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Serious post from me for a change folks.

This is not a Hoax the IT fraternity are taking this one seriously.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Security experts eye worm attack

Our IT manager personally shut down every PC in our office today and made sure all updates had been installed.

His advice is to make sure your anti virus software has all the latest updates and to run a full scan on your pc tommorrow.

They don't know what the virus will do but here's some background history on it.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Timeline: The Conficker worm

Advice on protection

BBC NEWS | Technology | Q&A: Conficker protection

I don't normally post stuff like this but I've never know our IT dept to take counter measures against a Hoax

Cheers and stay safe
Tony
 

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Only just noticed this thread and thought I would let you know a little more about it

I work in the IT security industry for a well known AV company. The common conception is this worm (commonly known as Conficker) will cause mayhem today (April 3rd). This maybe just standard media hype very much like the year 2000 scare. The virus has 3 main variants and has been in existence since last november. Most people will not be affected by the latest variant as it targets previously infected computers.

The virus spreads in several ways, over the local area network, by using administrative shares, via USB drives and with the recent version via a peer to peer connection.

Standard advice is to ensure all machine have up to date security patches installed, up to date Av installed, regular scans completed.

If you do get affected disconnect the computer from the network and use one of the several tools available to remove the virus (from all major brands) which are free of charge. Then perform a full scan to ensure it is removed before putting it back on the network

If anyone has any further questions please pm me
 
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Thanks for the Update DZ :thumbs:

Please if you do have any questions post them on here or PM DZ :)
 

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Only another few minutes to go until next year:lol:
I work with speed boats. I'll keep U informed soonest somebody links up their laptop to the ECU on the dzasterus effects of having some of their 'oil burners' ignite backwards.... Would bring in some business though:lol:
 

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Just ensure you apply all Windows updates. This vulnerability was patched last October or November I think, so if you have automatic updates switched on you should not have to worry about it.
 
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