Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Fool's Computer Worm Info

It is rumored that computers infected with the Conficker worm will be affected on April 1, 2009, April Fool's day. Although the specific action is not known, speculation has been from minor to major impact. MSN.com's article, April Fool's Conficker Threat is Likely Hype shares some easy ways to check if a computer has been infected. Specifically, an infected computer won't be able to access certain security sites, such as microsoft.com to get updates.

Based on this check, it appears my computer is worm free. However, I still plan to back up my files today, in an April 1 issue happens. :-)

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