see if you may be infected by Conficker – simply try going to the following websites.

* http://www.symantec.com/norton/theme.jsp?themeid=conficker_worm&inid=us_ghp_link_conficker_worm
* http://www.mcafee.com

If a user is unable to reach either of these websites, a Conficker infection may be indicated (the most current variant of Conficker interferes with queries for these sites, preventing a user from visiting them). If a Conficker infection is suspected, the user should run the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and install updates available from the Microsoft Update site.

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