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Old 03-30-2009, 11:05 PM   #21
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There have been more than a few viruses that are timed to be released on particular dates. I'm sure the creator of this one thought April Fools was a good date and it's not the first virus released on that date.
And as I said, it wouldn't be the first one to be released on that day as a hoax either. I am not saying it is, and I do agree everyone should be prepared, but I also don't want everyone getting into a huge panic over it. Just make sure you have a good UP TO DATE anti-virus program and if at all possible, DON'T use your computer. Let's just hope it is a hoax.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:45 PM   #22
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Not unless you've updated your virus today. You should really consider a better anti-virus. McAfee isn't the best out there.
It updates automatically... the last virus scan update was today, actually. I also checked to make certain that the Windows Security Update MS08-067 was installed on my system last October...

I did read a few comparison reviews of the best anti-virus software and McAfee was fairly equally matched to AVG in Top Ten Reviews (AVG 7th & McA 11th; in Consumer Software Reviews McA was rated 5th and AVG 13th). They both have daily updates regarding known viruses... neither was rated 100% effective.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:47 AM   #23
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Here is a link to a free tool which will search your computer and
detect if you have been 'botted', made a robot of a malicious
attack which makes a robot network.

TrendSecure | Trend Micro™ RUBotted (Beta)

If you do a search on computer bot you will get plenty of info.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:27 AM   #24
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I've gotten rid of Windows years ago. And OS X and Linux....

The Leap Frog Leap Pad is years ahead of that archaic technology.



Or infact I use all three. It's a pain sometimes, but when you don't have to worry about Windows having Virii, Linux not working with whatever piece of hardware, and OS X not communication with either, then it's a good time.

Ed: I think that Microsoft even has utilities on their site or in their updates to check for and remove this problem.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:55 PM   #25
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video from Fox



Conficker Worm to Deliver Payload on April 1st
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:09 PM   #26
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Okay, I was wrong (but some have been jokes), but I really wish I wasn't.
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