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Conficker Virus Alert Posted on: 03/27/2009
Updated on: 03/27/2009 10:26:26

Conficker is a new and virulent worm that can spread across computer networks without human interaction. It takes remote control of infected computers. It has been modified at least twice, to date. The virus can infect computers with weak passwords and open shared folders and other open shared network resources. The virus can infect external hard drives and flash memory drives attached to infected computers. Security experts report that an attack from this worm is scheduled for April 1, 2009 -- but are unsure about what it will do. The best protection policy for this and other virus threats is to make sure that you are using strong passwords, and that you have the latest security updates and patches for your anti-virus software. Microsoft has more detailed information about the Conficker worm at http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/worms/conficker.mspx