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MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 04:01 PM

http://www.ksn.com/news/local/42155492.html Microsoft is warning about a virus that some say will strike on April Fool.


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 04:20 PM

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Linux <3 - nonetheless I shall keep an eye out
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 04:24 PM

This virus can't be detected by most virus programs.


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 04:32 PM

linux is an operating system, not a virus checker
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 04:34 PM

Well if I'm not online tomorrow we know why. Considering my PC is a virus infested piece of rubbish if that virus actually exists I probably have it.
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 04:38 PM

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I know, I also know that Windows viruses do not affect Linux and there are no/very few Linux viruses in the wild
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 04:42 PM

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I know, I also know that Windows viruses do not affect Linux and there are no/very few Linux viruses in the wild
I know too

I was responding to EDGE saying:

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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 04:48 PM

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I know too

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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 04:52 PM

So it could already be on people's computers?

If you don't go online tomorrow can it like, still be activated?

I'm clueless on this kind of stuff.
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 04:56 PM

It can be activated at any time if it's on the computer, tomorrow just happens to be April 1st
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 05:10 PM

Dang better not be on mine.
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 05:11 PM

You guys know that there's a good chance the virus itself might be an April Fools joke?


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 05:15 PM

A good day to use it because people wont take it serious and can do alot of harm in the long run.
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 09:08 PM

I love my Mac. <3

I don't have much to worry about, I guess. Too bad for most of the world's computers, though.


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 09:11 PM

It's prob a big joke.
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 10:43 PM

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It can be activated at any time if it's on the computer, tomorrow just happens to be April 1st
& you or they are celebrating it early?


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 10:47 PM

http://www.microsoft.com/protect/com...conficker.mspx

Apparently most anti-virus software will protect you

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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 11:03 PM

Now I actually read these things.... I don't have an apple anymore. :P


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 11:13 PM

Just make sure its upgraded don't take this as a joke.



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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 11:24 PM

For anyone who still doesn't know what's going on, here are a couple of articles that explain what the Conficker.C virus is, how it works, and how you can protect your system from it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7832652.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7973829.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7973841.stm
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - March 31st 2009, 11:39 PM

I am running a very long removal thing of norton to get rid of conficker. hopefully it works!
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 01:23 AM

I'm very paranoid that I will somehow infect my computer. *shudders*


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 01:39 AM

I just spent like 15 minutes at work talking with this one customer on the phone dicussing about this virus. We laughed, but that 15 minutes for nothing probably killed my work stats.
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 01:39 AM

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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 01:57 AM

Running Windows Emulators can open up users to viruses.


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 04:09 AM

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For anyone who still doesn't know what's going on, here are a couple of articles that explain what the Conficker.C virus is, how it works, and how you can protect your system from it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7832652.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7973829.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7973841.stm
Holy crap they wrote it in C? God damn... what ever happened to C++?


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 06:28 AM

Well, let's see what gives....
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 07:03 AM

It's April 1st and nothing happened...
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 07:22 AM

Conficker? More like...cornflicker.


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 12:02 PM

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No, it's Conficker Version C, as opposed to Conficker.A or Conficker.B, its predecessors.
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 12:20 PM

Oh. Very nice.
Whatever, my computer's already a piece of virus infected junk anyways.





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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 03:44 PM

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No, it's Conficker Version C, as opposed to Conficker.A or Conficker.B, its predecessors.
I knew that.

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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 03:46 PM

Once again Tux keeps me safe from viruses

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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 03:52 PM

Well, Apparently according to the BBC, This time it is a Dud. It did nothing but make itself stronger and harder to remove. no orders were given to it and it remains inactive but annoying as @!#R


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 03:55 PM

Source? .....


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 03:56 PM

What a great April fool. Although I think mine was better...
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 03:58 PM

Well, April fools and my PC doesn't seem to be acting any different.


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 04:32 PM

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"Those monitoring the progress of the worm as 1 April dawned around the globe said there was no evidence it was doing anything other than modifying itself to be harder to exterminate. "

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7976099.stm
   
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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 04:41 PM

If this IS a joke: I think that virus protection downloadable update was a measure to count the suckers


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Re: MICROSOFT WARNS OF CONFICKER VIRUS. - April 1st 2009, 05:22 PM

Grr I'll be glad when I get a linux laptop


   
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