Beware/be aware Conficker/Downadup on April 1

 

Just a reminder: the Conficker/Downadup worm has a payload that will activate on April 1 (which is tomorrow here in Manila). Mainly, it will contact several domains, for what analysts can only speculate. For all we know, it could be this year’s biggest April Fool’s joke. While most antivirus companies downplay the danger (since Microsoft has since patched the vulnerability being exploited by this worm), it pays to be careful.

Most antivirus can detect and delete/quarantine most variants, so make sure your antivirus software is updated. Perform a full scan. Be careful when going online.

Read the Trend Micro Q&A here more more information.

March 31st, 2009

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