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New Virus on April 1st - Conficker C !!! Please ReadType of Infections
Ok, so on April 1st there will be a new virus emerging that can be incredibly hostile to your computing environment. The virus is the Conficker C, a variant from the Conficker A and B. The C variant is much more advanced and it is difficult to protect against. If you become infected it is going to require a manual removal. (I do virus removals for $79.99 and do a free diagnostic with that as well - compare that to Best Buy's Geek Squad who charges $199.99 for their diagnostic and virus removal.) It will turn your computer into a bot, picking up viruses and distributing them to others as well as making your computer a link in attacks of other computers or websites.
With that said, to protect yourself, I would recommend updating windows to the latest service pack and installing all other critical updates. Microsoft released a patch to protect you against the Conficker, and an advisory to that can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/
Aside from doing the Windows Updates, I would also recommend that you keep your anti-virus definitions updated, as well as not downloading any activeX controls from websites that you don't know. This will be a widespread virus and infection can come from multiple locations.
If you have any questions or want to know more about what it does please feel free to email me. If you become infected on April 1st, or think you may have become infected, I can do a free diagnostic of all your hardware and run a virus scan to see if it is an issue.
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