Conficker Virus Infects Millions Of PCs
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Remember that emergency Windows patch I told you about in October? A super-virulent virus based on that bug is taking over Windows computers. Known as Conficker or Downadup, it may control as many as 9 million PCs... and counting.
To protect yourself, make sure your antivirus software is up to date and that you are current on your Windows updates (try Microsoft Update). The update that closes the hole used by this virus is MS08-067, but shows up as KB958644 in Add/Remove Programs if you have Show Updates checked.
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Posted byTriona Guidry at 1:49 PM