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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

For those of you that may not have heard there is a new worm set to be released on April Fool's Day, but this is no joking matter.

Find out more about Win32/Conficker.D.

This worm not only attacks your main hard drive, it attacks your entire network. Any secondary drives you have for storage, usb drives, and other pc's connected through a router, your back up partitions can all be infected and can be spread without a users intervention. It instantly destroys any anti-virus programs and other programs that you may use for protection. It may redirect websites you are trying to browse, and in the previous versions we have encountered, it cut off access to my computer, start menu programs were disabled, and any other file access.

Make sure all windows updates are installed. Although, Microsoft claims that this should stop the virus, I wouldn't put to much confidence in that, but better to take whatever measures you can to be safe. Update all anti-virus and spyware programs, but most importantly back up any import files to a disk or removable hard drive. Make sure you remove your extra hard drive if you are using it for a back up. If the worm attacks your system and the hard drive is plugged in, it will corrupt it as well. Do not leave any usb drives plugged in, These are vulnerable too.
Also, make sure you have a back up disk to reformat your computer computer, if necessary. The partition on your hard will most likely be attacked as well.
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