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  1. JBrooks

    JBrooks TS Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    From CNN:

    (CNN) -- A computer-science detective story is playing out on the Internet as security experts try to hunt down a worm called Conficker C and prevent it from damaging millions of computers on April Fool's Day.

    This piece of computer code tells the worm to activate on April 1, 2009, researchers at CA found.

    The anti-worm researchers have banded together in a group they call the Conficker Cabal. Members are searching for the malicious software program's author and for ways to do damage control if he or she can't be stopped.


    One quick way to see if your computer has been infected is to see if you have gotten automatic updates from Windows in March. If so, your computer likely is fine, DeBolt said.

    Microsoft released a statement saying the company "is actively working with the industry to mitigate the spread of the worm."

    Users who haven't gotten the latest Windows updates should go to http://safety.live.com if they fear they're infected, the company's statement says.

    DeBolt said people who use other antivirus software should check to make sure they've received the latest updates, which also could have been disabled by Conficker C."
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