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Computer worm could infect millions

Security experts are racing against time to try to stop a computer worm from infecting millions of computers. The worm is supposed to strike on April first. The worm is called “Conficker C" and it could be one of the most damaging computer attacks we've seen in years. Conficker first surfaced in 2008 and infected nine million computers. Since then it's become more powerful and complicated than ever. Exactly what will happen if the worm attacks is unknown. Experts say it could steal personal information, wipe out hard drives, or con computer users into buying phony software. To keep your computer safe, be sure your anti-virus software is up to date. Microsoft offers a free service scan at

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Everyone just needs to buy a MAC, then you would not have this problem. HA HA


we can't all be metrosexual hipsters.

Could not agree more

Symantec (Although I much rather prefer Trend Micro's antivirus solution, ESPECIALLY for business.. (Norton has a way of bunking up a network ans keeping you out of where you want to go) has a free Conficker removal tool Also a good note.. As much as we love AVG because it is free, in technology you get what you pay for. Many free antivirus programs do not offer you the needed protection of a good antivirus program.Many local ISPs offer good packages at no cost, such as twc who offers Computer Associates complete suite for free, up to five licenses per household. Finally and most importantly... take the time prior to 04-01 to go to and run/update every critical patch for your PC that is available. Follow Microsoft's instructions for auto update as well... Good antivrus, Tuesday updates from Microsoft, and staying off inappropriate sites will always keep you, your personal information and your PC safe...


Agree with most of what you have to say except for AVG..its a SOLID program that doesn't HOG up resources. UNUSABLE because it hogs up precious resources. I uninstalled it and haven't looked back! Granted I use AVG on some systems and CA on others.