Conficker Virus Infects Millions Of PCs

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  


triona said... January 19, 2009 at 4:55 PM  

More on Conficker/Downadup: Researchers say 30% of Windows computers do not have the MS08-67 patch needed to protect against this virus.

Please install your Automatic Updates regularly and keep your antivirus software updated to protect against this and similar threats.

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