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Friday, March 27, 2009

Beware - Computer Virus threat for April 1, 2009

A new virus known as Win32/Conflicker C (or sometimes as Kido or
Downadup) has been discovered and is expected to activate on April 1st,
which is Wednesday. We want to remind you not to open attachments in
emails from people you don't recognize, to make sure your firewall is
configured correctly, to check that all Microsoft critical updates have
been installed and to update your antivirus program to the most current
definition file.

According to an article on,

"The malicious program already is thought to have infected between 5
million and 10 million computers. Those infections haven't spawned many
symptoms, but on April 1 a master computer is scheduled to gain control
of these zombie machines, said Don DeBolt, director of threat research
for CA, a New York-based IT and software company.

What happens on April Fool's Day is anyone's guess."

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