Saturday, March 28, 2009

Conficker Worm

Next Wednesday — April Fools' Day — millions of infected PCs, called bots, will begin reporting for further instructions, presumably to begin spreading spam, stealing data or carrying out online scams. And there appears to be little the good guys can do to cut off such communications.

How to diagnose and defeat the dangerous Conficker worm:

Want to quickly find out if your PC might be one of the millions infected by Conficker? Try clicking to Microsoft.com. Next try Symantec.com. Now try McAfee.com.

If you can get to these sites, you're cool. But if your browser will not let you access any of these websites, then you very likely are infected with Conficker. ...

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